January 2016

Cover Story

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Reading Hosea in the age of climate change. 


W.P. Wiggins
You either walk toward love or away from it with every breath you draw. 
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Is procreation a divine mandate?
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We can't understand race in America today without understanding prisons. 
There are different ways to understand the gospel's call to peace- and that's a good thing. 


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Forced abortions may decrease, but China's government coercion is unchanged. 
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During an election year, the quality of mercy is sometimes strained. 
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Three ways Christians can respond to the ISIS crisis. 

Culture Watch

The film industry is dominated by white men. Does it matter? 
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Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood, by Nate Pyle. Zondervan. 
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Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War, by Robert Emmet Meagher. Cascade Books. Borderline: Reflections on War, Sex, and Church, by Stan Goff. Cascade Books.
Creation-Crisis Preaching
Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit, by Leah D. Schade. Chalice Press. 
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Russia is as 'Christ-haunted' as Flannery O'Conner's Georgia or DeMent's Arkansas.
Am I, the Film
Four January culture recommendations from our editors. 
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In allowing Steve Jobs to be selfish, 'Steve Jobs' may make us look at ourselves. 
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Five questions for Julia de la Cruz 


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Letters to the Editor from Sojourners readers    
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Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.


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Consider for a moment what might have happened if the forces of anti-Catholic prejudice had won. 
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Savor 2015. Next year could get ugly. 
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Henri Nouwen's hunger and thirst for spiritual truth were never satisfied. 
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Heaney understood words as "bearers of history and mystery."