Joe Roos

Joe Roos is a former publisher of Sojourners.

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From the Archives: June 1982

by Joe Roos 05-02-2016
Eating the Bread of Anxious Toil
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IT WAS after midnight at the end of another long, busy day, and I had an early breakfast meeting the next morning. I decided to read a psalm before I turned off the light and, with no particular rhyme or reason, settled on Psalm 127. Although I have read this psalm before, I was completely unprepared for the shock it gave me that night.

Verse two caught me completely off guard: “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil.” I was struck right between the eyes. There could not have been a more vivid and disturbingly apt description of my life and the lives of most people I know here at Sojourners and elsewhere.

The Foolishness of the Cross

by Joe Roos 08-01-2007
A reflection on the cost of discipleship.

An Inclusive Islam

by Joe Roos 05-01-2007
Thank you for the article by Asra Q. Nomani titled "A Faith of Their Own" (March 2007).

War Crimes and Misdemeanors

by Joe Roos 11-01-2001

Christopher Hitchens, in this illuminating assessment of Henry Kissinger's war crimes, reports on a filmed 1998 interview with Michael Korda, senior editor of Simon and Schuster. 

The Cry of the Poor

by Joe Roos 03-01-1996

THE OLD TESTAMENT prophets claimed, and the New Testament witnesses affirmed, that a society will be judged (by God) most fundamentally by the way it has treated the poorest and most marginalized in its midst.

A More Earth-Friendly Paper

by Joe Roos 06-01-1994

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A Step For the Earth

by Joe Roos 01-01-1992

Better paper, better ink 

Keeping the Vision Afloat

by Joe Roos 08-01-1991

Living on the edge

Whether for Years or Centuries

by Joe Roos 08-01-1991

25 years with the Starship Enterprise

The IRS: On Our Case

by Joe Roos 05-01-1987

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the U.S. government conducted a well-orchestrated campaign of intimidation and harassment against opponents of the Vietnam War.

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