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Abandoning Women to Flames
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Alisa Harris In a country where parents lit their wounded daughters on fire, women lit themselves on fire to escape. I couldn’t shake the ...

He Said, She Said: Driscoll's "Real Marriage" is Really Not
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 5:41am | Type: Blog

and professional editor for 20+ years would seem to qualify one to be an editor... We are enthusiastically ... Driscoll is drifting from the gospel, which does have a lot to say about marriage. If 20 years of editing qualifies you to be an editor (I think it does), then why not 20 years of marriage having applied scripture ...

Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination
Originally Posted: 01/10/2012 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

and skillful task has been obvious for some 20 years since, in partnership with Richard Middleton, he wrote ...

Local Church as Radical Witness
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher Smith War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity, by Stanley Hauerwas. ...

Prayer, Poetry, Politics
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture of Silence. And, Fasting For Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual ...

The Gospel According to Charles Dickens: Exegeting Ebenezer Scrooge
Originally Posted: 12/28/2011 - 8:57pm | Type: Blog

A Christmas Carol, I would argue, is not ultimately about Christmas, but conversion. Christmas as Ebenezer “Marley was dead, to begin with.” So begins the classic ta ...

They Called Him a Dissident: Vaclav Havel (1936-2011)
Originally Posted: 12/19/2011 - 5:38pm | Type: Blog

Though admittedly I hunger after his well-crafted words, what I desire more so and will miss in greater ways is the manner in which he led and wrought deep and lasting change. Dis ...

A Life of Spiritual Adventure
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie Riegle Dorothy Day's deep love of God and her unwavering ability to see God in those the world shuns. ...

Cultivating Fruits of Transformation
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 1:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

decided on a rough, building-less, 20-acre plot of land, which was once farmland but at the time of his ...

‘Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes’ – Charismatic Christianity 2.0?
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

turn-of-the-20 th -century Pentecostal movement, which created a plethora of new denominations, the Charismatic ...

Waxing Poetic: The Great Gatsby Revisited As Audiobook
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

At the kitchen counter chopping vegetables doing dishes and looking out at the old avocado farm across the canyon and in the car driving up and down Pacific Coast Highway to appointments school ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

New York City. Saturday - Sunday October 15-16, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. With prayers from the weekly Multi-Faith Service, led by the Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church. ...

SOJOURNERS EXCLUSIVE: Salman Rushdie at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

with a 20 year old fatwa from the Ayatollah Khomeini hanging over his head, feels comfortable strolling ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Zuccotti Park Cleaning Cancelled Early Friday
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

20 percent and as high as 59 percent. When credit card companies charge 25 or 30 percent interest ...

#OccupyWallStreet: The Faith Factor
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Slowly but surely, as media coverage of the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations in New York and across the country continues to grow, attention is turning toward what the spiritual/religious/faith elements are t ...

A Memoir in Six Words: What Would Yours Say?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

In teaching my students the concept of a thesis the other day -- trying to convey that a thesis not just a sentence but rather an overarching statement of what the whole paper will be about -- it occu ...

"Pay It Forward": Excerpt from BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith & the Heart of Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

The idea behind my new book BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber was to peel back the veneer of celebrity and take a closer look at Justin as a person and as a cultural phenomenon ...

Evening Links of Awesomeness: Banned Books Edition
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

HUZZAH! IT'S BANNED BOOK WEEK! HUZZAH! IT'S BANNED BOOK WEEK! If you're anything like us, you've probably been too busy to read much of anyth ...

CNN, Jesus and Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

I must admit, I was skeptical. Justin Bieber and Jesus -- at least not together -- weren't exactly on my radar. I must admit, I was skeptical. Justin Bieber and J ...

Austin's Autumn (Nonfiction) List: Pete Rollins, Part 2
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I wrote yesterday of Peter Rollins' new book Insurrection. I wrote yesterday of Peter Rollins' new book Insurrection . Rollins posted the introduction a ...

Maurice Sendak: "Live your life, live your life, live your life."
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060266686?ie=UTF8&tag=sojourners-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0060266686 Sadly I missed the interview. Sadly I missed the interview. But his story reminds me ...

Austin's Autumn (Nonfiction) List: Pete Rollins, 'Insurrection' and desire
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday I wrote about the novels I'm eager to read this fall. Yesterday I wrote about the novels I'm eager to read this fall . And while, yes, autumn is ...

