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This Advent, Embrace a Doubting Faith
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In <a href="http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=159874132" target="_blank">Matthew 11: 2-11</a>, when John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and ...

Light in the Midst of the Darkest Night
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Sometimes, a friend can send just the right email at just the right time. Sometimes, a friend can send just the right email at just the right time. A message that is meant for a p ...

Have Yourself a Revolutionary Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Many of us are asking how we can "un-co-opt Christmas" from consumer culture. Asking questions like:</p> Many of us are asking how we can "un-co-opt Christmas ...

In Memory of Richard Holbrooke
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, cast a large shadow, reach for large and lofty goals. Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, ...

The Christian Industrial Complex
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

and Isaiah 21:13-17. Until God's order to defend was sent down, the muslims fled "the drawn sword ...

Who Will Listen to the Voices of Veterans Calling for Peace?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I watched helplessly as the snow fell on stubborn veterans and police officers at the White House gates. I watched helplessly as the snow fell on stubborn veterans and police offi ...

Afghanistan: Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

[sinful?] enterprise - see Is. 40:21-24; 45:1-7; Jer. 18:1-10; 27:3-6; Dan. 4:17-32, etc.), American ... problematic [sinful?] enterprise - see Is. 40:21-24; 45:1-7; Jer. 18:1-10; 27:3-6; Dan. 4:17-32, etc.), ...

Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety, and while millions of Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince o ...

Southern Sudanese in Khartoum at Risk
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: South Sudan is preparing for its independence referendum on January 9 -- an event whose occurrence is threatened by North Sudan's intransigence ...

Different Faiths, Common Humanity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This past week I was afforded a sneak peek at the forthcoming PBS documentary <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/calling/" target="_blank"><em>The Calling</em>< ...

Human Beings Matter More Than Analogies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last week, I joined a conservative talk show in Cincinnati to talk about <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/30/pray-for-bernard-pray-for-the-dream/" target="_blank">Bernard Pastor& ...

A Green Christmas: 5 Realistic Ideas for Celebrating the Season
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Well, here we go. Like it or not, tis the season. For me the holidays are a mixed blur of emotions, hopes, and unfulfilled, unrealistic dreams and desires. Well, here we go. Like ...

Jon Stewart, the End Times, and the Season of Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last October, at the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/01/jon-stewarts-misguided-rally-to-restore-sanity/" target="_blank">Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear</a>, <a hre ...

Church or State?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As researchers continue to pore through the quarter-of-a-million documents made public by WikiLeaks, I've been wondering when something with religious interest would surface. ...

This Advent, What Are You Waiting For?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

We Americans hate to wait. Whatever we want, we want it now. Pay-per-view. One-click shopping. Smart phones. Drive-through restaurants. We Americans hate to wait. Whatever we wan ...

Haitians Protest Election, And So Do I
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Anxiety set in for many people in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/haiti/" target="_blank">Haiti</a> long before Dec. Anxiety set in for many peop ...

My Favorite Simple Cooking Recipe Books
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As Valerie Weaver- Zercher writes in "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank" ...

A Letter To My Son: Welcome to the In-Between
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This is a letter to my son that I am not sure he will understand now, but it is one that I hope he will look back upon to give clarity to some moments of confusion and exclusion. ...

Middle East Martyr-Christians
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

One of the most precious artifacts I have in my office isn't an ancient coin or oil lamp. It is a business card. From northern Iraq.</p> One of the most precious artifa ...

The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp ...

Faith, Music, and Arts at the Wild Goose Festival
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

My life changed when I went to a Christian festival in the UK in the 1990s. The same could happen to you if you come to the Christian music and social justice festival happening in the U.S. ...

How Can a 'Peace and Justice' Community Support the DREAM Act?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

We've been asked by more than one of our readers and supporters about how we can <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/dream-act/" target="_blank">support the DREAM Act</a> and ...

Remembering Elizabeth Edwards, Advocate for Health Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/12/08/remembering-elizabeth-edwards-advocate-for-health-reform/" target="_self"></a>[Editors' note: Today we remember Elizabeth ...

