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'Boots on the Ground'
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick Elder Seth Kershner As military recruiters gain a foothold in Christian school ...

On Scripture: Our Dysfunctional Families
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Before I knew God, I knew Joseph. Before I knew God, I knew Joseph. If you grew up in the 80s, like I did, there’s a decent chance that your earliest knowledge of Joseph’s stor ...

Between Iraq and a Hard Place
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright U.S. intervention has been the problem in Iraq, not the solution. THE DEEPENING CRISIS grippi ...

September/October 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Product

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Mommy, Minister, and Unmarried: Single Mothers in the Pulpit
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birthday and the tick-tock of her biological clock was getting hard to i ...

September/October 2014 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:33pm | Type: Product

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Ground Operation
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Bethany Spicher Schonberg Through farming, veterans across the country tend to the soil—and the wounds of war. ...

A Summit for Change
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "When I claim to be a Christian, it should be a radical statement." IN JUNE, SOJOURNERS ...

September-October 2014
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Issue

September, 2014 - October, 2014 Ground Operation September ...

Russell Moore on Sex (Answers to the Questions You Didn't Ask)
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Issues of the kind that belong on the therapist's couch are the kinds of topics that frequently crowd the inbox of Russell Moore, who recently marked his first anniversary as the Southern Baptist Conventi ...

Lessons from the World's Loneliest Whale
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

We send out our words and hope that someone will hear them and sing back to us. We send our words over the water ... and listen ... and hope. In the northern Pacific Ocean, there ...

Until We See Their Faces
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God calls us to love and show compassion to the stranger, particularly those who suffer. But first, they must become real to us. And there is nothing more viscerally real, per ...

CCCU Names First Woman As President Following Controversial Firing Of Previous Leader
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Press

July 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Rabbi David Saperstein Nominated To Be US Ambassador For Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

July 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Kay Campbell ...

Behind #WeAreN: 'If One Group Is Marked, We're All Marked'
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

A Muslim movement that says, “We are all Christians,” is subversive in the most daring of ways. It taunts the Islamic State and says to suffering neighbors, “Doctrine aside, we see your humanity. You should no ...

The Loophole That Allows Domestic Abusers to Have Guns
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Across the country, dangerous people with records of domestic violence, stalking, and aggression have no legal restriction keeping them from obtaining guns. Across the country, d ...

Turkish Official: Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

Many Turkish women were doubled over with laughter Tuesday after their country’s deputy leader said in a speech assailing “moral corruption” that women should not laugh in public and should not talk on their m ...

I Need Feminism Because ...
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

In a perfect world, women can choose to be whomever they want. But there is not yet a country on earth in which that is actually true. That is why we need feminism. So, #womenagai ...

Jobless Kabul and the Works of War
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

As the U.S. cobbles together justifications for its ongoing, foolhardy war in Afghanistan, glimmers of hope persist in small communities. Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peac ...

SNAP's Clergy Abuse Victims Mark 25 Years and Eye New Targets
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy molesting children were still new and relatively few. Most were mi ...

Meriam Ibrahim, Finally Freed from Sudan, Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous interna ...

Doctor from Samaritan's Purse Catches Lethal Ebola Virus
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in Africa is now taking a toll on doctors and health care workers battling the deadly disease, including two Americans. An E ...

Pope Francis Apologizes for Persecution of Pentecostals
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina, and Italy in the southern town of Caserta on Monday. ...

Let's Tell the Truth About This International Madness
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

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Nursing Home Evangelism: Preaching at the Last ‘Bus Stop to Eternity’
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 9:08am | Type: Blog

Welcome to the world of nursing home evangelism, where teams of lay evangelists target senior citizens for one last chance in this life for glory in the next. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Rh ...

Gown of Grief: The Collection’s Songs of Mourning and Celebration
Originally Posted: 07/23/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

The Christians that remain relevant in our world have invested in the Kingdom here, now, and all around us, and they don’t shove tracts that guarantee afterlife fantasies in our faces on the same street corner ...

Harassing the Drones
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

“The final perversion,” she concluded, “is the reversal of who is the real victim here: the commander of a military base whose drones kill innocent people halfway around the world, or those innocent people the ...

Wild Goose Festival Invites Christian Transformation
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Bruce Elliott ...

#FFFF: Emily Dause
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Zach Hoag ...

10 Religious Leaders Take A Stab At The True Meaning Of Wisdom
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Antonia Blumberg ...

The Good Samaritan Goes Global
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Just What Is The Common Good?
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:08pm | Type: Press

July 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jeff Aupperle ...

Writers Have An Opportunity To Get Published In Anthology
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 1:54pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News San Diego Writers, Ink ...

Learn From Me
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 1:45pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Anthony De Cristofaro ...

World War I at 100: New Books Examine the Battle of Beliefs Behind the 'Great War'
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All Wars.” History proves it was neither. Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All War ...

Female Bishops In The UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed For The Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Pope Francis Appeals for Peace with Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

As Israel continued its ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, Pope Francis urged Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to end the spiraling conflict. ...

Why Did Jesus Come?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Press

July 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Dave Tritenbach ...

What I Said To Syrian Refugee Women
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Press

July 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Lynne Hybels ...

The Clickbait Bible: New Testament
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Ephesians: Can You Find All the Run-on Sentences in this Classic Book? Philippians: How To Build Your Endurance Using This Neat Old Trick. Colossians: You’ll Never Believe What God Looks Like! ...

Doubly Called: Living (and Accepting) Life as Mom & Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

I've always been one who feels guilty easily, so being a mom and a pastor—and a Lutheran—comes naturally to me. It's silly really, but there are ample opportunities to feel guilty in two of the singu ...

Hidden Pictures
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

As a child, I thought the only good part of going to the doctor’s office was getting to read the "Highlights" magazine in the waiting room. The "Hidden Pictures" page was my favorite. You‘v ...

How Would Jesus Vote?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

We’d all love to claim Jesus for our team, but in doing so, we can safely assume that Jesus actually would wriggle free from such limitations. While it would be comforting to validate ourselves by claiming Jes ...

Women Bishops in the UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

The historic Synod vote in York on Monday reminds us that all of our gifts will be needed for the full exercise of the common good I met my wife, Joy Carroll, at Greenbelt, a summ ...

In 'The Devilers' Comic Book, Exorcists Convene to Stop Hell from Breaking Loose
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

There’s never a better time for a bunch of holy avengers than when all hell actually breaks loose. There’s never a better time for a bunch of holy avengers than when all hell actu ...

California Judge Rules the Death Penalty Unconstitutional
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

A U.S. District Court judge declared the death penalty "unconstitutional" in the State of California. A U.S. District Court judge declared the death penalty "uncons ...

'The Children Come': A New Hymn on the Exodus of Children from Central America to the U.S. Border
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

This new hymn is inspired by the crisis in Central America that has caused over 70,000 children to take the dangerous journey to the United States in recent months. This new hymn ...

Americans View Jews, Christians Warmly; Atheists, Muslims Get Cold Shoulder
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers. A new Pew Research survey f ...

Waiting for the Music
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

The attention that comes from being lost in the space, the time, the sound, in one another, grounds me like none other. I am waiting for the music to return — the sonorous graces ...

Church of England Kicks the Devil Out of Baptism Rite
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

While Christians waited to learn whether the Church of England would approve the consecration of women bishops, the church’s governing body — the General Synod — quietly voted to drop all future references to ...