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Why I Love Fire, Pentecost, and the Beloved Community
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:44pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 4:40pm | 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 - 4:40pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 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 ...

I Treat My Slaves Just Great!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 - 2:28pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

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

What About Gadhafi?
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 10:49am | 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 - 9:22am | 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 - 9:33am | 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 - 1:45pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 5:00pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 4:40pm | 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 - 10:41pm | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 - 7:34am | 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 ...

Inez Killingsworth
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:24am | 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 - 6:55am | 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 - 6:52am | 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 - 6:49am | Type: Magazine Article

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

When People Become a Commodity
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

the average age of entry into prostitution is 14. Another 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked from other ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Julie Polter reviews current books and films. In a Time of Change In The Spirit of Vati ...

Fight or Flight
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Gareth Higgins reviews Batle: Los Angeles, Saving Private Ryan, and Chinatown. Battle: Los An ...

Bridging the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Bradstock The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Bloomsbury Press. ...

Songs For Hard Times
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 9:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge The Better Angels, by John Francis. Horse and Rider/Dualtone. ...

Breaking Free
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Magazine Article

William O'Brien Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus and Wilderness across Millennia, by Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow adn Rabbi Phyllis O. ...

Debt Showdown Reveals an Out-of-Touch Congress
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

God only knows what alternative universe the United States Congress occupies. On May 31, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a bill to raise the debt limit of the United States. ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Democrats Unite. Taliban. The Cost 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 ...

Music, Art, and the Pursuit of Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I love that the Wild Goose Festival is described as festival of justice, spirituality, music, and art. I love that the Wild Goose Festival is described as festival of justice, spi ...

Why We Need Renewable Energy Sources That are Cheaper and Safer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has caused considerable concern among Wall Street types, many of whom had already voted with their wallets against the financial feasibility of nuclear power by ...

Unveiling the Walls that Divide Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I find it discomforting that the Lord instructs someone to wage war and therefore reasoning that God-sanctioned war is justifiable even though as Christians we are called to be peacemakers in the w ...

June 2011
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:33am | Type: Magazine Issue

June, 2011 Let Them Eat Tanks: How the Pentagon's binge spending is starving the rest of us. ...

Japan's Nuclear Dependency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Despite the ongoing catastrophe of nuclear reactor meltdowns following last spring's earthquake, the Japanese people remain largely supportive of nuclear energy. Despite the ...

A Friend of the Family
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Members of the Family would cite Matthew 15:16-17, in which the apostle Peter identifies Jesus as “the ...

Sky High and Rising
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:47am | Type: Magazine Article

amount for health care -- in 2009, 17.6 percent of the entire national economy, basically half again ... skyrocketing to 17.6 percent in 2009. As the senior economist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid dryly ... GDP], I said it couldn't go beyond 10 percent, and I believed it. I’m sitting here at 17 percent, ...

The Church of No Lost Causes
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:43am | Type: Magazine Article

is a 17-mile stretch of strip malls, gas stations, and fast food restaurants. On weekdays it's crowded ...

Let Them Eat Tanks
Originally Posted: 07/19/2011 - 11:42am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen talks with Jim Wallis about ice cream, Oreos -- and how the bloated military budget ...

The Real Crisis in Ohio: Senate Bill 5
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This has been a difficult year in Ohio. This has been a difficult year in Ohio. For a state that lives and dies with the Ohio State Buckeye football team, the allegations surround ...