Austin's Autumn Reading List: What's on Yours?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

For some reason, I associate autumn with good novels. For some reason, I associate autumn with good novels. This makes very little sense, I realize, as it's just as ...

Two Thumbs Up for Ebert and "Life Itself"
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"The conditions of my life are precarious," film critic Roger Ebert wrote last week in a posting on his online journal titled, "Fall from Grace." Ebert, 69, perhaps the pre-eminent film cr ...

We Are Family! (Get Up Everybody and Sing!)
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I think I was about nine or ten years old when I first heard the passage read. Or first really listened to it, anyway. I sat in church, likely running the crease of the bulletin under my fingernails, trying ...

TGIF: Links 'n' Such
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Gubbio Project, which helps churches become refuges for homeless people throughout the U.S., recently earned a new fan: Author Anne Rice. "When I was in San Francisco, I visited St. Boniface Church in ...

Liberate Eden: A Digital Meditation on the Contemporary Life of Faith
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life," the late Christian apologist and author Henri Nouwen said, "need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consiste ...

Telling the Old, Old Story
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 4:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

created the modern comics industry, ancient Israelites assiduously avoided making images. Exodus 20 ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 2:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Life Stories Alison Owings interviewed members of 16 tribal nations for the oral history Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans , capturing intimat ...

Vanquishing Jane Crow
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, by Sarah Azaransky. Civil ...

Why Christianity and Comics Go Together
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I remember vividly the first time I went to a comic book shop with my mom. I'd sneaked there before. But this time was different. I remember vividly the first time I went to ...

Video: Practicing the Way of Jesus
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I am currently reading Mark Scandrette's book Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life together in the Kingdom of Love. I am currently reading Mark Scandrette's book Practi ...

Speculative Fiction, the Church, and Hope
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

So NPR just released the results of their survey for the "Top 100 Science-fiction and Fantasy Books." It's a great list with some of my all-time favorite books on it (although I disagree with ...

A Gospel Takeover
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, by Scot McKnight. Zondervan. MY FIRST YEAR at North Park Universit ...

Is a Boycott of Murdoch and News Corp. Possible?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

is Hurst was an avid Socialist or Progressive that lived the early part of the 20th Century. As I ... is Hurst was an avid Socialist or Progressive that lived the early part of the 20th Century. As I ...

On My Bookshelf: The 10 Books I Always Reach For
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Teaching: Past and Present Catholic Social Documents of the 20th century: Rerum Novarum, Vatican II, ... Social Documents of the 20th century: Rerum Novarum, Vatican II, Strangers no Longer, et al. Love ...

The Harry Potter Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2007 Laura Askelin | more info (via: Wylio)Though I like a rousing round of ave maria's as much as the next person, the past few centuries of church prayer trends have eschewed Latin in f ...

Are Books a Thing of the Past?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 Zhao ! | more info (via: Wylio)Sales of printed books are down 9 percent this year, supplanted in part by digital versions on Kindles, Nooks, and even iPhone apps. ...

Shane Claiborne on Rupert Murdoch, Zondervan, and Empire
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2009 World Economic Forum | more info (via: Wylio)Most people know now that Rupert Murdoch presides over the News Corp media empire, and that he is fighting for his reputation after being ...

Good Intentions Gone Bad
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Lauren F. Winner reviews The Furnace of Affliction: Prison and Religion in Antebellum America, by Jennifer Graber. UNC P ...

The Art of Dying
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery Fate One man searches for balance between family and solitude, nature and technology. I have bee ...

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" - ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

of inequality by comparing the wealth of the richest 20 percent of the population with that of the bottom 20 ...

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. ...

Choosing Priest Instead of Princess: The Pitfalls of Ransomed Heart Ministries
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400200385?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&am Growing up, I had never heard of John and Stasi Eldredge's ... boy" in my cohort of about 20 people, so I realize this is a sensitive issue in the black church. I am ...

Christians and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

For the longest time, when Christians have thought about political engagement, they have often begun the discussion with the question: What is the biblical role of government? For ...

Disrupt and Rebuild
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

20th century white male ethicists such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Stanley Hauerwas. ...

5 Green Reads For Your Summer Reading List
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

While Earth Day and Good Friday being on the same date this year was a relatively rare alignment, thankfully for many people the everyday companionship of religious belief and care for creation i ...