Ed Spivey Jr. 06-01-2004
Having recently been diagnosed with a rare and troubling medical condition-

Having recently been diagnosed with a rare and troubling medical condition—late-onset maturity—it has become unavoidable that I begin to take the world and its woes more seriously.

Ed Spivey Jr. 05-01-2004
I pulled dramatically into the office parking lot, turned off the ignition and coasted to a stop, the powerful engine reluctantly emitting its final throaty rumble.
Ed Spivey Jr. 04-01-2004

As we enter the heart of the political season and brace ourselves for the spectacle of two grown men competing for the favor of a nation...

Ed Spivey Jr. 03-01-2004

This being our special issue on the environment, I must preface my remarks about wanting to strangle the squirrel in my bedroom wall...

Ed Spivey Jr. 02-01-2004
The Bible has one problem: They left out half the good stuff.
Ed Spivey Jr. 01-01-2004

As I begin my 30th year at Sojourners, it seems appropriate to take a modest look back at the enormous impact I have had on the magazine...

Ed Spivey Jr. 11-01-2003

Without guns, one cannot shoot things, where would that leave us?

Ed Spivey Jr. 09-01-2003
'Set small goals, and then put them off for as long as you can.'
Ed Spivey Jr. 07-01-2003

It's morning in Iraq, or, depending on your time zone, afternoon. Then again, it could be late at night, and you're wondering where the day went.

Ed Spivey Jr. 05-01-2003
What would Jesus do? Turn the police horses into bunnies.
Ed Spivey Jr. 03-01-2003

Remember the TV commercial where a man is walking down a dark city street and nervously glances back at two shadowy figures?

Ed Spivey Jr. 01-01-2003

As our nation prepares for war against—depending on the mood of the president—al Qaeda, Iraq, or unnecessarily big words (such as "civil liberties"), it is a sober time in America.

Ed Spivey Jr. 11-01-2002

Why can't really scary diseases have really scary and obvious symptoms?

Ed Spivey Jr. 09-01-2002

Those of you just back from vacation might need a quick reminder about the state of the world. It's not good.

Ed Spivey Jr. 07-01-2002

Some readers have complained that this column has become too personal, too focused on my being a great father, an award-winning art director, and a god-like figure to the rest of the staff.

Ed Spivey Jr. 05-01-2002

The wise man built his house upon the rock.

Ed Spivey Jr. 03-01-2002

Since Sojourners is a bimonthly magazine, you depend on us to cover the breaking news, with up-to-the-minute commentary on hot stories like Afghanistan which, by the time you read this, should be well on its way to becoming an independent democracy.

Ed Spivey Jr. 01-01-2002

Those of you in the hinterlands—when you’re not taking care of your hinter—are probably wondering what life is like now in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital...

Ed Spivey Jr. 11-01-2001

This has been a year of major milestones for our family, not the least of which was the realization that I might finally be allowed to use our bathroom.

Ed Spivey Jr. 09-01-2001
It's not a matter of who's wrong or right, unless Santa somehow gets involved.