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From the Archives: April 1992
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Wink The Myth of Redemptive Violence VIOLENCE is the ethos of our times. It is the spirituality of the ...

Why My Family Says 'No' to the Santa Claus Myth
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

We have chosen to say “no” to Santa based on our faith, our understanding of social psychology, and commitment to economic justice. A few weeks ago a well-meaning adult asked my y ...

Subverting the Myth
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Marty Troyer A pastor's experiment in unmasking white privilege. I MET PASTORS Harvey, Alton, Charles, a ...

Fields of Faith and Doubt
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Baseball as a Road to God. Gotham Books. IN MY MEMORY from nearly 50 years ago, the great pitcher ...

Hellfire from Above
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Holt More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. Obama, technology, and the myth of redemptive violence. ...

Time to Start Talking
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins There is an overwhelming need for publicly compelling conversation about violence, guns, and the role of entertainment med ...

The Myth of Mitt Romney’s Evangelical Problem
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by everyone from The New Yorker to The Huffington Post to The Daily Beast. The national media have perpetuated this narrative throughout the electi ...

Take From Me These Myths: A Prayer
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

Good and gracious God: Today, like the rest of the world, when I woke I wrapped myself in myths. They are comfortable and warming in what can seem like such a cold world. Yes, they are old and worn but they ...

The Hometown Blues
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

Jesus had the blues. He had the hometown blues. So, rejected, he fled his hometown. Then he sent his apostles out into the world proclaiming peace, healing the sick and the lame, and prepared to face the sam ...

Rick Perry Must Apologize
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

Governor Perry should take the ad down, apologize both to President Obama and the American people, ask God for forgiveness and make amends for perpetuating polarization and disharmony in the body of Christ. ...

Love and Marriage: A Kardashian Cautionary Tale
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

It’s tempting for us to scoff at Kris and Kim’s downfall, but the reality is that their marriage failed at least in part because of our society’s views of nuptial bliss. That makes us all implicitly responsibl ...

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:53pm | Type: Blog

We are looking for 1,000 pastors to debunk a myth based on the political assertion that government doesn't have any responsibility to poor people. We are looking for 1,000 p ...

Recipes for Resistance: Cooking With GMOs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become more prevalent, so do protests against them. As genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become more prevalent, so do protests against ...

The Fair Sentencing Act: A (Small) Step Towards Making Things Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, prison, race, and justice (or the lack thereof).</p> I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, pr ...

How Christian is Tea Party Libertarianism?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The insurgent Tea Party and its Libertarian philosophy is a political phenomenon, not a religious one. The insurgent Tea Party and its Libertarian philosophy is a political phenom ...

What is the Gospel?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last week at her blog, <a href="http://rachelheldevans.com/gospel" target="_blank">Rachel Held Evans</a> proposed the question "What is the Gospel?" She received s ...

The Myth of Out-of-Control Border Violence
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#855525806_h5Bmr"></a>My beloved city, Phoenix, is making a fantastic ...

I Am Emergent and I Don't Fit the Stereotype
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>article "<a href="http://www ...

Presidents' Plans and Precedents for Peace in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#599051510_WL6dK"></a>Several sources have recommended <a href="http://mediamatt ...

War is Ugly, God is Good: What I Learned from the Truth Commission on Conscience in War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I can't imagine a better way to lament the 7<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the war in Iraq than by spending it with Iraq veterans who are horrified by the war and courageously speaking out again ...

Regulating Wily Predators in Ecosystems and Economies
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> I've been obsessing about coyotes. A breedin ...

Black History Month Syndrome
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://edwardg.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/black-history-month278x2001.jpg"></a>I've kind of avoided the topic of Black History Month this year until now, almost th ...

Elizabeth Warren and Goliath
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> I had a most instructive conversation this week wit ...

What is God? An Interview with Jacob Needleman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In <a href="http://www.jacobneedleman.com">Jacob Needleman</a>'s newest book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1585427403?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-2 ...

Why N.T. Wright is Wrong About Social Media
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

The Out of Ur blog recently posted a <a href="http://www.outofur.com/archives/2009/11/ur_video_nt_wri.html" target="_blank">video of N.T. Wright</a> going off on the dangers of ...

Debunking the Beauty Myth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Naomi Wolf, author of <a href="http://naomiwolf.org/the-beauty-myth-book/"><em>The Beauty Myth,</em></a> discusses how images fueled by consumerism are used against women. ...

Why Celebrate Columbus Day?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

From the journal of Christopher Columbus:</p> From the journal of Christopher Columbus: In all the world, there is no better people nor better country. They love their ...

Notorious Arizona Sheriff has Federal Immigration Enforcement Role Revoked
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Living in Maricopa County, Arizona, we are used to seeing our <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/12/action-alert-victory-department-of-justice-to-investigate-arizona-sheriffs-racial-profiling/" ...

Stopping Anti-Immigrant Violence at its Ideological Roots
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

November 8, 2009 will mark the one-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcello Lucero's brutal murder at the hands of seven high school teens in the infamously anti-immigrant Suffolk County, ...

The Coen Brothers Get 'Serious'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Recenly, I had a bad day. Epically bad.</p> <p>I ran out of cash.</p> <p>I lost my credit card.</p> <p>I missed my flight.</p> ...

Ken Burns' National Parks: An Unnatural Wilderness
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Last week Ken Burns unleashed his new series on America's national parks, subtitled "America's Best Idea." The cinematography is incredible and Ken Burns is known as a progressive thinker. ...

The Truth about Immigrants and Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/08/10/who-lit-the-fire-under-the-right-wing-populists-against-healthcare-reform/" href="../2009/08/10/who-lit-the-fire-under-the-right-wing-populists-ag ...

Health-Care Reform: Check the Facts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

If you have paid attention to the health-care reform debate at all, you know that there is a lot of bad information out there. If you have paid attention to the health-care reform ...

My Experience of U.S. Health Care as a Recent Immigrant (Part II)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I have friends in the UK who are doctors, men and women who work in intense, busy careers. Like many salaried positions, things get exponentially better the longer you're in the system. ...

Health Care is a Human Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), article 25 paragraph 1 says: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, i ...

An Evangelical Who Doesn't Like Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to watch Sarah Palin's farewell address while pumping away on the elliptical machine. I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to ...

Taking the Bible Seriously, but not Always Literally
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Throughout history, individuals and institutions have cited the Bible to support injustices, such as "holy war" against infidels, the subjection of women, racism and slavery, and the abuse of homos ...

Two Myths About North Korea, Iran, and Disarmament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Anyone watching the news over the past couple of months will have noticed a flurry of action from two of the nations in former President Bush's infamous "Axis of Evil." North Korea tested a long ...

The Myth of Holy War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I, like <a href="../2009/05/22/was-iraq-a-holy-war/">Aaron Taylor</a> before me, noticed the <a href="http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_9217"><em>G ...

I Do Not Want to Be Tolerated or Included
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Interestingly enough, people sometimes get surprised and/or offended when they hear me say that I do not want to be tolerated or included. Interestingly enough, people sometime ...

Mother's Peace Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>Arise, all women who have hearts! Whether your baptism be of water or of tears! Arise, all women who have hearts! Whether your baptism be of water o ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...