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Struggling to Become Human
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann In scholarship and life, Walter Wink sought the truth with passion. WALTER WINK IS know ...

REVIEW: HBO's The Leftovers, a Grim Take on the Limits of Grief and Faith
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

HBO’s “The Leftovers” is the feel-good series of the summer, if your summer revolves around root canals and recreational waterboarding. HBO’s “The Leftovers” is the feel-good seri ...

Barack Obama, 'A Bear On The Loose,' Breaks Free From White House
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:23pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Meagan Fitzpatrick ...

'Punk Jews' Highlights Judaism's 'Myriad Flavors'
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 5:56am | Type: Blog

Anyone who has been told that it's sacrilegious to set an old hymn to a new tune or has been chastised for listening to Sufjan Stevens because it "isn't Christian music" can probably relate ...

Darren Aronofsky Adapts Another Flood Story... Sort Of!
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Press

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

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber / Anicent Sufi Invocations and Forgotten Songs from Aleppo by NAWA / Invisible Hands by ...

They've Got Your Number...
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. And they're using it for themselves. I’VE BEEN SPENDING a lot of time with my credit card ...

Hora Tertia
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Madeline Mysko I consider the moonflower: / how the big spent blooms look like / three linen tea towels rinsed and wrung out ...

Maleficent the Feminist? A Cautionary Tale
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Feminism has always been its own worst enemy when it strives to create women in the image of men rather than encourage women to abandon rivalry with men and seek their flourishing elsewhere. This is a story ab ...

May Our Tweets Rise Up Like Incense
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Donna Schaper From the Psalms to the Cloud: Connecting to the Digital Age. Pilgrim Press. YOU DON’T HAVE to b ...

Letting Go—And Its Complications
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World. HarperOne. FORGI ...

Breaking Down the Invisible Walls
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Herring Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. IVP Books. OVER THE PAST 2, ...

The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum "See," we tell ourselves, "we were so good once. How bad could we really be?" ...

The Power to Heal
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill A conversation with writer and performer Daniel Beaty. “I AM A storyteller,” says Daniel Bea ...

In Remembrance: Maya Angelou
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Angelou did not claim to be a theologian, but her words spun theology for a nation. She was speaking of shalom — that biblical concept that envisions the day with the lion and the lamb shall lie together, the ...

Seven Leaders To Inspire You To Act
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Adria Goodson ...

Chile's New U.S. Ambassador Recalls A Deadly Day In 1976 In Washington And His Own Escape
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:19pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Al Kamen ...

People Love Their Nickel Creek
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

I didn’t realize so many people could love Nickel Creek so strongly. The last time I listened to Nickel Creek was to analyze their adaptation of Robert Burns’ poem, “Sweet Afton,” ...

That Time Obama Showed Up At My Little League Game
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 10:59am | Type: Press

May 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Pittsburgh Bridge Project Knits Together Communities
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Amanda Gross describes herself as a “weaver of things and people.” Amanda Gross describes herself as a “weaver of things and people.” Gross, a fiber artist based in Pittsburgh, ...

5 Reasons to Love/Hate the Internet
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Here are a few reasons why I, as an individual millennial, find myself loving and hating the World Wide Web. I was born in 1990. That puts me squarely in the middle of what is ref ...

What If You Never Prayed Again?
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 8:46am | 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 - 2:50pm | Type: Press

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

Weekly Wrap 5.16.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 5.16.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. What the Media Can't Grasp About Pope Francis "… the world is ready to talk about inequali ...

'Kosher Lust': Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Says It's More Important Than Love
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 3:45pm | 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 ...

Antonio Banderas May Be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff. Spanish heartthrob Antonio B ...

The God-Believing Atheist: A Q&A with Frank Schaeffer
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 1:07pm | 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 ...

Where The Culture War's Fault Lines Really Lie
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 8:19am | Type: Press

May 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Noah Toly ...

6 Times Pastors Went On Late-Night TV
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 1:07pm | Type: Press

May 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Jesse Carey ...

Exporting Democracy...
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. ...although maybe we should have kept a little for ourselves. FOR MORE THAN two centuries, the ...

A Matter of Misinformation
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

In just the latest evidence that a certain subset of conservative evangelical Christians really has no interest in occupying the real world with the rest of us, the trailer for a new movie called A Matter of F ...

When A Viral Blog Post Doesn't Change Much Of Anything
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 1:43pm | Type: Press

May 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Ellen Painter Dollar ...

A Different Kind Of Spring Training
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 8:49am | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Berea College Graduation Set For Sunday, EKU On May 10
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 8:41am | Type: Press

April 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Richmond Register ...

The Church in a Media-Saturated Society
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

What does it mean for us, and especially for our children to live in a media-saturated society with all this information and “info-tainment” thrown into our faces? I grew up in th ...

He Is Risen... Play Ball... Amen
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Press

April 19, 2014 Sojo in the News John Longhurst Winnipeg Free Press ...

Liturgical Nostalgimania
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

We are retooling liturgies left and right. This practice is neither good or bad, but there is an ethical ambiguity that may need to be addressed.The new is born of ideations of the old. Then sold in the liturg ...

Neon Tree's Tyler Glenn Is Gay, Mormon, and Proud of It
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

KISS may have been on the cover of the April 10 issue of Rolling Stone, but the most eye-opening headline may have been the one that proclaimed: “Gay, Mormon & Finally Out.” K ...

Humor Makes 'Heaven' Accessible
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

A wide-eyed 4-year-old makes a fairly convincing case for the existence of an afterlife in "Heaven Is for Real." A wide-eyed 4-year-old makes a fairly convincing case fo ...

Holy Week Music Sets a High Bar, But One Church Rises to the Challenge
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

Think Christmas, and carols come to mind: “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “The First Noel.” But think of the other great Christian season — Holy Week and Easter — and most people draw a musical blank. ...

'Blood Moon' Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians
Originally Posted: 04/15/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians ...

Finding Hope On Opening Day
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Press

April 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Tom Feran ...

Opening Day: Hope Springs Eternal
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:23pm | Type: Press

April 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

‘Foreword Reviews’ Names Book Of The Year Finalists
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

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

Why Emma Watson Is The Secret Key To 'Noah'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Press

March 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Esther Zuckerman ...

Hello Twitter! How Religious Leaders Crafted Their First Tweets
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 12:39pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

A Biblical Review of 'Noah'
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 8:27am | Type: Blog

The filmmaker weaves a story more in line with St. Augustine’s struggle and Elie Wiesel’s crisis of faith. Noah demand’s the audience to think and feel. We are forced to look at the film with head and heart. ...

Not a 'Women's Issue'
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 1:02pm | 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 - 1:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During the Great War. Johns Hopkins University Press ...

'We Will Never Forget You'
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 8:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Public memorials, both ad hoc and formal, speak to what divides us—and what brings us together. ...