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Culture War Cease-Fire
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins There's evidence that popular cinema is taking real life seriously. One day last fall, I w ...

Healing Presence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

During the past two years, I've traveled internationally quite extensively, focused on issues related to extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and war. During the ...

Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;article_mode=edit&amp;issue=soj1002&amp;article=video-about-paint-your-faith"></a>One of the reason ...

Paint Your Faith
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi A Toronto church wall speaks to the vibrancy of faith, thanks to the work of four aerosol artists. ...

Video About Paint Your Faith
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 3:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Against the gray of concrete and stone buildings, the vibrant colors of the Paint Your Faith mural on a wall of M ...

Poet Audio Recording and Interview
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi with Richard Hoffman Because I lay on my back as a boy in the grass of the small yard behind our ...

The Yes Men: Corporate Pranksters on a Mission
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Fans of gonzo political activism may remember the Yes Men's infamous stunt in which Andy Bichlbaum posed as a Dow Chemical spokesperson named Jude (patron saint of the impossible) Finisterra (ear ...

Israel Kicks Refugees Out of Their Tents
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://ryanrodrickbeiler.smugmug.com/gallery/9000011_7mJL3/1/#598715803_CuAwi-A-LB"></a>In most cases in Occupied Palestine at this point, Palestinian refugees live in U ...

Turning My Travels into Pilgrimages
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Recently, I've begun to think how I can reconnect with God by turning all my travels (including my everyday errands) into pilgrimages. In this quest, I am greatly aided by the Rev. Kurt Neilson, ...

Sojourners Magazine: We've Got a New Look!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners</em> magazine just had its first redesign in my seven years of working here, and all I can say is "wow," because I have a limited graphic-design vocabulary.</p> ...

Jim Wallis and Jon Stewart Get It Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis is one of the most talented interviewees I've ever known. He knows how to get substance, not just spin, into a sound byte, and he has an amazing ability to think on his feet. ...

Listen to it Loud
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

"Listen to it loud!" That was the advice that came with a disc of the new film, <em>I Bring What I Love,</em> about Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who has worked for social jus ...

Reflecting Eden in 'Nuestro Jard
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

For the first time in my life, I have a garden.</p> For the first time in my life, I have a garden. Well, to be clear, my wife and I have one. And our neighbors help ou ...

God is Not [and has never been] White: Biblical Post-colonial Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

"The Bible knows nothing about peace without justice," said that great prophet of joyful restorative justice, Desmond Tutu, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.</p> ...

In the Footsteps of Jesus?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Angels and Demons</em>, the movie inspired by Dan Brown's novel by the same title, has raked in nearly $190 million worldwide (with approximately $90 million in the U.S.) in only its secon ...

Poem: Through the Eyes of the Beholder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

This piece was written as a personal testimony as to how we can use scripture to liberate us from mental and physical bondage. Through the Eyes of the Beholder is dedicated to all of us who struggle with insec ...

From the Twittersphere: Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It was the cover that caught my attention. Rolling hills of farmland in lush green and yellow. So simple, yet so attractive. It was the cover that caught my attention. Rolling hil ...

U2's Sacred Pilgrimage: 'I Found Grace, It's All That I Found'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O0EQ5U?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001O0EQ5U">&l ...

New York Post Monkey Cartoon: Beyond the Pale
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

What?! Really... the editors of the <em>New York Post</em> thought this would work?</p> What?! Really... the editors of the New York Post thought this woul ...

Mobilizing Art Against Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, I read this quote by John Piper: "...the weeping of the saints at the loss of precious souls is, paradoxically, the weeping of joy in God." I believe that is what God wants for me and fo ...

My Advent Calendar: December 6
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> <p>When I opened the sixth window on the Advent calendar, a very traditional Christian picture greeted ...

Video: How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Credit Cards
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The word "plastic" means "anything which can be easily shaped or sculpted" (actually, an even older meaning is "sculptor") The word " ...

Make Something Money Can't Buy (Glue Gun Optional)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Since the early 1990s, a guerrilla campaign has been waged by ...

Celebrate 'Buy Nothing Day' with 'Make Something Day'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Americans head for the shopping malls for a ritual known as Black Friday, called such as it's a day when many retailers move from the red (losses) into th ...

A 'Call and Response' to End Modern Slavery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.callandresponse.com"></a></p> Last week two films were released that present propagandized visions of the Unite ...

And the #1 Threat to America: BEARS!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week was a busy one, getting the blog switched over from Beliefnet to our own Web site. Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a few bugs, but since we're over the hump I thought a little Friday fu ...

Word Become Fresh
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Finding God in theater. Prelude: Live theater first enraptured me with a burst through the ...

Where Your Treasure Is...
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger It's very complicated to have hope. Whenever I see a photograph by Sebastião Salgado, I ...

Bearing Witness
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge A journalist's portrait of a pandemic. Wearing a fierce gaze and his "HIV POSITIVE&qu ...

Googling Genocide
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kim Szeto The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth recently launched the Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative, starting with ...

Bewildered Am I
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Bewilderment is not momentary confusion. It is becoming fundamentally displaced. Every once ...

Restorative Circles
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Roger Brooks Two articles in the November 2006 issue overlook a powerful old means of communication that is being rediscovered—face-to-fac ...

Words! Camera! Democracy!
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Storytelling in the digital age. There are many ways to share a story. My favorites involve what ...

What to See
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Films to watch out for. In Dear Francis students from Dallas Baptist University, Swazil ...

Creating Reel Change
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donovan Jacobs Maybe a single film can't change the world, but put a social action campaign behind it and you have the seeds of a mov ...

The Digital Pipeline
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Who will control the stories we tell-and who gets to see them? Film in America—whether H ...

The Spirit of the Midwest
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum 'Prairie Home Companion' hits prime time. A national public radio network began ...

Art or Propaganda?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betty Spackman The difference between messaging the truth - and being messengers of the truth. Faith, accordin ...

Seeing The Holy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery-Fate Author Marilynne Robinson explores the sacredness of the everyday world. Marilynne Robinso ...

Choosing to Love
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Love binds and builds, heals and hallows, redeems and restores. Love binds and builds, heals and h ...

Botero
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An Artist Who 'Did Something.' Thank you for the insightful articl ...

Wings and a Prayer
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Russell These paintings were part of an exposition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was no ordinary exposition. ...

The Heart of Liberty
Originally Posted: 05/20/2011 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Betty LaDuke Mexico's tradition of revolutionary murals continues in Chiapas. Visitors to the highland co ...

Worth Noting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 8:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman In Image and Spirit, author and artist Karen Stone recounts comments she overheard in a modern art museum one November day ...

Acting Out
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The Motor City may never lack for drama, but until the Mosaic Youth Theatre came along there were few opportunities for ...

Literary Art
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jo Ann Heydron I avoid movies with car chases and wish more television heroes were not both handsome and single. In my reading, however, I ...

Creative Beauty
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Karen E. Aldrich THANK YOU, Don Michael Hudson, for an intelligent, well-thought-through article on the arts and the Christian's fre ...

Reggae to Rachmaninoff
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman For too long civic participation in the arts has been vie ...

Best Practices: Ambassadors of Art
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman For years activists have called attention to the plight o ...

Dangerous Art
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Virginia Maksymowicz Sometimes the best art isn't at all beautiful. AS A SCULPTOR, college professor, a ...