Sojourners Magazine: May-June 1996
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Creativity comes from inspiration; inspiration comes from spirituality; spirituality comes from holiness; and holiness comes from God. All people are created in the image of God and so are spir
THE TASK of the novelist is to give the devil his due. I will leave it to the saints to manifest God's presence in their words and deeds. That is the art of saints.
IN MY AUGHT YEARS (that time before teen-dom), somebody in my family left a hamburger on the stove, which proceeded to catch afire.
GOD'S CREATIVITY can be reflected in innumerable ways in our world, but artists have a particular role. Artists often instinctively sense changes in society first.
For political writers who see our work as a necessary tool in the struggle for social change, faith is essential; it determines and shapes commitment as well as vision.
Jesus answers our cry for spiritual deliverance. A Bible study on Mark 5:1-20.
One can only marvel at couples who successfully manage life in community alongside their own needs as spouses.
When blizzards closed down cities on the East Coast this past winter, the media reported on some strange meals people were eating.
I am going to begin this story, in a sense, where it ended, and where it will never end.
If Pat Buchanan had not roared, grinning and sweaty, through the American political scene this year, someone would have invented him
THE JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1996 issue on race in America ("Can We Talk?") sparked me to write.
Members of the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) in Jerusalem announced publicly that they would ride the city's #18 bus for several hours on Sunday, March 10.
THANK YOU for "The Image of God's Goodness," by Rosemary Radford Ruether and "The Mystery of a Resurrected Rabbi," by David A. Wade (January-February 1996).
SEVERAL OF the artists who wrote for our forum on the creative vocation touched on the fact that art, like faith, is hard work as well as sweet inspiration.
YOUR ARTICLE, "Dear Judge Wynn..." (March-April 1996) was challenging to many of your readers, I bet.
ELIZABETH MCALISTER'S March-April 1996 cover story, "Is Marriage Obsolete?" was thought-provoking and perhaps more challenging to the mainstream Christian community than she realizes...
I HOPE BILL Wylie-Kellermann's article concerning the Detroit newspaper strike will help other related issues to be seen more clearly.
THE "CLOSE TO HOME" column by Marcy Porter in the March-April issue struck a chord in my heart and memory.
I AGREE THAT "alternative" is not a good choice as part of the cover line ("Say It Ain't So," in "Letters," March-April).
Ward Valley in California's eastern Mojave Desert may seem like the middle of nowhere to those looking to dump their nuclear sludge.
In spite of the fact that Casa Alianza (Covenant House Latin America) forced the Honduras government to admit in a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that it illegally
Cook for a Cause. State of the World. Access to Reinvestment. National Green Pages.
I WAS DEEPLY moved by the letters written to Judge Wynn by some of those arrested on December 7 at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda ("Dear Judge Wynn...").
I AGREE WITH Andrea Ayvazian and Beverly Daniel Tatum when they call for meetings in which participants of all races are encouraged to express their ideas and feelings about racial issues in a safe atmosphere.