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Sojourners Magazine: December 2005

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Cover Story

Congregations find passion and purpose by blending ancient traditions and contemporary action.
New Community Covenant Church, Chicago.
Southside Presbyterian Church, Tucson.
Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.


Why blessed uncertainty is the language of Advent.
Struggle and longing in the book of Matthew.
Whether founding schools or fixing toilets, Nelson good embodied community and faithful living.


Overcoming the mythology of AIDS.
Are science and faith really incompatible?
The U.N. World Summit comes up short.


We are stuck with half-baked measures to contain runaway medical costs.
The arrest slip identified my 'property' as a Bible, a set of keys, and shoelaces.
I had mostly experienced an American Christianity without Christ.
FEMA has announced a bold new initiative: Third Responders.

Culture Watch

Can democracy survive without an adversarial press?
New and NoteworthyPeople of the Books
Ron Hansen talks about stories, faith, and being a 'Christian writer.'
Participating in the Divine


Don Wagner responds:
A Plumpy’nut Christmas
Peace, salvation, and the reign of God arrive with beauty and song.
For many of us, Nelson Good the subject of our incarnation focus in this issue was a fellow parishioner and community member, an indefatigable scheduler of retreats at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in
The Child Jesus Speaks my mother bleeds for me in a barn
Out of Sight, Out of Mind?