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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: 80 Percent of Captured 'Taliban' Were Civilians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Is Revivalist Spirituality Still Relevant Today?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I made my first trip to the <a href="http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/" target="_blank">Greenbelt Festival</a> in the UK last summer. I made my first tr ...

More Great Summer Reading Ideas
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/15/more-great-summer-reading-ideas/" target="_self"></a>In addition to my summer reading recommendations from the other day, I nee ...

How To Prepare for Turbulent Times
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Change happens in our lives whether we like it or not so we must learn how to mold our lives so that we bend, rather than break, in the midst of change. Change happens in our live ...

The Logic of Online Community
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:49pm | Type: Blog

When trying to make sense of the changes that new media have brought to us, we can use either supplementary or substitutionary logic. When trying to make sense of the changes that ...

Nonviolent Resistence Resources
Originally Posted: 07/18/2011 - 10:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen Studies, Films, Websites, and Books on Nonviolence Here is an extended list of Sojourners ...

Six Questions for Deiglis Delgado
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Bio: Volunteer with Latinos United for Clean Air (LUCA) in Fresno, California 1. How do ...

We're Number 33 (We Rock!)
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Speaking of my granddaughter, I was changing her diaper the other day, and in the contents I'm pretty sure I saw ... ...

Mustard Seed Power
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 1:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani Even the weakest faith can give us the strength to move mountains -- or climb them. In the go ...

'Please Welcome Them'
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels There is a light in me now, and it is taking over the darkness. Two years ago in Jordan, I met an ...

My Search for the Truth About the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

the Psalms where the psalmist rejoiced in the Lord that his enemies were judged (Psalm 17:13-14; 18:37-42, ...

A Hymn Celebrating God's Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This hymn was originally used for the dedication of the 180 solar panels on the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware where I am the co-pastor. This h ...

10 Problems of a Dying Church (and How to Fix Them)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:48pm | Type: Blog

I recently wrote a blog about how to kill a dying church, asking questions about what to do with so many churches dying. I recently wrote a blog about how to kill a dying church ...

The Faith Community and the Wisconsin State Budget
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Jesus never said anything about collective bargaining. He never called for the continuation of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income workers. Jesus never said anything about ...

Rereading Feminism
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Women's ongoing search, in life and texts, for equality and empowerment. Second-wave fem ...

Bringing in the Sheaves
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jesse Zink In the world's newest country, South Sudan, seminaries have taken on an unusual subject. God ...

For the Healing of the Nation
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alan Storey Mark's gospel tells us that healing, like suffering, should unite us. A Bible study for the health-care debate. ...

From Mourning to Gladness
Originally Posted: 12/01/2011 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Carolyn McKinstry The KKK bomb that killed four girls did not have the last word. An eyewitness account. On ...

Why I Love Fire, Pentecost, and the Beloved Community
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Blog

This past weekend, Christians around the world celebrated one of our holiest holi-days: Pentecost. This past weekend, Christians around the world celebrated one of our holiest hol ...

Acedia and the Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I was at the pool with the kids recently and couldn't help but overhear a very loud and opinionated conversation happening near me. I was at the pool with the kids recently a ...

Waking the Church to Just Consumerism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The Hebrew scriptures recount time and again how God blesses the earth with enough provision and food for its inhabitants. The Hebrew scriptures recount time and again how God ble ...

The Story and Voice of Sung-Bong Choi
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100609-sungchoi.jpg"></a>Have you heard the story of Sung-Bong Choi? I absolutely love these kinds of stories. And it's not that I just ...

Pentecost: The Coming of the Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

of a goose being used as a metaphor for the Holy Spirit. I was born, fortuitously, on March 17, and have ... of a goose being used as a metaphor for the Holy Spirit. I was born, fortuitously, on March 17, and have ...

My Summer Reading Recommendations
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Here are a few books I've been reading and would like to recommend to you for the coming summer:</p> Here are a few books I've been reading and would like to re ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Canada. Petraeus. Exit Strategies.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

I Treat My Slaves Just Great!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

is even mentioned in two of the Ten Commandments ( Exodus 20:10, 17 ), which last time I checked ... in both the ancient world where the Bible was written and in the western world from the 17th to the 19th ...

