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The Borgias: New Book Aims to Dispel the “Black Legend” of the Papacy
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY -- Their lives steeped in intrigue, treason and lust, and set against a backdrop of luscious Italian landscapes and Renaissance masterpieces, the Borgias are probably the most famous -- or infamou ...

'Life of Pi:' A Story to 'Make You Believe in God'
Originally Posted: 11/22/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

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Einstein's Compass
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 12:27pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Trevor Scott Barton wrote this poem after reading Subtle Is The Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais. Editor's Note: Tr ...

In the Stacks, November 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many book ...

CULTURE WATCH: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A Different Kind of Hip Hop
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

Seattle based hip hop group Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who recently hit number one on the iTunes album charts and stopped by D.C.’s 9:30 club on Nov. 13, chose a different approach to the whole clothing concep ...

ICYMI: Andrew Bird's 'Hands of Glory'
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

Church Dec. 19-21 and New York’s Riverside Church Dec. 10-11. The performances will concentrate mainly ...

A Search for Self in a Season of Stuff
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

While November and December are supposed to center on celebrations of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, the emphasis has shifted with each passing year toward a collective carnival of capitalism, or in othe ...

'Lincoln:' An Honestly Good Movie
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

A review of the new movie 'Lincoln.' Abraham Lincoln was a storyteller, so it’s fitting that his story has been hashed out on the silver screen — without  vampires ...

Election Night Jitters: A Video Playlist
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 6:43pm | Type: Blog

to the People," by John Lennon 18.   "Peace, Love and Understanding," by Elvis Costello 19 ...

Steve Taylor on Leaving Music for Film, Returning to Music, the Election and Other Scary Things
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Steve Taylor, film director and rock hero, visits our (mine and Jordan Green's) Homebrewed Christianity podcast to talk about the disappointing theater run of his film, Blue Like Jazz, what made him leave ...

In the Stacks, November 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many book ...

VIDEOS: Caroline Herring
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors "The social justice singer-songwriter of her generation." Our CultureWatch lead story f ...

'Honey, We Are Home'
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Get used to the idea of a married Jesus. BELATED CONGRATULATIONS to Jesus Christ after recent r ...

Abrahamic Faiths on Peace
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War. Palgrave Ma ...

The Ground is Shifting
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Glen H. Stassen Excerpt from A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age, by Glen H. Stassen ...

Battles for Self
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins It's a mark of the moral complexity of The Master that it can critique the damage done by demonic religion while hono ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron / Silver and Gold by Sufjan Stevens / Star of Wonder by Mary Lee Wile / The Food and Feast ...

Singing the Stories Untold
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 6:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Silas House Caroline Herring makes truth-telling a mission in her music. SINGER-SONGWRITER Caroline Herring w ...

When You Are a Child
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Sandra M. Tully You wait a long time for Christmas morning drifting asleep even as the ebony slate of sky shatters in clarion silence Glory, Hallelujah! and shepherds in th ...

Freelance Whales Treat Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Freelance Whales’ performance on Wednesday was a bit like my experience with Hurricane Sandy: One minute was jubilation at the prospect of no work for two days, and the next minute was a mellowed out restlessn ...

November 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Product

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November 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 2:24pm | Type: Product

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Pay Attention: An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Mary Oliver
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 12:55am | Type: Blog

Perhaps the most important take away from the evening came from Oliver during a question and answer time after the readings. She said something like this: “Pay attention. Be astonished. And tell about it. We’r ...

On Love: 'Looper' and C.S. Lewis
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Can love be perverted? A careful look at Looper and The Great Divorce will help us answer that question. As the credits rolled after  Looper  in a packed Chinatown movie t ...

On Analysis and the Holy
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

What is it that music actually does? What is that thing? I'm not entirely sure....It affects the world around us. It engages the world around us. Sound waves travel through various substances -- with grea ...

In New Interview, Macca Says Yoko Did NOT Break Up the Beatles
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Paul McCartney says that Yoko Ono isn't at fault for splitting the Beatles or tearing John Lennon away from the group in an upcoming TV interview with David Frost, the BBC reports. ...

Riding Out the Storm: A Video Playlist
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 6:26pm | Type: Blog

For our brothers and sisters on the East Coast, in the path of the storm they call "Sandy," I've put together a little music for you to help pass the time. Sending you prayers of protection, pea ...

Weekend Musicking: Seven-String Goodness
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 1:36am | Type: Blog

It's been a very musical weekend. Pictured at left is a Foster 7-string guitar. It's just like a traditional 6-string acoustic, but with the added rumble of a low-b string. It's an interesting ...

