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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 ...

HKS Panel Encourages Religion in the Public Sphere
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Press

April 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Bharath Venkatesh ...

Jim Wallis on Serving the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ...

Jim Wallis Talks Faith's Role In Politics, Gay Marriage And Immigration
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

March Madness and How To Love Thy Rival
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Here’s an example of how Jesus ruined sports for me. Watching sports is not as much fun as it used to be. I blame Jesus for that, because  he just had to say : “Love thy ...

Jim Wallis on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Press

April 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Joshua DuBois ...

Workin Together on Capitol Hill for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Morning Joe ...

Top 3 Reasons Rob Bell Matters: Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 8
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

Maybe what I appreciate most about this book is the sense of wonder it provides. The book and our conversations have reminded me that nothing simply “is what it is.” (The Contr ...

Lost and Found in Translation
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Who said it was a good idea to mimic the human brain? MICROSOFT WORD is one of those computer p ...

A Glorious Mess
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Everyone can use guidelines—and repair manuals—for living in Christian community. ANYONE WHO LI ...

Infantry
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Bree Devones Hsieh I The crumpled woman pushes through the door and sees your plump limp limbs held tight in my buckled arms. She remembers holding such sweet eternity. ...

Marcus Mumford and the Trouble With Labels
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Marcus Mumford, the 26-year-old lead singer of the wildly successful British band Mumford & Sons, raised the hackles of religious folks (in some quarters) when he decli ...

Getting Ahead of Ourselves? (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 7)
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Nuanced or not, are Christians, especially evangelicals, perceived as being against things like peacemaking? (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another firestorm wit ...

God For Us and The Scandal of Being Good (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 6)
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

At the heart of the Christian message lies the ridiculous, absurd, and even scandalous message that God is for everyone. (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another f ...

Finding Common Ground for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

April 1, 2013 Sojo in the News WNYC ...

On God's Side: For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 10:20am | Type: Press

March 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Awake My Soul (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 5)
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

Why does Rob write this stuff? Whose side is he on? Yours. Mine. Ours. It's the Monday after Easter, and I couldn't think of a better day to talk about God being with us ...

Faith and Doubt Dancing on Good Friday (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 4)
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Good Friday is good because on that day Jesus revealed who God is at a fundamental level. God is the one who responds to our violence and destruction with the forgiveness and love that defined Jesus’ life. “Lo ...

On God’s Side: For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

On God's Side is about moving beyond the political ideologies that have both polarized and paralyzed us, by regaining a moral compass for both our public and personal lives — by reclaiming an ancient yet ...

What Do You Mean, 'Open,' Rob? (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 3)
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

Scientific inquiry and Biblical interpretation are not the same thing. So what's Rob's purpose for this chapter? (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another ...

‘The Bible’ Producers Deny Their Satan Resembles Obama
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

The producers of History Channel’s The Bible fended off claims Monday that the actor who plays Satan in the miniseries resembles President Barack Obama. The producers of History ...

PHOTOS: Rebuilding Notre Dame l’Assomption Cathedral
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 2:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Three years after the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti, the impoverished island nation is still struggling to rebuild. The ruins include Notre Dame de l’Assomption, Por ...

The Real Reason Americans Love Guns
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I felt the same way. When I was 9. THE DAY BEFORE President Obama's second inauguration (c ...

Converted, But Still Wrestling
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Min-Ah Cho From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling My Love for Catholicism. Ave Maria Press SOME BOOKS ...

An Unhindered Hope
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Kate MacIsaac Making Friends Among the Taliban: A Peacemaker's Journey in Afghanistan. Herald Press ...

The Church's Alternative Currency
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes The Economy for Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World. Baker Academic DANIE ...

Time to Start Talking
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins There is an overwhelming need for publicly compelling conversation about violence, guns, and the role of entertainment med ...

Guns, Culture, and Sanity
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Not everything that's fun is a consitutionally protected right. I DON'T OWN any ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim / Thank You, ...

House of Prayer and Dreams
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Edwidge Danticat Haiti's once and future cathedral is a place of healing and memory. WE WERE LOOKING at ...

Second Line
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Sholl Blindfolded and gagged, tossed in the back / of a car -- it's how they gather up young men / ...

A Deeper Engagement
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson Bible, Gender, Sexuality calls us to a more honest dialogue about scripture's meaning for us today. ...

In God we trust. NOT GUNS (Sticker)
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Product

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Tame Impala: Some Psychedelia
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

When I first listened to Tame Impala, I was almost convinced they were the late-60s Beatles reincarnated. Lead singer Kevin Parker’s nasally yet gentle voice sounds about as John Lennon as you’re gonna get. ...

From Lent To Love: From Your Friendly Neighborhood Troubadour
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

If you read the text as a propositional description of God, it can be a rather disturbing image as God keens agonizingly one minute, and rages menacingly the next. It is almost a frightening glimpse of someon ...

Father Abraham and the Jews
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

In his recent book, When General Grant Expelled the Jews, Brandeis University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna recounts an important but little-known event in 1863 in Lincoln’s quest for full civil, religious, and ...

Oscar Spirit: Faith, Values, and the 2013 Best Picture Nominees, Part 3
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

This week, in the run-up to Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, we've been taking a look at each of the Best Picture nominees, the stories they tell, and the spiritual questions (and answers) they offe ...

Sojo Session: Branches
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Our friends and up-and-coming musicians Branches trekked all the way from California and stopped by our office in D.C. last week to play a couple of their songs during their East Coast tour! ...

The Gospel Roots of the ‘Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll’
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 6:00pm | Type: Blog

Before Elvis and Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Before Aretha and Whitney and Beyonce. Before the blues met gospel and conceived rock ‘n’ roll, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Be ...

Oscar Spirit: Faith, Values, and the 2013 Best Picture Nominees, Part 2
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

early 19th century France, Jean Valjean, a man imprisoned years earlier for stealing a loaf of bread, ...

Oscar Spirit: Faith, Values, and the 2013 Best Picture Nominees
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

The fragility of life. The servanthood of love. The (im)morality of war. The fundamentals of mercy and justice. The power of grace and forgiveness. The oneness of creation. The personal (and spiritual) toll of ...

ICYMI: February Music
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Just as the winter months tend to bring a mellower, melancholic feel to life, so too can music. And some of this month’s more obscure releases do just that. If you’re looking for an album to check out on a dre ...

People Get Ready - Danny Duncan Collum | Sojourners Magazine - February 2013
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 4:26pm | Type: Press

February 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Danny Duncan Collum ...

Is God the Missing Character in 'Downton Abbey'?
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

The third season of the megahit PBS series “Downton Abbey” wraps up on Sunday, capping another must-see run of ruin and redemption at Lord Grantham’s stately English manor. Yet some are still left puzzled over ...