Can Mindfulness Be Tweeted?
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

I attended a basketball game this winter at the University of Maryland, accompanied by an intern at my workplace, a man in his twenties. I attended a basketball game this winter ...

Why Do Christians Think It's Blasphemous to Doubt?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Not too long ago, a family member told me in hushed sad tones that he was praying for me. I wasn't ill. I wasn't going through a tough time. No. Not too long ago, a fami ...

Freedom Fighter
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Bernard Lafayette Bernard Lafayette, a leader in the civil rights movement ...

What About Gadhafi?
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Stephen Zunes Does bloody civil war in Libya mean nonviolence has its limits? The overwhelmingly nonviolent pr ...

Nothing Spontaneous About It
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 8:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The roots of Egypt's revolt: the story of Egypt's long preparation for nonviolent revolution. ...

Best Practices in Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Kathy Kamphoefner What the Egyptians did right: a Cairo-based nonviolence trainer looks at what the Jan. 25 activists did right. ...

People Power
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Erica Chenoweth From Cairo, Egypt, to Madison, Wisconsin, civil society is fighting back through massive nonviolent resistance. But what m ...

Yemen: The Difference Between a Peaceful Revolution and Violent Clashes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Atiaf Alwazir, who runs the blog <a href="http://womanfromyemen.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Woman from Yemen</a>, has a new post explaining the relationship between what she ...

Should We Seek Our Dreams or God's Will?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

When young people graduate, they're often told to follow their dreams. Change the world. After all, the sky's the limit. When young people graduate, they're often t ...

The Most Interesting Woman in the World
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

as "lords" or "gods." Samaria has had five foreign gods since the Assyrians (see 2 Kings 17 ...

His Name is Potlako
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

His name is Potlako. Potlako means "earlier than expected," I suppose he was named Potlako because he was either a premature baby or he followed soon -- too soon -- after his elder brother. ...

What Men and Women Lose Under Complementarianism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

with the importance Jesus placed on unity among his followers. Jesus' prayer over all believers in John 17 ... to provide in John 17. As with the experience of women, men can completely miss seeing themselves as God sees ...

Could the U.S. Be Moving to a State of Perpetual War?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

the deficit", the House proposed INCREASING military spending by $17 billion...enough! So much for a committment ... the deficit", the House proposed INCREASING military spending by $17 billion...enough! So much for a committment ...

Why Did Two Wild Goose Contributors Spend the Night in Jail?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

North Carolina, host state for the inaugural <a href="http://wildgoosefestival.org/" target="_blank">Wild Goose Festival</a>, has many things going for it. ...

Love Wins
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/06/love-wins/" target="_self"></a>No, I am not submitting a belated entry into the heated conversation about Rob Bell's lates ...

Friday Links Round Up: Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:41pm | Type: Blog

Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here� ...

How Peer Pressure Creates Social Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

People are rarely swayed by information alone. People are rarely swayed by information alone. If they were, the cigarette industry would have collapsed when the first Surgeon Gene ...

An Alternative to Abortion: Imagine the Story We Can Live Out
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

After my <a href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/rapture/" target="_blank">recent intense post about the rapture</a> that has come and gone, I thought I'd write ...

More Financial Madness
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Here is part two of my thoughts on the financial situation that the United States faces. Our nation needs a jobs bill. The country needs a second stimulus bill. Here is part two o ...

From the Editors
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:34am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Every gun that is made is, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed. &quo ...

Six Questions for Inez Killingsworth
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Bio: Founded Empowering and Strengthing Ohio's People (ESOP) to stop predatory lending and home foreclosures. Website: ...

What? Already?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 5:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our nation expects bold and innovative leadership. (Kidding.) At the media's insistence, we ...

The Most Interesting Woman in the World
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 5:52am | Type: Magazine Article

five foreign gods since the Assyrians (see 2 Kings 17:30-31) and the one Samaria worships now ...

Beyond Guilt by Association
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 5:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Mainstream Muslims detest the infection of radicalization far more than do other people. Are Americ ...