Ryan Rodrick Beiler was the Sojourners web editor from 1999 to 2010. He currently works as a freelance photojournalist based in Oslo, Norway. 

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'Jim Wallis Loves His Enemies' (With a Little Help From His Friends)

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 03-19-2010
When a Fox News pundit who has helped force the resignation of White House advisers is promising he'll be http://blog.sojo.net/2010/03/15/in-spite-of-glenn-becks-new-threats-my-i...

Video: Fr. James Martin Sets Stephen Colbert (and Glenn Beck) Straight on Social Justice

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 03-19-2010


Glenn Beck Responds: Social Justice 'Is a Perversion of the Gospel'

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 03-11-2010
BREAKING UPDATE: Our message to Glenn Beck is getting through. This morning on his radio show he responded to http://go.so

Afghanistan: War is Still Hell

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 02-25-2010
As the U.S.

Palestinian Christians, Israeli Allies, and Nonviolent Resistance

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 02-23-2010

National Catholic Reporter has an important article about the Kairos Palestine Document endorsed last month by the leaders of 13 Chr

J Street: Pro-Peace = Pro-Israel

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 02-19-2010

Often when Sojourners addresses issues relating to Israel and Palestine, we're accused of anti-Israel bias.

Snowmageddon in Sojourners' D.C. Neighborhood

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 02-12-2010
Thanks to our media assistant Sheldon C.

More Haitian History and Perspective on Pat Robertson and the 'Pact with the Devil'

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 01-15-2010
Like many of you, my first reaction when hearing Pat Robertson's as

Dive!: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dumpster Diving but Were Afraid to Ask

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 12-04-2009

A confession: When I first saw publicity for Dive! I forwarded it to my main dumpster diving partner with the subject line: "great." As in, "great, now dumpster diving will become more popular and we'll have more competition."

'Spewing Reasonable Dialogue': Affirmation from a 'Skeptical' Commenter

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 11-27-2009
It's not often that a message from a blog commenter makes my day, let alone my week.

Walking, Chewing Gum, and Confronting Racism and Sexism at the Same Time

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 11-09-2009
People who do diversity work run the risk of setting impossible goals for themselves: The Beloved Community. The Kingdom of God.

Electoral Double Standards in Latin America and Beyond

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 11-03-2009

Thankfully, the crisis in Honduras may be reaching a political resolution.

Gran Torino Revisited

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 10-30-2009
I had starting writing this post last night, before receiving G

Video: Colbert on the 'Desert Cross' Church-State Controversy

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 10-16-2009

I had invited one of our regular bloggers to comment on the "desert cross" controversy--a Supreme Court case deciding the appropriateness of a cross erected on Mojave National Preserve to honor World War I dead.

Critics on Our Left, Meet the Critics on Our Right

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 10-09-2009
Every now and then someone to our right or left posts an article excoriating Sojourners or Jim Wallis for not being _____ enough, infuriated that we still claim to be _____ even though we're really

Video: Colbert on Conservapedia's Bible Translation Project

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 10-09-2009
Some fun for your Friday: Stephen Colbert, "a huge fan of the Bible," offers a conservative update of Matthew 5:5,


by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 10-05-2009

Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa died yesterday. I don't know much about her life, so you can join me in reading her Wikipedia entry. But what I do know is that she's one of the best-known performers of Leon Gieco's heart-rending anti-war song, "Sólo le Pido a Dios."

A Comment Code of Conduct Update and Reminder

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 09-28-2009
Regular commenters on this site may have noticed some slight differences in our Disqus comment system recently.

Obama, Bigotry, and Balance ... and Death Threats

by Ryan Rodrick Beiler 09-25-2009
There is some good conversation going around God's Politics partner blogs about what role race is playing in the current wave of opposition to Obama's policies, including Rep.