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Are We Preaching a Gospel of Inadequacy?
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

I question whether inadequacy marketing has infiltrated the way we communicate the Christian Gospel. Every time I go to restock my face cream at the cosmetics vendor, inevitably t ...

What Did Eve Want?
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The story tells us directly what Eve wants. She doesn’t want to tempt Adam. And she doesn’t want a snake curling suggestively around her body. Eve wants wisdom. What was that Eve ...

Social Justice Pick-Up Lines
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

Progressive values, you are currently the it-girl for advertisement pickup artists. Enjoy it? I didn’t expect to get hit on during Super Bowl XLVIII. I mean, I was expecting t ...

The Christmas Wars Are Over, And Christmas Won
Originally Posted: 12/20/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

If there is indeed a “War on Christmas,” those on the anti-Christmas side of the war have lost — big time. If there is indeed a “War on Christmas,” those on the anti-Christmas sid ...

How Abercrombie & Fitch Became Uncool
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

Over the weekend, BusinessInsider.com published an article titled “Abercrombie & Fitch Refuses to Make Clothes for Large Women.” The article included a comment made by Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries in 2006 ...

Turn Down The Noise: Fast, Pray, Vote
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

Here in Ohio we have seen political advertising go "one louder" and receive "that extra push over the cliff." The NOISE is so deafening, I'm convinced the campaigns and super PACs have ...

Meet the New Boss
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Piano-playing cats or union organizing drives—Google and Facebook don’t care. They just keep a sieve in the flow to c ...

Westboro Seeks Advertising on Limbaugh
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Westboro Baptist Church's leadership sees Limbaugh's recent verbal attackas an opportune time to advertise on the show. Rush Limbaugh’s verbal attack against Georgetown ...

Re-Branding Religion: A Fool's Errand?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 7:30am | Type: Blog

As Madison Avenue advertising executives could attest, as tempting as it is to try to solve a missionary slump with a marketing campaign, religious groups — like commercial businesses — should think twice befo ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 3, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

Super Bowl inforgraph, and a collection of notable commercials from years past. Take a look at radio Tanzania, and see a baby with some serious ping pong potential. And finally, take a look at some good music ...

Bituminous Coke Dirty-Coal Game Day
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 6:28pm | Type: Blog

They'd like a cold one, all right — a cold Arctic, the way their home should be. I know why those polar bears you're seeing everywhere look so pensive. They're thin ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 Puppy Bowl is almost here! Which means the always adorable kitten halftime show is too. Here’s a ton of pictures if this year’s cuddly kittens from the backstage taping at Animal Planet . See the final moments of last yea ...

Responsible Adults
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: In a recent New York Times op-ed , Nicholas Kristof slammed Village Voice Media’s Backpage.com for refusing to shut down its adult services section, which has repeatedly been linked to the sex trafficking of young girls. Che ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

President Obama wishes Betty Wh ite a happy 90 th birthday – and asks to see her long-form birth certificate. See video below. [ Mediate ] ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 5:45pm | Type: Blog

All the hype about SOPA, dogs bark to the tune of Darth Vadar, debunking myths about homeschoolers, Tim Tebow visits Sin City, innovative musical projects, extreme skateboards, and more. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 5:51pm | Type: Blog

Polaroid camera are back on the market, apocalypse survival guide, Jack Kerouac for bros, the NBA begins using 3D graphics, the hit show Portlandia, James Franco's new film, classic album covers are given ...

Lowes, Lowes, Lowes ...
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Blog

Lowes pulled its ad dollars from a show that aims to tighten the tapestry we call America because of a faux controversy drummed up by a hate group that said, through its claims of “propaganda," that it� ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Rowan Williams Says Jesus Would Be Siding With Occupy Movement Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says ...

The Worst Commercial in the World
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

The Norton commercial says explicitly what most advertisements only imply. You are the things you own. Your identity is the stuff you have. Your worth is what you own. I’ve go ...

Ali Forney Center's Ad Supporting LGBT Homeless Youth
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night, the night it rained, that it got to me. The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night ...

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Thank you to our sponsors! Thank you to our sponsors! At Sojourners, we have the privilege of working with a wide range of advertisers -- all of whom help support our mission to ...

A Statement on Sojourners' Mission and LGBTQ Issues
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Some controversy has arisen about an ad campaign that a new coalition wanted to run in Sojourners on the issue of the LGBTQ community and the church. [ Update : For a list of ...

Love Comes First
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I was in the middle of a degree in biblical and theological studies when one of my close friends told me she was gay. She didn't last long at her church after coming out to her small group. ...

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Here are 10 ways to make Earth Day a church day for your congregation, small group, or family.<em></em></p> Here are 10 ways to make Earth Day a church day for y ...

The Discipline of Fasting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Since our fast began this past Monday, I've been re-reading one of the classic books on spirituality by my friend Richard Foster, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060628391?ie= ...

Rediscovering Values for Lent: Trusting God That We Have Enough
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/rediscovering-values-for-lent/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' note ...

This Thanksgiving, Enough is Enough
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The political ads are finally off the air. (We can all give thanks for that!) But now there is a new wave of advertisements hitting all of us. Each one will give us a different reason to consume. ...

Craigslist "Johns" and Impulse Exploitation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

As debate rages on about Craigslist"s recent decision to delete its "adult services" section, some clues about their perspective can be found in their response to the <a href="http://www ...

Throwing Out the Enslaved Girl With the Bathwater
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

So far, Craigslist isn't explaining its dramatic decision last weekend to replace with the word "censored" its entire "adult services" section, a listing which activists and state atto ...

Which Corporations are Buying Your Candidates?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100907-congress-tshirts.jpg"></a>The midterm election season is upon us, the first since the <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supc ...

Craigslist Attorneys Threaten Georgia Anti-Trafficking Activists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's Note: </strong></em><em>What is behind Craigslist's recent enigmatic, and dramatic, choice to replace (at least for now) its entire "adult serv ...

Wanted: A Strong Dose of Bipartisan Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"How good and pleasant it is when the people of God live together in unity" (Psalm 133:1). Yes, and how ugly it is when we don't. "How good and pleasant it is ...

Tim Tebow's Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad Brouhaha
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Is nothing sacred anymore?</p> Is nothing sacred anymore? With the exception of one Super Bowl in the '80s, I've generally looked at Super Bowl Sunday as an ex ...

Truth-telling and Responsibility in Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I have said that one <a href="../2009/07/02/three-moral-issues-of-healthcare/">important moral principle</a> for the health-care debate is truth-telling. I h ...

Am I a Pro-Cancer PC Thug?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/070206_sexism.jpg"></a>Okay, I may be a PC thug. I care less about good intentions Okay, I may be a PC t ...

The Demon Drink
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I was haunted by the King of Beers. I confess that I did a double take. At 65 mph I sidled u ...

Flexing Some Muscle
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler The Swedish appliance manufacturer ASKO dropped adve ...

It's a Wrap
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter You think ads are everywhere? You ain't seen nothing yet. You've probably seen a full- ...

Image Is...Well, Something
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Benetton's ads open eyes. Can they say lives? Travel the world over and American-generat ...

Unhooking Ourselves
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Kelly Breaking our deadly addiction to advertising. As an activist in the girls’ movement and father of t ...

When Advertising Is Obscene
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Monaco Calvin Klein Inc., no stranger to the racy or randy, has shocked America over the past decade with its persistent testing of ...

True Colors
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Johnson Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Child laborers, a human body stamped with an & ...