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Sojourners Magazine: February 2022

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Noah's silence at the end of the world: Do we have the courage to argue with those who claim to speak for God?

Features

Illustration of the silhouette of a figure standing in the doorway of an ark looking out at the waters

Finding the courage to argue with those who claim to speak for God. 

by
Patty Krawec
Magazine
Features
A collage of images of the Jan. 6 attack, the Ku Klux Klan, and school segregationists.

A year after Jan. 6, we must reckon with what the country has become since its founding.

by
Lisa Sharon Harper
Illustration of pink hands with a wedding band folded in prayer among flowers, birds, and bees

A new book shows how we can rescue sex from bad theology.

by
Krispin Mayfield

Voices

Voices
Grain of Salt
Illustration of a groovy fist emerging from a megaphone to bump another fist

Attacks on activism by church hierarchs give organized religion a bad name.

by Jim Rice
Voices
From The Editor
Illustration of Matthias Roberts with the quote "Being cut off from intimate relationship affects every other relationship in our lives."

Our nation's checkered racial history is reflected in our own family stories.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
Illustration of a field of red voting check marks

How poor and low-income voters could decide the next election.

by
Shailly Gupta Barnes
Illustration of a Bible replacing the magazine of an assault rifle

How can the nonviolent Messiah be conflated so easily with the violence of war?

by
Kelly Denton-Borhaug
Illustration of a Black person running across a kente cloth pointing into the distance

Remembering the past, celebrating Black joy, and embracing humanity is the path forward.

by
Sakena Young-Scaggs
Voices
Columns
Illustration of a seed sprouting inside a pink and orange heart

Every story and every person is sacred. And this is no small thing.

by
José Humphreys III
A collage of different faces forming one human head

This beloved land holds many stories. I want to hear them all.

by
Liuan Huska
Voices
Eyewitness
Two people in astronaut suits walk in an orange-brown desert landscape

How do we ethically explore the universe without exploiting the natural environment?

by
David Wilkinson

Vision

Vision
Culture
A weary middle-aged Black woman looks up from ironing clothes in a dark room

Caroline, or Change reveals that not all rooms are created equal, nor the dreams they inspire.

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé

Time to Grow by Kara Eidson and Becoming Rooted by Randy Woodley remind us that our bodies and souls are intertwined.

by
Julie Polter
A young boy wearing a white surplice stands before a wall of stained glass

Robert Greene's Procession demonstrates the restorative potential of creative expression.

by
Abby Olcese
Vision
Books
A white man wearing a black turtleneck crinkles his face with exuberant laughter

The poet, prophet, and priest’s legacy of laughter and delight.

by
Joyce Hollyday

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors

 Kelly Brown Douglas’ new book calls white clergy to repent and lead in changing the corrupted moral imaginary that grips them.

by
Greg Taylor
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Rashaad Thomas
Vision
Living The Word

February reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. 

by
T. Denise Anderson
Vision
H'rumphs

"I had to retake the Enneagram test" and other reasons for taking a day off.

by
Jenna Barnett