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Where Her Heart Is
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Humanitarian, award winning actress, and best-selling author Ashley Judd reflects on her faith and "true calling" - ...

The Ayn Rand Makeover
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The mainstreaming of Rand is, in large part, the work of one man (and his money). I have a ...

God's Care Package is Bursting
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

situations. [ July 17 ] We Are Not Alone Genesis 28:10-19; Psalm 86:11-17; Romans ... (Psalm 145:17). God does not want to fight or strive with us. God does not call us to wrestle our ...

Revolutionary Spirit
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Wilde I'm rejoicing in the news from Egypt. I'm rejoicing in the news from Egypt. I thought ...

Nonviolence Classic
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Ewell Thank you for the excellent articles about Egypt's use of nonviolence in its successful liberation from the Mubarak regime ...

Liquid Statistics
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ray Higgs Could Doug Thorpe's meaningful "Living Waters" (April 2011) have been complemented by a fact file on the injustic ...

When a Kiss Isn't Just a Kiss
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wendy Holland To quote my husband on "The Surprising Power of Nonviolence" issue (May 2011): "Best cover ever."        ...

My Other Calling? Coaching Jack and Luke
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

My iPhone died and I didn't even care. A cooler full of water and ice was dumped on my head, which soaked not only me, but also my phone. My older son Luke's Little League team, called the Nationals, ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: The Politics and Pain of War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...

8 Inspiring Movies About Social Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/29/8-inspiring-movies-about-social-change/" target="_self"></a>Ah the joy of watching movies in the summer! Of course, there are a ...

Could a Decline in Numbers Bring New Hope to Southern Baptists?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Although I've never been a Southern Baptist, I have a special place in my heart for them. Although I've never been a Southern Baptist, I have a special place in my heart ...

Toothbrushes, Towels, and Tackling Root Causes in Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://mccpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/toothbrushes-towels-and-tackling-root-causes-in-gaza/" target="_blank"></a>We met 10-year-old Noor Al-Abid in Nove ...

Worship, Liturgy, and an Introduction to Poet Scott Kinder-Pyle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian pastor in Spokane, Washington, and the featured poet in <em>Sojourners</em>' July issue. Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian p ...

Michelle Obama and the Women of South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Places and spaces become holy because they are locations where the human and the divine meet. Places and spaces become holy because they are locations where the human and the divi ...

Malick's Metaphysics: Creation, Being, and The Tree of Life
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

When evangelical politicians pronounce on topics like the origins of the universe, the results are almost always awful -- embarrassing, infuriating, unwatchable. When evang ...

A Gun, a Pause, and Innocence Lost in the West Bank
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:13am | Type: Blog

"zones." Area A is for Palestinians only -- their police, and their civic authorities. It comprises 17 ...

Graduates: Boast Gladly in Your Weaknesses
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

[<strong>Editors' note: </strong><em>This blog post is taken from a commencement address Nadia Bolz-Weber delivered for the graduates of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley ...

Wanted: An Uncool Church of Distractions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Sitting in church the other night, I thought about Jackson Helms.</p> Sitting in church the other night, I thought about Jackson Helms. Helms, a 12-year-old who suffers ...

The War Must Not Go On!
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama made his long-awaited announcement on beginning withdrawal of the 103,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Last evening, President Obama made his long-a ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Obama to Bring 33,000 Troops Home
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...

Aid, Not War in Afghanistan: An Open Letter From Religious Leaders to President Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/soj11031.jpg"></a>Dear Mr. President,</p> Dear Mr. President, As your target date to begin U.S. ...

The Infuriating, Scary, and Ironic Inside Job
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Matt Damon's closing words in the Academy Award winning film, <em><a href="http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/" target="_blank">Inside Job</a>, </em>are as f ...

Black Men and 'Jumping the Broom'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/22/black-men-and-jumping-the-broom/"></a>In one of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/20/bern ...

This is Not Enough
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

With President Obama's announcement on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan expected in a speech tomorrow evening, news stories today are citing a variety of unnamed sources claiming to know what he ...

10 Ways Pastors Muck It Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

After posting a blog about my <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/13/10-problems-of-a-dying-church-and-how-to-fix-them/" target="_blank">observations of a dying church</a>, th ...

Ashley Judd: 'My Christian Faith Demands I Work for Social Justice'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

17:3 "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. (John 7:24) "Stop ... not judgemental. I'm glad you bring up Luke 17:3 because it illustrates the point I was trying to make. ...

Are Millennials Conflicted About Morality?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:55pm | Type: Blog

The Public Religion Research Institute recently released the results of their newest survey, "Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality," which shined new light on the complexity of opinio ...

The Highest Calling: Being a Dad
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was Father's Day. As a favor to a dear friend, I did a speaking event on Saturday night away from home, and planned on returning very early in the morning for Sunday and Father's Day. ...

The Ugliest Word in the English Language: Fracking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I think I know the ugliest word in the English language -- a neologism, actually, coined to describe the technique for pumping liquid at high pressure into rock to open up cracks so that natural ga ...

Thank God That I am a Man and Not a Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It's likely that some of you will take offense at the title of this post. But if you read through the post, it'll certainly make more sense in the larger context. It ...

What Would Jonathan Edwards Say About Twitter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

reading a lot of sermons by Jonathan Edwards, a 17th century preacher in colonial North America. ...

What Do People of Faith Have To Say About Torture?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:52pm | Type: Blog

rapidly in the 17th century; Descartes effectively removed all moral objections to animal ... rapidly in the 17th century; Descartes effectively removed all moral objections to animal ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: 80 Percent of Captured 'Taliban' Were Civilians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 4:40pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 10:49pm | 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 - 11:05pm | 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 - 1:20pm | 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 - 7:11pm | 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 - 2:01pm | 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 - 1:58pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 10:48pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 1:38pm | 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 - 1:55pm | 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 - 1:51pm | 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 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

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