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Sojourners Magazine: April 2019

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It’s easy to talk about Jesus’ radical economics when the problem is billionaires and $2,000 pizza. Yet figuring out what the gospel means when it comes to our own paychecks, bank accounts, debt, and retirement savings (or lack thereof) is trickier. What would a gospel-centered approach to our finances look like? And could we dare to follow it?

Cover Story

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

Feature

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

Commentary

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

Culture Watch

‘Mrs. Dalloway’ is a manual on kindness in the face of war and moral injury.
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.
A review of ‘A Riff of Love: Notes on Community and Belonging,’ by Greg Jarrell.
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.