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Author Phyllis Tickle Faces Death Just as She Enjoyed Life: ‘The Dying Is My Next Career’
Originally Posted: 05/22/2015 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Over the past generation, no one has written more deeply and spoken more widely about the contours of American faith and spirituality than Phyllis Tickle. Over the past generatio ...

Crossing the Globe in Search of Authentic ​Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 05/15/2015 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

They were clearly not interested in the political identity of white American evangelical leadership that has yet to seriously address issues of justice as central to Christian faith — issues like global econom ...

'Where's God When...?' 3 Authors Launch Tour to Talk Loss, Doubt, and Healing
Originally Posted: 05/14/2015 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Wm Paul Young, Reba Riley, and Christian Piatt are launching a two-stop tour in Seattle and Portland this weekend to help others hear and share their own stories of grief, heartbreak, and healing. ...

Question Everything About Your Faith
Originally Posted: 04/28/2015 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

The Christian faith has always been about God coming to save us in human form. The definitive characteristic of Christian faith is that it is rooted in a historic event. We are t ...

Five Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism
Originally Posted: 04/16/2015 - 6:46pm | Type: Blog

Buddhism has much to teach us about where we might take Christianity in the 21st century. Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past? This is a possibility that& ...

7 Reasons Christians Refuse Change
Originally Posted: 03/31/2015 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

How can some Christians exude such cruelty and ignorance while simultaneously claiming to follow Jesus — a humble man who was radically loving and ultimately died for sake of humanity? ...

When Christians Love Their Religion More Than Their God
Originally Posted: 03/16/2015 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Imagine if Christians introduced people to their God instead of their religion. Instead of promoting Christ, Christians often promote … their theology their culture ...

White Christians Now a Minority in 19 States
Originally Posted: 03/06/2015 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian country is rapidly becoming a fact for the history books. The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian coun ...

Nonviolence in the Face of ISIS?
Originally Posted: 03/04/2015 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

One thing is for sure: It’s impossible to argue for nonviolence using the violent logic of Empire. Those of us who are committed to the nonviolent way of Jesus simply can’t explain our conviction in terms that ...

The Public Private Life of Thomas Merton
Originally Posted: 01/07/2015 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher Pramuk 100 Years after his birth, the postmodern sensibilities of this Catholic author and monk kept new generations coming ...

Collateral Damage
Originally Posted: 01/06/2015 - 3:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beau Underwood Does Christianity have a future in Iraq?  THE U.S. AND other nations are increasingly aware th ...

When the Gospel Becomes a Product
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 5:48pm | Type: Blog

The gospel ought to consume us; instead we have turned it into a consumable. Some friends of mine took their 3-year-old daughter to a Starbucks coffee shop for the first time. ...

Why Every Christian Needs Doubt
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Doubt, I would argue, is that state of change that allows for the questions to continue and faith to grow. And as the husks of beliefs that were wrong, too small, or in other ways insufficient fall aside, they ...

Atheists Tweet More Often than Muslims, Jews, Christians, Study Shows
Originally Posted: 10/06/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

A new study of Twitter finds that self-identified religious users are more likely to tweet to members of their own faith than to members of a different one. The study examined people whose Twitter profiles ide ...

7 Ways I Would Do Christianity Differently
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

Faith is a journey, a Pilgrim’s Progress filled with mistakes, learning, humble interactions, and life-changing events. Here are a few things I would do differently if I could go back and start over ... ...

The Measure of a Christian
Originally Posted: 09/26/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

This identity as a beloved child of God extends past ideological differences in the world, to doctrinal differences in the church. I hate to be yet another critic (because it seems that this is what Christians ...

Atheists Want You to Sit Down for the Pledge of Allegiance
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Sit down and shut up. That’s the message of a campaign launched Sept. 8 by the  American Humanist Association , asking Americans to refrain from standing and reciting  the Pledge of Allegiance  until Congress removes the phrase “under God.” Th ...

What 'The Leftovers' Can Teach Us About Hope and the Christian Faith
Originally Posted: 08/20/2014 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

The Leftovers examines the deeper human and spiritual issues of what would happen were two percent of the population to suddenly disappear. It is powerful and beautiful and really hard to watch (especially Epi ...

