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Sojourners Magazine: April 2021

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Family values, same-sex marriage, and the Book of Discipline.

Features

Photos from Lydia Wylie-Kellermann's marriage with rainbow ribbons, golden leaves and hand-written letters surrounding.

Reflections on a forbidden wedding in a time of denominational divide.

by
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann, Bill Wylie-Kellermann
Magazine
Features
Photo collage of a fishing boat, fishing nets, fishing logs, etc

There's a reason why the parables of Jesus often involved fish.

by
Gary Paul Nabhan
A child sits at a desk with a notebook.

The Phoenix Restorative Justice Center helps schools and communities find healthy ways to resolve conflict.

by
Mitchell Atencio

Voices

Voices
Mobilizing Hope
Illustration of a kid with a foam finger watching a basketball game.

Both offer lessons as we emerge from the pandemic.

Voices
From The Editors
An illustration of poet Amanda Gorman from the 2021 Inauguration. Above her head is the text, "For there is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it."

Christian denominations around the world have been torn asunder around questions concerning the full inclusion of LGBTQ members.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
A woman wearing an orange jumpsuit walks down a hallway toward a door with a first-aid symbol over it.

More than a century of U.S. history lies behind recent reports. 

by
Miroslava Chávez-García
Illustration of a person falling into a trap that is shaped like the letter Q to represent Q-Anon.

QAnon narratives have been woven together with Christian visions of a final battle.

by
Damon T. Berry
Illustration of a vaccine needle behind a barrier.

Christian ethics offers guidance on how to distribute the vaccine.

by
Conor M. Kelly
Voices
Columns
Legos built together to look like clouds in a blue sky.

Let's think beyond a survival mentality. 

by
Lisa Sharon Harper
The dome of the Capitol being entangled by green vines.

Events like the Jan. 6 attack leave wounds to the soul and psyche.

by
Rose Marie Berger
Voices
Eyewitness
Food collected from a dumpster.

‟Some things we have to compost, but that's better than the landfill.”

by
Jackie Parker

Vision

Vision
Culture
The cover of Cory Henry's album is an outline of him with a colorful rainbow background. The cover of Kim's book features a starburst of color.

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors
A mob of Trump supporters and insurrectionists storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.

For years, social media platforms have profited from a business model that ignores truth and promotes outrage.

by
Danny Duncan Collum

Presidential portraiture conceals as much as it reveals.

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé
Contestants from the reality show "Tough As Nails" are blue collar workers. A group of 13 poses for a photo.

Airing when essential workers are keeping a COVID-19-stricken U.S. going, the reality show couldn’t be timelier.

by
Da'Shawn Mosley
Vision
Books
The cover of Black Buck is a coffee cup with the words Black Buck in colorful letters.

Truth, race, and satire in the novel Black Buck.

by
Elinam Agbo
The cover of "Blessed Union" shows a heart scratched into a wooden table.

An excerpt from Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage.

by
Sarah Griffith Lund
The cover of In My Grandmother's House is blue with small yellow and orange designs.

Yolanda Pierce's book considers the promise of the Black church.

by
Rebecca Riley
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Devon Balwit
Vision
Living The Word

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.

by
Isaac S. Villegas
Vision
H'rumphs

From our humor columnist.

by
Ed Spivey Jr.