Sojourners Magazine: August 2015
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A conservative takes a second look at the morality of nuclear weapons and discovers that there's more than one way to choose life.
We must abolish nuclear weapons, says one Japanese theologian—but we can't stop there.
Christians have an important role in ending discrimination—and violence—against Muslims.
This isn't a story about the death penalty. It's about life interrupted, making a new world possible.
More than 90,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far this year.
The country's largest Christian churches are asking how to bring biblical social justice to the Korean peninsula.
But then there was the week that hit Ferguson last summer.
THESE [sharecroppers] know the Bible, know some kind of church, know what it means to pray long and hard. They also know in their bones what others talk about and speculate upon: They know and live out “resignation” and “estrangement.” They feel a certain soreness of mind and body.
In 'Ms. Marvel,' a Muslim teenage girl is the hero we've been waiting for.
As hostilities wane, the patterns of U.S.-Cuban "prehistory" may become important again.
'A Still and Quiet Conscience: The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church,' by John A. McCoy. Orbis Books.
'Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World,' by Carolyn Custis James. Zondervan.
Pope Francis, the world's spiritual physician, has diagnosed us with a degenerative disease.
Admission requirements at Berea include being smart, being willing to work hard, and being poor.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B
“A Sacred Beat” by the late Richard Twiss (June 2015) gladdened my heart, until I got to the part that explained how the native drum has been demonized and forbidden in Christian worship.
I was challenged and inspired by Virginia Gilbert’s “Forgive Us Our Debts” (April 2015). My congregation, Columbus Mennonite Church, recently had a Sunday focus on debt forgiveness—in scripture and in our present reality.
For years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has had a social statement on environmental stewardship, “Care for Creation,” calling churches to care for God’s creation and hold environmentally exploitive companies accountable.
While Verena Radulovic’s “‘They Saved My Life’” (June 2015) tells a positive story about one woman moving out of homelessness, it doesn’t engage the issue of homelessness from a Christian perspective.