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Favorite Books and Movies of 2008
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

into the 20th century's most famous monk. The Words of Jesus: A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord ...

The Green Bible
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061627992"></a>When the editors of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061627992">The Green Bible</a> asked to include an essay of When ...

Why Does God Need a Starship?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[Editor's Note: In <em>Sojourners</em>' newest issue there's an <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0811&amp;article=a-hardhe ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2608">Continued from part 1</a>] I began to wonder what the TBN folks would think of me, a heavily tattooed Christian progressi ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

have the scripture on my wedding ring . 20 years of marriage next week and will be in Maui suffering ...

Tina Beattie on The New Atheists (interview by Becky Garrison)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&amp;location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNew-Atheists-Twilight-Reason-Religion%2Fdp%2F1570757828%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1216393210%26sr%3D8-1&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-20&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325">The New Atheists: The Twilight of Reason ... but it also arises out of the trauma of the 20th century and the Holocaust. I think it's fair to say ... enough the challenge posed by the genocides of the 20th century to their own position, with its faith ...

The View from 1908
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This summer, two friends and I are doing something that seems a bit outlandish (especially for 40-year-old guys). We've borrowed a friend's RV, and we're touring the country to talk abo ...

What Would Ned Flanders Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Some fun for your Friday: Mark Pinsky, author of <a title="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0664224199" href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0664224199"& ...

The Year of Living Biblically: Interview with Author A.J. Jacobs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In church one day, my pastor asked us to raise our hands if we believed in what the Bible said. The right answer seemed pretty obvious, and the whole congregation and I raised our hands. Then ...

Edwidge Danticat Describes a 'Death by Asylum'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A few of us around Sojourners have been reading award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat since she published her first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994. ...

A Giant Religious Rummage Sale
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><a href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0787987425"></a>When I interviewed <A href="http://www.phyllistickle.com">Phyllis Tickle</A> f ...

My Thoughts on "Souled Out"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

February 20, 2008 3:38 PM Apparently you've read it since you state that it "says the same ... in the lowest 20 % of the income scale. Those children who managed to go to college had a very high probability ...

A Cure for Burnouts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Consequently, they "burn out." Ignorin ...

The Next Chapter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

have screwed things up. I see those "setbacks" as nothing more than speed bumps. In 15-20 ...

Enduring Works of Beauty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> <P>I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.</P> <P>The Irish writer, priest, and environmental activist, and my beloved friend - John O&# ...

Expectations May Exceed Ex-Athiest's Explanations
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Back in 2004, Anthony Flew, the world's most prominent atheist, stated he believed in God. Back in 2004, Anthony Flew, the world's most prominent atheist, s ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...