Religion, in the Right Hands
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

It’s important that we always differentiate between religion and God. The two are distinct. God is always much bigger than any and all of our religions. I was privileged to attend ...

When This Is Why I Tell My Stories
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Press

July 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Preston Yancey ...

Theologian Couple Talk About Spirituality And Social Change
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 11:45am | Type: Press

August 6, 2014 Sojo in the News The Witness ...

Does God Hate Shrimp? When Biblical Citation Goes Awry
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Press

August 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Emily Filler ...

World War I at 100: New Books Examine the Battle of Beliefs Behind the 'Great War'
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All Wars.” History proves it was neither. Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All War ...

Why Did Jesus Come?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Press

July 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Dave Tritenbach ...

Atheist Or Believer? Frank Schaeffer Is A Bit Of Both
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 4:08pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Kimberly Winston ...

Moral Mondays' William Barber To Speak At WNC Festival
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 11:52am | Type: Press

June 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Carol Motsinger ...

The Church Has Been Left Behind
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

The church has been left behind — but friends, this is a good thing! We — the church — were left behind on the hill on that day of ascension, but we were not left to stand staring into the sky. ...

The Stubborn Persistence of 'Jew-Hatred'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee The term "anti-Semitism" hides an ugly history of racialized animus. THE SHOOTINGS ...

A Crash Course In Q
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Press

May 9, 2014 Sojo in the News John Murdock ...

Supreme Court Prayer Ruling May Spur New Alliances
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian prayers at public meetings dealt a body blow to atheist organizations. This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian pray ...

American Christians Pledge Solidarity With Persecuted Christians In Egypt, Iraq And Syria
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:57am | Type: Press

May 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Nina Shea ...

Christian Leaders Stand In Solidarity With Imperiled Religious Communities
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Press

May 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jeffrey Walton ...

What Type of God Do You Believe In?
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

It's easy to manipulate God to fit our own agendas, to use religion to rationalize our actions, to wield spirituality as a weapon, and manipulate theology to rationalize our sins. ...

A Different Kind Of Spring Training
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 9:49am | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Anti-Poverty Efforts Need A Biblical Answer, But It's Not Socialism, Says AEI Panel
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Press

April 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

What Do Our Beliefs Say About Us?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

If our beliefs contribute to or result in violence, we may need to reconsider our beliefs. What do your beliefs say about you? Like many people, I was troubled when I heard about ...

The Risen Christ: A Call To Conversion
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Press

April 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

According to the Bible, You Might Be a Christian If …
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

To be human is to be imperfect, and although we shouldn’t glorify sin or purposefully live in sin, we need to be careful about labeling others at “heretics,” “unbelievers,” and “sinners.” Because in reality, c ...

Brian D. McLaren To Present At Canisius College
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:58am | Type: Press

April 9, 2014 Sojo in the News The Sun News ...

The Joy Of Forgiveness And The Seven Deadly Sins
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:01pm | Type: Press

March 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Attendees: They Came, They Saw, They Said...
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:11pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News The Tidings ...

Hate Won't Win
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Did Jesus Pray to Allah?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan McAnnally-Linz Miroslav Volf Several nations have recently banned non-Muslims fro ...

What Caring Looks Like
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

I believe that love requires honesty. As Christians, we are told to love the world, which includes being honest with the world. But truth without care isn’t love. It’s an easy, trendy way to feel good about ou ...

Salty Speech
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 1:53pm | Type: Press

March 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Ervin Stutzman ...

Salty Speech
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 1:53pm | Type: Press

March 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Ervin Stutzman ...

The Fast I Choose: Fasting And The Mission Of The Prophetic Voice
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Press

March 25, 2014 Sojo in the News John Gromek ...

Jesus Is A None: 5 Things Christians Need To Know About The "Nones"
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Press

March 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

Chris Thompson: Look Deeper Into Lent Than Just 'Give-Ups'
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 11:41am | Type: Press

March 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Chris Thompson ...

Cynthia Bourgeault -- "Sojourners" Interview
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

February 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Christopher Page ...