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When it comes to creating a moral rubric that forms our lives and actions, we might be better off trying to be like the one whose “eye is on the sparrow” than attempting to operationalize the generic moral edict of “thou must mitigate climate change.”

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I’ve shared this with some folks, and inevitably someone is surprised by this. I’ll get something like, “I didn’t know you’re Catholic.” Or, “Why pray to Mary? After all, she’s not actually God.”

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Perhaps the most faithful response to the common and yet lonely experience of infertility might be to try and live by the simple affirmation of Infertility Awareness Week — “you are not alone.” Job’s friends, after all, did well when they simply sat with him in his grief, and said nothing at all.

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Rather than devote more years to addressing institutional issues, churches need to move on to the deeper and more challenging issue of being a faith community in a troubled world. If all they do is rearrange the deck chairs one more time, they will die. And quite frankly, they will deserve it.

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Abuse is rarely clear-cut or instantly recognizable; it often comes to the forefront only when pieces surface in reflection after the fact. ... Runaway Radical chronicles Jonathan Hollingsworth’s realization that however radical we become, we can do nothing to earn what God has already given — and we can do nothing to lose it, either.

When clickbait lures and controversy sells, what does it mean to read with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper – or our newsfeeds – in the other? In this new series we explore a question Gareth Higgins raises in the May issue of Sojourners: How do we unlearn our own attraction to scandal and sensationalism while still working for social change?

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When clickbait lures and controversy sells, what does it mean to read with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper – or our newsfeeds – in the other?

In this new series we explore a question Gareth Higgins raises in the May issue of Sojourners: How do we unlearn our own attraction to scandal and sensationalism while still working for social change? READ Higgins’ essay "A Newsfeed of Fear" and join the conversation online using the hashtag #FeedFear.