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Reflections Along the Way of Terminal Illness
Originally Posted: 05/09/2013 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

“IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING” was written the day we learned that Katie’s incurable Leiomyosarcoma had taken a turn for the worse. In memory of Katherine (“Katie”) Elizabeth Slaikeu Nolan. ...

Vitriol Infests Rick Warren Family’s Grief
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

A shocking number are taking the moment of media attention to lash out at Warren on their digital tom-toms. The attacks are aimed both at him personally and at his Christian message. ...

8 Lessons Learned as a Pastor and Mother
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/13/8-lessons-learned-as-a-pastor-and-mother/" target="_self"></a>I love this photo. Exemplified in this photo is where my life as ...

The King's Speech: MLK and Tucson
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In his role as prophet to the nation, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/" target="_blank">Martin Luther King Jr. In his role as pro ...

Faith in the Park51 Muslim Community Center
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Faith cannot exist without doubt. The lack of certainty enables us to engage in the holy, human endeavor of believing when we do not have empirical proof. Faith cannot exist witho ...

Gulf Apocalypse: Don't Watch This Video
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<h1><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 13px;">Conservationist John L. Wathen a.k.a. Conservationist John L. Wathen a.k.a. "Hurricane Creek C ...

A Day in the Life of Phoenix
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong>8:00 a.m.</strong> 8:00 a.m. Arizona is a great state. And Arizona is a great state. And they are on the right track with the law they passed. Y ...

Tragic Anniversaries and Embodying Resurrection Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This week is a confluence of anniversaries. April 7 was the 16<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda where more than 800,000 died in a few days. This wee ...

A Sojourner Goes Home: In Memory of a 'Cherished Pastor and Rebellious Saint'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As our nation mourns the untimely death of the King of Pop, I am grieving over the death of a lesser know man: a man whom many will never know, but whose mark on the world is significant. Two weeks ag ...

Brian McLaren: Sorrow Can Make Us Better, Not Bitter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

When tragedies like the Virginia Tech massacre occur, we all share certain questions.</p> <p>Why did this happen? How could this happen? Should anyone be blamed? Should someone be punished?</p&g ...

Epistles of Grief
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Linda Monk Thank you for publishing Dan Charles’ hymn to the life of Nelson Good (“Everything He Touched Turned to Community,” December 2005). I’m one of those people who benefi ...

Shepherds in the Dark Night
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mirabai Starr Spiritual leaders gently guide bereaved souls through the holy land of grief and loss. ...

Grieving as Sacred Space
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr How these anxious and ambiguous days might offer up the most holy of gifts. "They sat the ...

We All Have to Die
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter But does it have to COST SO MUCH!? Cheryl Grossman and her husband used to laugh together about a ...

Reclaiming Our Rites
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The power of ministering to the bereaved. As someone who’s had several deaths in my family, I can ...

To Triumph Over Despair
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pam Fickenscher It is often assumed that younger people have no respect for their elders and even less reverence for history. ...