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How A Drunk Man Got Home One Christmas Eve
Originally Posted: 12/19/2014 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

I’d never seen a black person in my neighborhood. Many people in my neighborhood wouldn’t have welcomed a black person to their door. This was the 1960s. I was 6 years old, gro ...

Could Loaves and Fishes Change The Immigration Dilemma?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

What might happen if we were to look at the two goods of protection and hospitality not as competing goods in a world of scarcity, but as complimentary goods in a world of abundance? I think we might come up w ...

Cine-Monastic Disciplines
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Without conscious resistance, the flattened culture of entertainment globalization is going to continue to dominate. ...

Let's Talk About Food: Hospitality for Shy People
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

I thank my mother — a tall, reserved, possibly distant woman — for keeping me ignorant of such heartless behavior. And I thank her for giving me a lesson in hospitality by treating her hurting friends with suc ...

Texts of Terror and Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/15/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C JEREMIAH IS OUR uncomfortable and disco ...

Radical Welcome
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson As demographics shift and migration brings global Christianity to the church down the street, how will U.S. congr ...

A Glorious Mess
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Everyone can use guidelines—and repair manuals—for living in Christian community. ANYONE WHO LI ...

One Baptism, One Faith
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

John Klassen A recent agreement between U.S. churches marks important ecumenical progress. AFTER SEVEN YEARS ...

Discipleship and Strangers: A Cup of Cold Water
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

A cup of cold water is the minimal requirement for what the Scripture calls hospitality or in the original language, xenophilia — love of the stranger. Jesus says that whoever gives a cup of cold water to thes ...

Sikhs and Sacred Ground
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Amidst terror and confusion, Sikhs offered food and water to the growing crowd of police and news reporters outside the gurudwara as part of langar — the Sikh practice of feeding all visitors to the house of w ...

An Advent Reflection: Being a Hospitality House
Originally Posted: 12/19/2011 - 7:26am | Type: Blog

We’re a house of hospitality when we learn to wait, when we learn to open ourselves to grace, when we let love transform us, one relationship at a time. Before Leah and I moved to ...

A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 1:43pm | Type: SojoMail

November 17, 2011   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We want social ret ...

A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Our churches should swing their doors wide and greet the Occupiers with open arms, offering them sanctuary and a feast to say “thank you” for having the courage to take a sacred stand against injustice and ine ...

A Peacemakers Litany
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

Gracious Lord, Gracious Lord, We dream of a world free of poverty and oppression, we yearn for a world free of vengeance and violence, and a nation -- America -- that ...

Halloween and Jesus: A Reconciliation in the Dark
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 7:06am | Type: Blog

Two years ago, my then 10-year-old son celebrated his first Halloween. He'd arrived in the United States from Africa just a few months before, and as far as we could discern no such Oct. 31 holiday exists ...

Take a Walk on 9/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us are wondering how best to honor the many victims of that tragedy and its aftermath. As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 appro ...

A Tennessee Church Welcomes its Muslim Neighbors
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Rev. Steve Stone was just trying to be a good neighbor. Rev. Steve Stone was just trying to be a good neighbor. Two years ago, the pastor of Heartsong Church in Cordova, Tenne ...

10 Ways to Revive a Dying Church
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

You don't need a ton of proof to know that more and more churches are struggling to survive. It seems churches that are in this predicament have one of two options: revive or die ...

Good Friday: Praying in the Abyss
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

In Christian confession, Good Friday is the day of loss and defeat; Sunday is the day of recovery and victory. In Christian confession, Good Friday is the day of loss and defe ...

Flood of Refugees from Libya Pose New Opportunities for Welcoming the Stranger
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As the world is watching Libya, I am keeping close watch and prayers over the sea. As the world is watching Libya, I am keeping close watch and prayers over the sea. A recent he ...

Matthew Kelty and the Beauty of a Good Death
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95. His is an example of a good life and a good death. Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95 ...

Poverty Tourism Can Make Us Thankful
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The jolt in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/port-au-prince/" target="_blank">Port-au-Prince</a> herniated a disk in my lower back last month. The pain is making it hard to sle ...

Indiana Immigration: Hoosier Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and getting swept up in basketball-mania. I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and ...

The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp ...

Thanksgiving Alone is Not Lonely
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It had been a busy semester and the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I arrived back home from an exhausting American Academy of Religion meeting. It had been a busy semester and the Tu ...

Arizona Reveals a Struggle Beyond the Courtroom and the Ballot
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In light of recent events in Arizona, I propose we lead in our communities where national and global leaders lag behind on issues of human rights and love of neighbor. In ligh ...

Christian Anti-Logic and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/May-Day-Immigration-Rally-2010/12041094_aXpkQ#855594020_q5SQY"></a>The issue of illegal immigration in the United S ...

A Word from Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/04/21/arizonas-immigration-bill-is-a-social-and-racial-sin/">Jim Wallis</a> and Noe ...

Mennonite College Follows First Playing of National Anthem with St. Francis' Peace Prayer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

From the beginning, <a href="../2010/03/01/mennonite-college-will-now-play-national-anthem-before-sporting-events/">I opposed Goshen's landmark decision </a>to play the national anth ...

Dorothy Day: Unapologetic Radical, but no Marxist
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://store.sojo.net/product_p/icnp_dd.htm"></a>It was surprising to see Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/201 ...

50,000 Pesos for Jorge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> It's after dinner at Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Mexi ...

A Simple Christmas
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Ard Learning something new by buying nothing new. In the past, the bulk of my Christmas shopping has usua ...

Welcoming All
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ann Freeman Price Regarding the "Overheard" quote in the April 2007 issue: The continuing conversations in many denominations al ...

On Giving and Receiving
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Todd Billings How can Christian live out the commands of Mathew 25 - without the pity? "I was just at chu ...

Opening Heart and Home
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest Dorothy Day taught us the real meaning of hospitality by the way she lived day to day. ...

The First Cup Is for The Guest
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Holy leisure and radical hospitality are necessary components for surviving the vicissitudes of empire. ...

Welcoming the Stranger
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Christine Pohl What hospitality teaches us about justice. The centrality of hospitality to the social practi ...