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Sojourners Magazine: April 2018

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Is "evangelical" just another word for white? What values are at stake for the 81 percent of white evangelicals who voted for a president who admits to sexually assaulting women, denigrates people of color, and lies on a regular basis? What does white evangelical support of a man who routinely violates standards of decency say about their own values? In our April cover story, “How Evangelicals Became White,” Kelly Brown Douglas explains how evangelical Christianity became complicit in promoting a “great” America that is based on white supremacy.

Cover Story

For much of American evangelical history, spreading the gospel meant spreading whiteness.


How do we reconcile our vote with our conscience?
In states where medically assisted death is legal, how do clergy respond?
A brief history of Christian civil disobedience.
Why do Christians who yearn for a more just society decide not to vote?


Tax cuts for middle-class Americans come at a painfully high price.
Your next caregiver could be an android.
The Johnson Amendment was almost a victim of the Republican tax overhaul.

Culture Watch

Exploring love and rage in Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time.'
A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict, by Naim Stifan Ateek. Orbis.
Millennials and the Mission of God: A Prophetic Dialogue, by Andrew F. Bush and Carolyn C. Wason. Wipf and Stock.
When being the best isn't good enough.
Four April culture recommendations from our editors.
All the money in the world couldn’t save Paul Getty.
Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance, by Bill McKibben. Blue Rider Press.


If our beliefs paralyze us from participating in the systems, what good are they?
Letters to the editor from Sojourners readers.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B


Along with nostalgia, Facebook delivers daily reminders that we haven't always been correct...or cool.
A rising tide of youth electoral organizing is pushing back against disappointing politicians.
Civil disobedience can be a critical tactic in the toolbox of social change.
Belief in the supremacy of whiteness has shaped both political parties in the U.S.