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Evening Links of Awesomeness: Banned Books Edition
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | 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 - 5:24am | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 9:13am | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

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

Vanquishing Jane Crow
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

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

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 1:19pm | 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 ...

Why Christianity and Comics Go Together
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:10pm | 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 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

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

On My Bookshelf: The 10 Books I Always Reach For
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 3:41pm | 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 - 3:45pm | 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 - 1:15pm | 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 - 3:40pm | 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 - 7:35am | 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 - 6:21am | 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 - 6:17am | 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 - 7:35am | 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 - 7:35am | 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 - 3:13pm | 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 - 7:35am | 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 ...

Jesus Knows Sign Language
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:27pm | Type: Blog

During my last year of college, my pastor lent me the book Living Gently in a Violent World, co-authored by Jean Vanier and Stanley Hauerwas. This book is an exploration on how followers of Christ ought to liv ...

Lessons From Behind Bars
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

In 2010, Hope House DC received a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. to support participation in the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read project. In ...

Love Wins: My Interview with Rob Bell
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/18/love-wins-my-interview-with-rob-bell/" target="_self"></a>Monday morning, 8 a.m PST. My phone rings. It's Rob Bell calling ...

Who Goes to Hell is Not the Most Important Question
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Reality check: Gandhi's in hell."<br /> "Really? Gandhi's in hell? And we have confirmation of this?"</p> "Reality check: Gandhi� ...

What Does Rob Bell Really Say? (A Review of the Actual Book Itself)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006204964X?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&amp;linkCode Whether it was a brilliant marketing strategy or just a sad ... but there was never this unhealthy focus on hell. It wasn't until I met the rest of the christian world in my 20 ... Revelation 18:20: ""Rejoice over [Babylon], O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, ...

In the End, Love Always Wins
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 ... and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one ...

'Farewell Rob Bell' (Or, John Piper's Inferno)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

Colossians 1:19-20 ; 1 Corinthians 15:22,28 ; Romans 5:18, 11:33-36 ; and Philippians 2:10-11 . ... and the first last" ( Matthew 20 ). Some of the critics of the hope for universal salvation do indeed ...

The Tiger Mother In Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

By now, you've surely heard about the infamous <em>Wall Street Journal</em> <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html" target="_ ...

Conversion Stories and Mary Karr's Lit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I used to live in a world where God was a given and unapologetic faith was the lens through which the world was seen and interpreted.</p> I used to live in a world where God ...

My Favorite Simple Cooking Recipe Books
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As Valerie Weaver- Zercher writes in "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank" ...

The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp ...

Building Bridges for Creation Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

5:19; Col. 1:20). We have a Savior and Lord whose ecological credentials are impeccable - he showed us ... EOL Escorts... EOL Escorts, 20a Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ES, 07974 143283... ... 5:19; Col. 1:20). We have a Savior and Lord whose ecological credentials are impeccable - he showed us ...

A Believers' Web
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 3:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet, by Robert Glenn Howard. New York Un ...

In Defense of Simple Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

of beef. According to Department of Agriculture statistics, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds ... percent in 1960 to 20 percent in 1990. Over half Of Latin America's beef production is exported, ... of beef. According to Department of Agriculture statistics, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds ...

What Celebrities Can Teach Christians about Simple Living
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In my <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank">Culture Watch piece in the Decem ...

5 Books on the Nitty-Gritty of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In the November issue of <em>Sojourners</em>, Rose Marie Berger <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1011&amp;article=celebrate-the-peace-para ...

5 Books on Making Nonviolence Work in a Scary World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In the November issue of <em>Sojourners</em>, Rose Marie Berger <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1011&amp;article=celebrate-the-peace-para ...