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The Stories We All Could Tell
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long,” laments Pablo Neruda, a line recited in a particularly poignant moment of Stories We Tell. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long,”  ...

Ultimate Passion: Q&A With Ultimate Frisbee Star Brodie Smith
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

Even with the infiltration of high school sports, college teams, and semi-professional clubs, Ultimate is, for the most part, faceless, with the exception of one man: Brodie Smith. ...

Catholic Rocker Matt Maher Finds Cross-Over Appeal Among Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Growing up Roman Catholic in Newfoundland, Matt Maher never imagined that his childhood interest in music would lead to a career as a Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Christian rocker — let alone a crossover ar ...

Theologian and Bestselling Author Jim Wallis Discusses New Book
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 1:31pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Craig Fahle ...

The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Press

May 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Joanne Boyer ...

Vatican Revives its Ancient Patronage of the Arts
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 7:42am | Type: Blog

In a bid to revive its ancient tradition of arts patronage, the Holy See will participate with its own pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, a leading international arts festival. ...

The 2013 Sweetlife Festival: At the Intersection of Passion and Purpose
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

Hopefully Christians can learn from what sweetgreen has accomplished in just four short years to provide a culturally impressive and respected music experience with a delicious and nutritious food experience a ...

Hugging Bono, Engaging Critics, and Wishing 'The Frontman' a Happy Birthday
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Like Bono, I am no economist, but also like Bono, I take seriously the Biblical teachings about poverty and justice. Back in December 1984, I went to my first U2 show at Detroit’s ...

Illuminated
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mass in Las Choapas, Mexico On my knees I beg forgiveness for my greed— and for starving m ...

To Have and to Hold (and to Serve Six)
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. When wedding bells ring, don't forget the jello. JUNE IS A special month, particularly for ...

With Piercing Wit and Deep Affection
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Suprising Places, Even the Church. Jericho Books ...

Paved with Good Intentions
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The beginning of wisdom proposed in the best documentaries is simply this: telling the truth, to ourselves and others, as ...

Love, Race, and History
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Trethewey focuses her keen verbal gifts on the most sensitive nerve in American life. WHE ...

It's Hip to be Plain
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher Who knew the Amish would become such a center of pop-cultural attention? ONE SUNDAY EV ...

The Problem of Poverty in 'The Great Gatsby'
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Distilled to its core, The Great Gatsby is a story of poorness from the lens of richness, a rags-to-riches story where we only get to see the riches. The Great Gatsby  doesn’ ...

Stornoway: Hopeful and Honest
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Stornoway delivered with hopeful, honest songs about life, love, and everything in between. Delightful is probably the best word to describe their music and the experience of seeing them live. It’s like taking ...

Jim Wallis, bestselling author, preacher, holds two Denver-area events
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Electa Draper ...

Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Tavis Smiley ...

Michael Gerson: Elevated by the common good
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

May 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Gerson ...

Theologian: America needs to find 'the common good'
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Luke Simmons ...

Pastor Jim Wallis: Get Out Of The Pews, Go Out And Help
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Robin Young ...

Six Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Politics can benefit from religion, author says
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Megan Quinn ...

Julian 'J-Kwest' DeShazier on Rhymes & Reasons: The Stories of Hip-Hop
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

For nearly a decade, the ministry of Julian “J.Kwest” DeShazier has been an exploration in the relationship between music and faith. As artist, this Chicago native has used his unique rhythm to tell stories of ...

What Jim Wallis, Chicago, and Free-Market Economists Can Teach Us About the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Press

April 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Tyler Castle ...

The High Price of Cheap Clothing
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Warren Olney ...

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeff Walton ...

Jim Wallis Returns to the CultureCast
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Press

April 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

Stories That Change the World
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 10:03am | Type: Press

April 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Creating a Culture of Unity Through Interfaith Cooperation
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Press

April 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Rachael McNeal ...

Fr. Michael Lapsley’s 'Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer'
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:46am | Type: Blog

reported on April 19 this way:  “Boston bombings: the marathon struggle of survival and healing … ...

'Paranorman:' Unmasking the Myth of Redemptive Violence with Cartoon Zombies
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:46am | Type: Blog

Not surprisingly, if you look for Christian reviews of Paranorman you will see many focus on warnings to stay way from the occult. Sadly, this response misses the profoundly deep moral message behind this film ...

If You Eat Food, Read This
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 7:50am | Type: Blog

If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. You may already have met Robert H. Lusti ...

Still A Believer: A Talk with Singer-Songwriter Nataly Dawn
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

A while back I had an opportunity to sit down and talk with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Nataly Dawn about faith and songwriting. Dawn grew up in France, went to Stanford for undergrad, and made it big on Y ...

Colm Toibin’s 'Testament of Mary' Brings Jesus’ Mother Down to Earth
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

How far can one go in retelling a Bible story, adding things that are not in the original? In The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin goes a long way. NEW YORK — How far can one go in ...

National and community prosperity require rapport-building
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 11:48am | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Matt Braman ...

To the Wonder: A Rumination on Love
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

I definitely recommend To the Wonder, especially for Christians looking to explore a complex part of human existence through a beautiful movie. The last Terrence Malick film I w ...

We Are in a Battle for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Theologian Jim Wallis: Restore Faith In The Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Press

April 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Steve Scher ...

Homeless Jesus Sculpture Searches for a Home
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz notes the ironies in his latest creation, “Jesus the Homeless,” a bronze sculpture depicting the Christian savior huddled beneath a blanket on an actual-size park bench. Only ...

Former ‘Jesus Freak’ Traces the Evolution of Christian rock
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Today, at age 65, Gersztyn’s religious fervor has mellowed; he rarely attends church and calls himself “an allegorical Christian.” But he has put together his love of pop music and photography to publish an il ...

Sojo Stories: The Last Bison
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

Chesapeake, Va.-based folk band The Last Bison talked with Sojourners about music, creativity, and God before their show in Washington, D.C. a while back. Be sure to listen to their recently released debut alb ...

Justin Bieber at the Anne Frank House: Our Addiction to Scandal
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

flummoxed by the scandal. Spokeswoman Annemarie Bekker made this  statement , “He’s a 19-year-old boy ...

God and Country: Jim Wallis’s biblically based challenge to Washington.
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 1:55pm | Type: Press

April 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Paul Begala ...

Jackie Robinson’s Faith Missing From '42' Movie
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:17pm | Type: Blog

A new film about Jackie Robinson, titled “42″ — the number he wore during his historic career — tells the triumphant story of how the Civil Rights icon integrated professional baseball by playing for the Brook ...

I Share a Dream for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Donna Jean Freberg ...

Pastor Jim Wallis Back To Being Political
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2013 Sojo in the News WFSU-FM ...

Immigration reform gets personal for evangelicals
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 12:18pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Adelle M. Banks ...

Local Natives and Salvation
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The passion translates into fresh, catchy indie rock laden with eclectic beats, rich harmonies, huge swells, and lots of “Ohs” that may eventually have — dare I say it — mainstream success. In a culture that’s ...

Can a Catholic Hoops Conference Save College Sports?
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Amid the college sports tumult, a brand-new basketball conference composed almost entirely of Catholic schools is set to emerge this summer, which some say could point the way toward a new, or perhaps old-fash ...