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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Obama Presents Global Economic Recovery Plan to a Resistant G-20 While Holding Adorable Puppy
In the face of international resistance to the U.S. role in resolving the global economic crisis, President Barack Obama raised his arts of persuasive communication to new heights, delivering his latest comments to the G-20 while cradling the puppy he plans to give to his daughters Sasha and Malia.
'Shooting and Crying': Israeli Soldiers Tell Their Gaza War Stories
In last week's SojoMail, the quote of the week was from an Israeli squad leader describing the incredulous reactions of his men when he took measures to protect civilian lives during the invasion of Gaza.
Waltz with Bashir: Drawing a Massacre from Memory
Philip Rizk Describes Ordeal to NY Times
Alhamdulillah! (All Praise to God!) Philip is Free!
Wednesday February 11th, 4:00 a.m.
Philip Rizk Disappearance Gets Major Coverage, But He Remains Missing
Rev. Joel Hunter on This American Life
Video and Transcript: Rick Warren's Inaugural Invocation
Your Ballots at Work: 'Waterboarding is Torture'
Whose Truth Do You Trust in the Gaza Conflict?
What if the Amish Were in Charge of the Economy?
A Chance to Change Our Failed War on Drugs in Colombia
Confessions of an Alternative Voter
Back to the Future with Focus on the Family
Killed for 'Preaching Christianity'
A short thought to follow up on Valerie Elverton-Dixon's tribute to Gayle Williams, the aid worker gunned down by Taliban militants last week. As Valerie noted:
She worked for an organization called SERVE Afghanistan -
Will Christians Lead or Follow on Questions of Diversity?
Bart Campolo's Tough Questions on Cross-Cultural Community
And the #1 Threat to America: BEARS!
Last week was a busy one, getting the blog switched over from Beliefnet to our own web site. Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a few bugs, but since we're over the hump I thought a little Friday fun was in order. Fans of the Colbert Report know that Stephen has done has done a lot to raise awareness of the dangers of bears. His work remains unfinished.
God's Politics Has Moved!
Charlie Wilson's Warning
Coinciding with the visit of a dear friend who's spent the past few years working in Afghanistan for both development NGOs and (non-U.S.) government agencies, the DVD of Charlie Wilson's War recently arrived from Netflix. My friend recommends it. Also, I [heart] Philip Seymour Hoffman. And I can tolerate Tom Hanks in appropriate doses. But an