Issue: April 2019

Cover Story

Christians treat money as a private concern, but that’s not what scripture teaches.

Feature

Watch the devil distract with extremity and hyperbole.
Don’t think clergy are exempt from sexual harassment. They aren’t.
An interview with Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi.

Commentary

The former NFL quarterback is teaching us to see the world differently. 
The private prison industry is making billions off of detention centers.
Chinese Christians feel the heavy hand of increased state control.

Culture Watch

‘Mrs. Dalloway’ is a manual on kindness in the face of war and moral injury.
A review of ‘A Riff of Love: Notes on Community and Belonging,’ by Greg Jarrell.
A review of ‘The Seventh Story: Us, Them, and the End of Violence’ (e-book) and ‘Cory and the Seventh Story,’ by Gareth Higgins and Brian D. McLaren (illustrated by Heather Lynn Harris).
A review of ‘The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism,’ by Jemar Tisby.
Netflix’s documentary ‘Recovery Boys’ showcases realities of opioid rehabilitation.
The good and bad of Eugene Jarecki’s film, ‘The King’ about Elvis Presley.

Departments

Four April culture recommendations from our editors.
Letters to the editors from Sojourners readers.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

Columns

What diversity discourse in the Trump era commonly leaves out.
Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr.
Words from Minnesota’s Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, the highest-ranking Indigenous woman ever elected to a state’s executive office.
Irish poet Micheal O’Siadhail offers a reflection on the aftermath of Western modernity.
Thoughts on surviving a long winter.

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