GGNFT: Two Irish Boys Cover 'We Found Love (in a Hopeless Place)' SQUEEEEE!!!!
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

God Girl's New Favorite Thing for Oct. 25, 2012: Two Irish boys cover Rihanna's "We Found Love in a Hopeless Place,"... which gives her hope in a zillion ways. She tracked them down in Irel ...

Links of Awesomeness: October 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

Today's awesome links! Finally Google Streetview has made its way to the Grand Canyon. It's like the same thing as seeing it in person, right? [via Laughin ...

Links of Awesomeness: October 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Today's awesome Links! Videochat karaoke with Zooey Deschanel? YES PLEASE! Paste Magazine has been pumping out sweet videos from this year's Newport Folk Festival ...

Kimbra: Eccentric But Enjoyable
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

On the whole, Kimbra’s music is enjoyable, particularly live. Her giddy disposition seems genuine, and it definitely raises crowd morale. It’s easy to tell that she loves what she does, and she’s good at it. K ...

QUIRK: Ph.D. Students Explain their Research Using Interpretive Dance
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 4:57pm | Type: Blog

Ph.D. students explain their research using interpretive dance. Science students are known for their interpretive dance skills, right? Well, soon they might be. For the las ...

Now THAT's Epic: 'Brother of the Year'
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

“Epic. That word can be pretty overused, cliché. It’s like small talk,” Wes said. “People say things like ‘What an epic fail!’ when there’s nothing epic going on. But Godzilla verses Jonah the Superhero is kin ...

Passion Pit Shine in D.C.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

On Tuesday Passion Pit wrapped up three sold out shows in D.C. with a triumphant performance, inspiring even the more awkward shyer attendees to move a little. Usually when I wr ...

In the Stacks, October 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many book ...

QUIRK: Francis Chan Learns to Speak Northern Irish
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Francis Chan learns to speak Northern Irish with the Rend Collective. Top o' aftornune to ya! Francis Chan recently sat down with the Northern Irish Christian band The  ...

Faith, the Poor, and Politics: A New Album by Josh Schicker
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

I couldn’t resist: I heard that a singer/songwriter in Atlanta was coming out with an album titled, Faith, the Poor, and Politics. Josh Schicker currently serves as Worship Leader in Mission at North Avenue Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He ...

Jens Lekman: Why You Should Check out Swedish Indie Pop
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

Jens Lekman performs at the 9:30 club in Washington, D.C. Here's a review! Jens Lekman is a storyteller. Wait, Jens who? How do you pronounce that? Jens (pronounced ...

ICYMI: A Roundup of New Fall Music
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Just in case you missed it (ICYMI), here's a roundup of new music that should be rocking your Spotify playlists. Just in case you missed it (ICYMI), here's a roundup o ...

GGNFT (Ethiopia Edition): Teddy Afro
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 9:37pm | Type: Blog

ADDIS ABABA — Pretty much everywhere we've gone in Ethiopia this week, we've heard Teddy Afro's voice. The 36-year-old Ethiopian singer whose given name is Tewodros Kassahun or ቴዎድሮስ ካሳሁን in Am ...

Behold, the Rachel
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors An extended interview on biblical womanhood with Rachel Held Evans.  “So how does a nice, liberat ...

Debating the Value of the Debates
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

These quadrennial campaign sideshows have nothing to do with one's capability, preparation, aptitude or suitability for the presidency. Why, exactly, does it matter if Pres ...

In the Stacks, October 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Freelance Whales Evolve on 'Diluvia'
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Freelance Whales didn’t just go to a new frontier — they went for the final frontier. Battlestar Galactica —not the first thing you think of while mining the vast array of in ...

QUIRK: PBS CEO Paula Kerger Addresses Big Bird Craze
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

PBS CEO Paula Kerger addresses the Big Bird, post-presidential debate controversy. OK, the @firedbigbird tweets have been hilarious. And it's almost understandable th ...

People of Earth...
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Is it global warming or an alien invasion? THE SKIES LOOK different to me these days. The soft ...

How to Be Happy
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Magazine Article

developing the less-developed countries along our 19th and 20th century fossil fuel-based model and turn ...

Nineveh
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elvis O. Alves He uproots teeth primordial in nature and that eat his soul with appetite the size of mercenary forces plundering a city whose inhabitants do not fight back beca ...

In Pursuit of Peace
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Books for traveling the hard and worthy path of nonviolence. Complete with pictures, The Go ...