The Common Good
September 2004 Sojourners

September 2004 Sojourners


Scared to Talk Politics in Church?
You don't need to be partisan to be prophetic.
by Brian McLaren


E-Mail from Hell
Words of wisdom for a devil-in-training.
by Jim Forest

Arm in Arm, Hand in Hand
Volunteers from around the world work for peace in Palestine simply by being there.
by Rachel Medema

A Passion for Peace
Even as atrocities in western Sudan have drawn the world's focus in recent months, there are signs of hope elsewhere in the nation, which has been ravaged by civil war for three or four decades.
by Elizabeth Palmberg


American Mythology
Every culture needs a scapegoat.
by David Hilfiker

SUV, You're Fired!
You are what you drive.
by Jim Ball

Playing Doctor, Playing God.
Should embryos be created for stem cell research?
by Bob Smietana

Between the Lines
| Perception or Paranoia? | Bearing Another's Burden | First in Truth | Fighting the Power | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: Take Back the Faith
The best contribution of religion is precisely not to be a loyal partisan.
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: The Sabbath Sweet Spot
Don't 'whistle while you work'; just whistle because it makes you happy.
by Rose Marie Berger

Macrowave: The Machine Ate My Vote
E-voting may make us nostalgic for hanging chads.
by David Batstone

Eyes & Ears: Michael Moore Brings the War Home
It's the stuff the mainstream mass media won't tell you.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: And Finally...
Funerals need to be a little more balanced, with time for rebuttal.
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: The Cost of Love
by Michaela Bruzzese

Poetry: A Desert Father Looks Back
by Jene Beardsley

| One-Sided Views? | Less Talk, More Action | Nonviolent Superheroes? |


Fightin' Words
Liberals rediscover their moral backbone.
by Amy Sullivan

Life on the Edge
Book: The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
by Chuck Collins

Truthful Testimony.
Book: Performing the Faith: Bonhoeffer and the Practice of Nonviolence by Stanley Hauerwas
by Jess O. Hale Jr

Who's Saving Whom?
Book: Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society by Robert Wuthnow
by Brent Coffin

New and Noteworthy
Music: The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family
Book: Hunger for the Word: Lectionary Reflections on Food and Justice, Year A, edited by Larry Hollar and others
Television: Lost Boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk
Book: Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution by Andrew Trocme
Compiled by Molly Marsh