Undocumented Young People Need the DREAM
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last Wednesday, December 1 marked the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Bus_Boycott" target="_blank">Montgomery bus boycott< ...

Building Bridges for Creation Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Imagine you've become a mom for the first time. Looking at your infant daughter, you have a personal revelation that your conventional consumer-driven lifestyle is shallow. I ...

My Story as an Undocumented Immigrant
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

To become an undocumented immigrant requires very little but is a result of tremendous social, economic, political, and environmental forces; I offer my story as example.</p> ...

Speaking Christian with Marcus Borg
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: As part of Sojourners' commitment to bring you into discussion with a broad range of theological perspectives, writer Becky Garrison offers this ...

American 'Exceptionalism' Can Degenerate Into Superiority
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

There has been a fascinating and important dialogue going on this week over at the <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/" target="_blank"><em>Washington ...

Stop the Games in Congress
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In just the past few days, the <a href="http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-224.shtml" target="_blank">U.S. In just the past few days, the U.S. ...

Justice for Farmworkers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: This m ...

The Testimony of One North Korean Girl
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/12/01/the-testimony-of-one-north-korean-girl/" target="_blank"></a>You need to watch this. In fact, you must watch this. Please watch ...

When is an Incentive a Bribe? Israel, Settlements, and Fighter Jets
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers.</p> Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers. Parent: "We've got one spare car that we'd like ...

That Thieving Christ and Advent
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:04pm | Type: Blog

In this season in which we find ourselves there is an anticipatory feeling in the air. A waiting, a longing, and yearning. This is a time filled with preparations and signs and symbols. ...

Global AIDS Day and Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"It gets better." Those are the words of promise that many of us spoke to Internet audiences this past autumn to encourage adolescents who are considering suicide. " ...

Unto Us a Child is Given
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Windley-Daoust Why is it such a fight to have a 'natural' childbirth? Few people are going to ...

Why I'm Becoming a Doula
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kierra Jackson Discovering the call to 'mother the mothers.' Why am I becoming a doula? My answer co ...

Reclaiming Childbirth
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shafia M. Monroe How a resurgent movement is taking birth back from the medical establishment. Through history ...

Being There
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Matt Hildreth A reluctant uncle witnesses the home birth of his nephew. It was Sunday morning and I was late - ...

On the Potter's Wheel
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gordon Cosby What's it like to be almost human? Reflections on Jeremiah 18. N. Gordon Cosby is the foun ...

Rough, Mystic Beauty
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon Say God: Songs and Poems of Daniel Higgs. Thrill Jockey. Lungfish is a legendary band from Bal ...

Are We Found Yet?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The most significant DVD release of 2010 is America Lost and Found, packaging seven films produced between 1968 and 1972, ...

What's Wrong with Privatizing the Internet?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum For a while it looked like the battle for "Net neutrality" was won when President Obama appointed his own ch ...

Advent in a Crumbling Empire
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shelley Douglass The season's real message isn't pretty, but it is powerful. I've been thinking ...

The Right to Refuse to Bear Arms
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Logan Mehl-Laituri A growing movement of veterans promotes selective conscientious objection. At age 22 I foun ...

Voices from the South?
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 5:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rev. Brad Harris I read with relish Walter Brueggemann ("'Come, Rejoice with Me,'" September-October 2010) on new life ...

Jesus' Best Work
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels In February 2009, I attended a conference in Egypt taught by Arab Christians from throughout the Middle East. ...

Nothing to See Here...
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Having successfully survived a mid-life crisis -- mainly by living past mid-life -- I felt it was finally time to sell my H ...

Have You Heard the Good News?
Originally Posted: 02/22/2011 - 5:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 In ancient Israel, God ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Georgia Peace Georgia Peace In Faith Beyond Borders: Doing Justice in a Dangerous Wor ...

The Way to Cold Mountain
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Temple Cone Bach wrote his solo cello suites as études, not for performance./ Imagine, the arpeggios of the first prelude, forever privat ...