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City Beautiful
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 10:13am | Type: Media

The Editors SLIDESHOW: City Beautiful Slideshow ...

Jim Wallis of Sojourners - Followup Interview with the Denver Forum
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2013 Sojo in the News The Denver Forum ...

Finding Joy in a Place of Need
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Here, in the midst of the squalor, in a place where people have prayed and waited for rain for years, I was encountered by something sacred. Go  Here  to read the second in this ...

Mumford & Sons: Hootenanny for The Soul
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

“Listen to the words,” the young woman behind me stage-whispered to her chatty date. “Are you listening?” “Listen to the words,” the young woman behind me stage-whispered to her ...

ICYMI: Vampire Weekend Wrestle with Faith ... Wait, Really?
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

On this album, the third in what Koenig sees as a trilogy, Vampire Weekend manage to mature their poppy, eclectic sound, drawing from all sorts of genres and international songs — as they normally do — but als ...

Sojo Stories: Dirty Wars
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

Days before President Barack Obama's high-profile speech on drones and U.S. counterterrorism efforts, we sat down with investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to take an inside look at U.S.-led covert wars, ...

Competing … For the Greater Good
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Though I don’t have it all worked out yet, I continue to trust The Great Storyteller — there is yet much grace for a fierce competitor and Whiskey Priest. (Go here  to re ...

Would Jesus Love Ayn Rand Economics?
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Rev. Howard Bess ...

Mumford and Sons: Eschatological Banjos
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

As the people of the earth can enter into the city of God bringing what they have (Rev. 21) so too does the congregation bring all that they are to worship. A couple of weeks ago ...

Protest Songs, Revisited: New Campaign from ONE Features Mumford & Sons, U2, and More
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

The ONE Campaign, co-founded by music legend Bono of U2, has launched a new platform to promote global messages of social justice, women’s rights, and putting an end to apartheid, war and poverty — just to nam ...

10 Years Later, Mister Rogers is Still Making Neighbors
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

Fred Rogers, the man behind the long-running Mister Rogers Neighborhood children’s show, died 10 years ago, but his influence is still felt deeply here, the city he called home. F ...

'Apocalypse Later:' Documentary Explores Harold Camping's End-Times Predictions
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

For thousands of years, select groups of Christians have thought their generation was Earth’s last. Even the Apostle Paul thought Jesus would return in his lifetime. But Paul didn’t have the audacity to pinpoi ...

Giving Tree
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

If I were a tree I would like to be A giving tree. Editor ’ s Note : The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written for his fellow t ...

10 Decisions You Can Make to Change the World
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Press

June 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

We Interrupt This Family for Baseball Season
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Press

May 31, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

"Only Fools Rush In ..."
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Elvis impersonators make lousy terrorists. WITH SO MANY of our sacred institutions collapsing f ...

Children of the Street
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Bobbi Buchanan Anonymity. Köhler Books INTRIGUING AND believable characters are part of what makes Janna McMa ...

Wounding and Welcome in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. Harper TWO Y ...

The Preciousness of the Person
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Elverton Dixon The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the World's Future. Wm. B. Eerdmans Pu ...

Is That All There Is?
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

June 4, 2013 Sojo in the News George Mitrovich ...

Transcending a Genocidal God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The History Channel's The Bible, like so much of so-callled "religious pop culture," seemed to be the produ ...

Cultivating a Better America
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum According to Wendell Berry, all you need to have hope is one good example. WENDELL BERRY ...

Star Trek: Into Darkness: A Call to Change Course
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

Star Trek: Into Darkness is a fascinating and complicated story that is well worth watching. Instead of providing a summary, I want to explore three related aspects of the movie: sacrifice, blood, and hope for ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Educating All God's Children: What Christians Can—and Should—Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids by Nico ...

Creating Equal
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot As the Lean In debate shows, striving for gender equality is still personal and political—and vital. ...

Hell's Belly
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gene Fox From the midst of the nether world I cried for help.  —from the Book of Jonah A gray whale blows off Cardiff Beach, just beyond the glamour homes, boutiques, an ...

Should a Christian Watch 'Game of Thrones?'
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

Is there anything morally redeeming about Game of Thrones? Does the hit HBO series even have a moral vision? Is there anything morally redeeming about  Game of Thrones ? Does t ...

Our Dolls, Our Selves
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Even at their best, toys like the American Girl Dolls send a mixed message. WHEN MY DAUGHTER, Jessic ...

Marks
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Editor’s Note: The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written while he was living in Africa and reading The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi. Editor ’ ...

Mumford and Sons: A Festival of Devotion
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Maybe you know that they were interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine. You might even know they have been criticized by a few religious leaders for being lukewarm in their faith. Yeah. It's all out there fo ...

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,”  ...

The Jim Wallis Interview: What Abe Lincoln, C.S. Lewis, Narnia and Puddleglum can teach us about the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 9:23am | Type: Press

May 30, 2013 Sojo in the News David Crumm ...

Topsy turvy discussion about the poor in America
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Press

May 24, 2013 Sojo in the News James George ...

Partisan politics derails the nation
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:48pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Paris Post-Intelligencer ...

Ever the Prophet, Never the King
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Press

May 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Josh Good ...

Religion, politics and the common good
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

May 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Minnesota Public Radio ...

Common Good: Is Little League Baseball the Answer?
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Wayne Baker ...

Jim Wallis, Frank Wolf Discuss How Politics Can Serve the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 10:00am | Type: Press

May 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

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. ...

Author Jim Wallis says faith, not politics, is solution to fix cynical nation
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 10:09am | Type: Press

May 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Smietana ...

Gay Mormon Characters Step Out of the Shadows
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

Now, the scene has changed: Gay Mormon characters and themes have a growing role in theater and literature.   Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the f ...

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 ...