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Sojourners Magazine: February/March 2024

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How athletes throughout American history have been prophets and activists, risking their lives and livelihood to push for racial justice. 

Features

The illustration shows five Black athletes in history, designed in a blocky/collage style and surrounded in a colorful thick outline.

Athletes, at risk to their lives and livelihood, have often been social prophets.

by
Randall Balmer
Magazine
Features
The illustration shows multicultural hands sewing a quilt with symbols that represent various disabilities and a flower in the middle.

Church was never supposed to be only for people without visible disabilities.

by
Bekah McNeel
The illustration shows three people approaching a small store at the foot of a mountain, with sheep grazing in front.

I need a theology that can contend with both racial hatred and racial capitalism.

by
Kristin T. Lee

Voices

Voices
Mobilizing Hope
The illustration shows two people reaching forward to shake hands. Behind both people are the silhouettes of other people, filled in with maps of the world. One person has the Americas, and the other has Asia and Africa.

As Christianity's center of gravity continues to shift away from the West, it is increasingly important to strengthen relationships with younger Christian leaders from the majority world. 

Voices
From The Editors
The illustration show Layshia Clarendon holding a basketball on their shoulder with the quote, "The more I learned about the gospel, the more I fell in love with Jesus and his radical love and nonconformity."

Standing up against abusive power on behalf of an ethos of love.

by The Editors
Voices
Commentary
The photo shows mourning Gazans as they stand over the covered bodies of two slain journalists, their blue press vests resting on their bodies.

The first month of the Israel-Hamas war was the deadliest for journalists in at least 30 years. 

by
Julie Polter
The black and white photo shows Rose Robinson being carried away by three white men. The photo is layered on top of itself a few times.

Sixty years before Colin Kaepernick, another athlete refused to stand for the national anthem. 

by
Kaeley McEvoy
Voices
Columns
The illustration shows an owl swooping with open wings and a focused, determined gaze.

Lent is a season for reclaiming our identities as free people liberated by God.

by
Rose Marie Berger
The illustration shows a group of colorful bodies dancing.

The power of doing ordinary things in solidarity with those who cannot.

by
Liuan Huska
Voices
Eyewitness
The photo shows South Sudanese refugees coming home after being displaced by war.

A Christian displaced by the war in Sudan calls for peace.

by
Kaman Malek

Vision

Vision
Culture
The image shows the cover art for the podcast "Weight For It" which features a bald Black man with a beard and glasses smiling and laughing in a teal shirt.

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors
The image shows the cover of the podcast "Six Sermons," which shows a red car and a church with a tall steeple in the background.

Asa Merritt's fictional podcast “Six Sermons” has themes that can feel as apocalyptic as an invasion of body-snatchers.

by
JR. Forasteros
The image shows a scene from "The Devil's Advocate," where one white man is looking over the shoulder of another white man in a suit, who is looking out a window.

What representations of the devil in pop culture reveal about our ideas of evil.

by
Tyler Huckabee
The photo shows a woman with gray hair in a gray suit in a courtroom, looking at people off camera.

Justine Triet's mystery “Anatomy of a Fall” contends with the stories we build on partial wisdom and faulty logic.

by
Curtis Yee
Vision
Books
The illustration shows a shadowy figure who's upper body is dissolving into pixelated pieces on a dark greenish/blue background

Healing can be found even in that which seems like oblivion.

by
Sarah James
The image shows the book "Black Liturgies" by Cole Arthur Riley

Cole Arthur Riley's “Black Liturgies” is gentle, audacious, and refreshing.

by
Zachary Lee
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Kateri Boucher
Vision
Living The Word

February reflections on scripture from the Revised Common Lectionary (Cycle B).

by
Raj Nadella

March reflections on scripture from the Revised Common Lectionary (Cycle B).

by
Raj Nadella
Vision
H'rumphs

I am the most law-abiding citizen of the United States re: God's law. Shouldn't that count for something?

by
Beth Cooper-Chrismon