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Sojourners Magazine: December 2020

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Groundbreaking theologian Mercy Amba Oduyoye uplifts the voices of African women.

Features

Illustration by David Barthold

Guard your circle, sisters.

by
Oluwatomisin Oredein
Magazine
Features
Illustration by Maximo Tuja

Making the impossible possible calls for an exercise in radical imagination.

by
Joshua Dubler and Vincent W. Lloyd

How pilgrimages can open our imagination and help us walk away from empire.

by
Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Voices

Voices
Mobilizing Hope
Illustration by Jackson Joyce

Silver linings worth fighting for.

 

Voices
From The Editors

That between-times spirit imbues everything in this issue of Sojourners.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
Illustration by Michael George Haddad

What will it take for Christ to be born in us when we have sighs too deep for words?

by
Josina Guess
Illustration by Michael George Haddad

The focus should be on people, not corporations.

by
Chloe Noël
Illustration by Michael George Haddad

Prophetic pressure is sorely needed.

by
Tomás Insua
Voices
Columns
Illustration by Matt Chase

'We can only be saved together.'

by
Rose Marie Berger

What brought us to this brink of a broken democracy?

by
Lisa Sharon Harper
Voices
Eyewitness
Photo by Nancy Wiechec

Reenacting Mary and Joseph's travels from one side of the border to the other.

by
Jennifer Guerra Aldana

Vision

Vision
Culture
From the album 'God's Son' by Nas

Jesus appears in hundreds of songs in every secular genre.

by
Delvyn Case
Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett in Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country has monsters and dangers, but extends its scope to include the large realness of Black life.

by
Da'Shawn Mosley

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors

The Social Dilemma is here to tell us one big thing: It's worse than we thought.

by
Danny Duncan Collum
Vision
Books

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi shows that in the darkness of loss, there can be great meaning in the searching.

by
Elinam Agbo

Emily M.D. Scott and Anna Woofenden want us to move our hands along with our spirits.

by
Kaeley McEvoy

An excerpt from Mixed Blessing: Embracing the Fullness of Your Multiethnic Identity.

by
Chandra Crane
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Kenneth Steven
Vision
Living The Word

December reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.

by
Valerie Bridgeman
Vision
H'rumphs

From our humor columnist.

by
Ed Spivey Jr.