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3 Reasons I Didn't Give Up on the Bible
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The more I studied the “perfect” word of God, the more I expected that doctrine would become clear and consistent, the authors exemplary, and the stories contain distinct and readily discernible meanings. ...

Disquiet Time: How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

The book of Revelation and I have a complicated relationship. We flirted a little bit, back in high school, at least until it got me kicked out of church. I was asked to contribu ...

Interview: Marilynne Robinson on the Language of Faith in Writing
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

What are you afraid of? That’s what Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson asks writers who shy away from writing about faith. What are you afraid of? That’s what Pulitz ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 4:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Paternal Insights edited by Anderson Campbell / Sing Freedom by Robert F. Darden / In Between by finelinefilms.org / More th ...

Full-Body Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Forgive Us, by Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah.  THE CRY OF the church to the world should be “Forgive us.” At a time when the American ...

Life After A Death
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 1:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Pilgrimage through Loss: Pathways to Strength and Renewal after the Death of a Child, by Linda Lawrence Hunt. Westminster J ...

Bonhoeffer's Harlem Renaissance
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Reggie L. Williams Excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance, by Reggie L. Williams ...

Taking the Long Road Home
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. IVP Books. HERE’S WHAT Slow Ch ...

An Ambiguous Political Prophet
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

diplomat-intellectual of the 20th century. Born in 1904 (he died in 2005) Kennan, a Milwaukee native, grew up ... with his prodigious analytical skills, it would be the foundation of his brilliant career. After 20 ...

Writers Have An Opportunity To Get Published In Anthology
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

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

In 'The Devilers' Comic Book, Exorcists Convene to Stop Hell from Breaking Loose
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 10:46am | 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 ...

A Reign of Terror
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie G. Riegle Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom. W.W. Norton and Company. AMID ...

A Handbook for Justice
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. IVP Books. FAITH-ROOT ...

Sins of Omission
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Moon Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing. The Crossroad Publishi ...

Darren Aronofsky Adapts Another Flood Story... Sort Of!
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Press

June 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Chattaway ...

What If You Never Prayed Again?
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

Aric Clark, Nick Larson, and Doug Hagler, also known online as Two Friars and a Fool, host conversations on their blog and podcast about theology and spiritual practice, sexuality, and popular culture. They re ...

Rev. Otis Moss Captures Movie Based Sermons In His New Book
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Chicago Crusader ...

'Kosher Lust': Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Says It's More Important Than Love
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, spiritual counselor to Michael Jackson, onetime Republican candidate for Congress, and author of the best-selling “Kosher Sex” and “Kosher Jesus,” has a new book for Jews and n ...

The God-Believing Atheist: A Q&A with Frank Schaeffer
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

One phrase comes to mind, time and again, when I think of Frank Schaeffer: “THINK AGAIN.” Any time I think I have a handle on things theological, he seems to find the thread, hanging from the edges, and gives ...

‘Foreword Reviews’ Names Book Of The Year Finalists
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Christine Johnson ...

Not a 'Women's Issue'
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Gerhardt The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and GIrls, by Elizabeth Gerhardt ...

The Price of Conscience
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

to the guardhouse. Following a brief court-martial, they were found guilty and sentenced to 20 years. Two weeks ... as pneumonia—the common designation for the “Spanish” influenza (part of the global flu pandemic of 1918-20 ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Just Jesus by Walter Wink with Steven Berry / On "Strangers No Longer" by Paulist Press / Eve by Angélique Kidjo / ...

Coloring the Story
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ben Sutter Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith. Herald Press. THE GRAPHIC NOVEL  Radical Jesus , edit ...

Bringing the Word to Life
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation. Herald Press. ONE YEAR MY small group decided to ha ...

The Harvest of Fidelity
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger This Day: New & Collected Sabbath Poems. Counterpoint. THE STILL, ATTENTIVE, affectiona ...

Literary LEO 2014
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News LEO Weekly ...

The Social Contract In A Dignitarian Society
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

March 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Robert Fuller ...

A Spirituality of Solitude
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Marking the centennial of pacifist poet William Stafford Miles of yellow wheat bend; the ...

Not Afraid of the Dark
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The Coens realize that sometimes, of course, comedy is bleak. But the point of gargoyles is to remind us that sacred and p ...

In 'David and Goliath,' Gladwell Provides Fresh Perspective on the Underdog
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

In the same clear, concise style that made his other books so intriguing, Gladwell challenges yet another widespread assumption — that being the underdog tends to make one an underdog forevermore. ...

Sojo Authors Have the Right Stuff for Under Your Tree
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Consider these 2013 books from Sojourners magazine staff and contributors.   Bible & Theology Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation ,  by Reta Halteman F ...

Pax on Both Their Houses
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. North Atlantic Books. ...

Brothers in Faith and Defiance
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Dohnanyi also kept information on Nazi actions, known as the “Zossen Files,” in a safe on an Army base 20 ...

Cowboys, Indians, and Reconciliation?
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together. Herald Press ...

Two World-Class Libraries Launch Online Archive of Ancient Scriptures
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Two of the world’s great libraries — the Vatican Library in Rome and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University — have scanned and loaded the first of 1.5 million pages of ancient Hebrew, Greek, and early Chris ...

Meet Sally Lloyd-Jones, the Most Successful Christian Author You’ve Never Heard of
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

How do you get kids to read one of the world’s oldest books? Ask Sally Lloyd-Jones, whose The Jesus Storybook Bible recently passed the critical mark of one million copies sold. H ...

Can God Take a Tweet? 'The Twible' Delivers Holy Writ with Twitter Wit
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

“G.” Thus, the Ten Commandments passage in Exodus 20:1-17 becomes: “G’s Top Ten List: No gods, ...

Alternative Seasonal Reading
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books that can be interesting, grounding, and inspiring companions for a complicated time of year. ...

A Pilgrimage Not of Her Choosing
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Debbie McLeod Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic. Knopf. I CAN’T WRITE a completely unbiased, academic revie ...

Works of Economic Fiction
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The Fatherless series (book one and two). FaithWords. JAMES DOBSON and Kurt Bruner get thr ...

Faith and the Executioner
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty. Liturgical Press. IN ...

Digging
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Ferich Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship, edited by Laurel Dykstra ...

What Happens When We Accept Our Own Mortality?
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

20s, she had trouble committing to a new love. And yet, like her parents, she repeatedly picked herself ...

Malcolm Gladwell on His Return to Faith While Writing 'David and Goliath'
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

Author Malcolm Gladwell may not be known for writing on religion. His New York Times best-selling books “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers,” “Blink” and “What the Dog Saw” deal with the unexpected twists in social ...

The Mythical World of Tom Clancy
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Read more from our review of the first five Clancy novels, A Clearly Present Danger, in the Sojourners magazine archives. The books of Tom Clancy, who passed away this week, cont ...

Coloring in Oppression
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemary Radford Ruether Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and its Relevance Today. Strategic Book Publishing. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

is the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative, which funded research in more than 20 countries. PCRI ...

Beyond One-Sided Either/Or Christianity
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

We live in a church context where so many embrace unbiblical either/or understandings of Christianity: Either evangelism or social action, either inward journey or outward journey. And on and on. ...

The Book Every Christian Needs to Read This Fall
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

Whether it was Schaeffer's intention or not (and I suspect on some level it was), he has created a character who represents everything that disturbs many progressive Christians about fundamentalist, evang ...