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Stopped Cold By A Pepsi Can
Originally Posted: 08/21/2014 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

Maybe it’s a reminder that we have to leave the safe harbor in order to visit new places and chart a new course for ourselves and others. That whenever we try something new, we’re going to be awful at it at fi ...

The Expectation Deficit
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper The civil right of equal opportunity never ensured the human right of equal access. RECENT ...

Problems with Christian Contemporary Music: An Interview with Trey Pearson of 'Everyday Sunday'
Originally Posted: 08/30/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

No offense to the artists that are ruling Christian music, but it's just not at the peak of the creative music spectrum. It almost never is. It always feels behind, and that's because the gatekeepers ...

God Loves a Holy Mess
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Biblical writers suggest that God loves a holy mess. They compare God’s creative spirit to a strong wind, and we all know what happens when a powerful wind blows through our windows or through our lives — ever ...

Take a Stand
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Curt Devine 8 ways to stand against human trafficking. PRAY for freedom for the 27 million people enslave ...

The Battle is Joined
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We can see in our mind's eye all the generations to come, and so we know why we fight. ALL ...

Lessons from Caine’s Arcade: The Vital Joy of Making Things
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

But maybe Caine’s story strikes us because in him we see the embodiment of something we’d like to think the American people still are, but haven’t seen in evidence much anymore. I ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Jon Stewart compares Easter and Passover, The Lion King surpasses The Phantom of the Opera in sales, Central Africa's only all-black symphony gaining attention, Rube Goldberg machine sets new world record ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

The exit poll stats are in from the 10 GOP primaries on Super Tuesday . According to the report, “Gingrich won a plurality of voters who fart during shoeshines and Santorum performed very well among voters who have crocheted a toilet seat cover.” Rea ...

The SojoMusic Interview: Denison Witmer, 'Creating Space Where Truth Can Move'
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

When Witmer’s latest tour brought him through Washington, D.C. last month, I caught up with him backstage before his gig at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Singer-songwriter ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

The Guardian reframes the story of the “ Three Little Pigs ” as if it were a modern breaking news story, complete with social media updates and developing news blogs. [ io9 ] INFORGAPH: If you find yourself listening to Andr ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

First doggy Bo Obama welcomes you to the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll. [ White House ] New world record has been set: longest paper airplane throw charts in at more than 226 feet. [ I Am Bored ] While everyone’s busy trying ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

Film director and writer extraordinaire Wes Anderson ( Royal Tenenbaums ) takes his hand at directing television ads. Take a look at his latest venture for Hyundai Azera, which ran during this year’s Academy Awards. [ /Film ] Monkeys ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 8:10pm | Type: Blog

Over the Rhine's husband/wife duo talks music and life together, old CDs are turned into remarkable animal sculptures, Chipotle takes new strides toward humane practices, a spark of fun in family pictures ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

Improv Everywhere celebrates its tenth anniversary by remixing and remastering some of its best sketches. The highlights from Puppy Bowl VIII are in (look out for the MVP)! Bon Iver puts on an incredible SNL p ...

Tripp Hudgins' First Thoughts: SOPA and the Wisdom of Creative Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 11:24pm | Type: Blog

"Wisdom wants to be free. As a Christian, I believe there is actually some theology to this....Wisdom is a woman and she stands at the gates of the city and she cries out to the people, 'Be free. Be ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

TV's award winning comedy 30 Rock debuts tonight, create your own remixes with Mono's customer appreciation page, discover hidden features on the iPhone, Hostess nears bankruptcy, GOOD's new soc ...

1,000 Photos of the 99 Percent
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

When you hear the phrase “the 99 percent,” many different images and ideas come to mind. Popular news media and have labeled the protesters in various ways, portraying much of the occupy movement in a rather negative manner.   That’s why Brooklyn pho ...

Links of Awesomeness: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 10:19pm | Type: Blog

Jesus Toast! A vicar beatboxes the Nativity Story. Butter shortages wreak havoc on Norway. Ten out of Tenn gives away its new Christmas album. Knit some dim sum for your cat. Iconoclastic Hasidic-reggae master ...

Quilting an End to AIDS
Originally Posted: 12/01/2011 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

In honor of World AIDS Day today, Jim Wallis added his square to the quilt, and I added one too. It’s easy, it’s meaningful, and even though you can’t wrap up in it, it still gives a little warmth. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Humor and Art at Occupy Events Humor and Art at Occupy Events The twitter tag @Occupyme has Occupy Wall Street supporters sharing pick up lines for protestors. " ...

Awakening Creativity in Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Each moment is pregnant with new possibilities waiting to be born, alive with new beginnings, God's secrets not yet heard, God's dreams not yet fulfilled. Each moment is ...

Audio Reading and Interview with David Denny
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi David Denny David Denny teaches English at De Anza College in Cupertino, C ...

Re-Rooting Ourselves in God
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Being vessels of that perfect love that casts out fear. With many more Americans struggling to pa ...

Making a New Heaven and Earth
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Do it yourself—and also with others. In our increasingly globalized world, many of us don’t need ...

The Creator of Life
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost are not three distinct seasons, but rather celebrations of and grapplings with three a ...

Looking Forward in Hope
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Guenther Whenever I read Luke’s account of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:25-38), I always picture a ...

Knit Local, Act Global
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Stitching for Social (and personal) change. Knitting is hip. Subversive, even. Take knitting ...

'There is No Love Unless There is Imagination' (Andre Tchelistcheff)
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen Gunton She left with her sack of stones and one dying rose, fragrant as Pinot Noir. She left ...

Power of Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B for November. As a community of faith, the ...

Seeing The Holy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

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