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A Call to Transform Politics
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

November 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Christians....Does God Want You To Be A Democrat or Republican?
Originally Posted: 10/30/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Press

October 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Jerrell ...

Is California Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

Religious groups are battling the state of California over whether employee health insurance plans require them to pay for abortions and some forms of contraception that some find immoral. So is the state forcing churches to pay for abortions? It dep ...

The Measure of a Christian
Originally Posted: 09/26/2014 - 1:29pm | 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 ...

What 'Normal Politicians' Should Look Like
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

We can do better. We can be like Aung San Suu Kyi. The 2014 election-year posturing forces me back to November, 2010, when a living parable walked into freedom after 15 years of ...

The View from Africa
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

Seeing life so big and so real in this cradle of civilization was just what we needed — and it all felt so far away from Washington, D.C. Sabbath should change our perspective and restore us again. ...

The Headlong Retreat into Childhood Partisanship
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When I was a child, I lived in a black-and-white world of all-this or all-that. When I was a child, I lived in a black-and-white world of all-this or all-that. Humankind meant ...

#FFFF: Emily Dause
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Zach Hoag ...

The Good Samaritan Goes Global
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Strength In Numbers: The Power Of Community Organizing
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:16pm | Type: Press

July 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Ana Garcia-Ashley ...

8 Things the Church Needs to Say
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 12:58pm | Type: Blog

If Christians stopped bickering about church, presenting sex as a first-order concern, telling other people how to lead their lives, and lending our name to minor-league politicians, what would we have to say? ...

Do You Know How to Two Step?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

The danger of the two-step is it moves society one place forward while propelling citizens one move backward. America knows how to two-step. 50 years later, poverty is s ...

The Biblical Case for Limiting Money in Politics
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

It is in the context of gross, growing inequality of income and political power that we must wrestle with our question of whether allowing unlimited political donations is morally desirable or unacceptable. ...

How Soccer Differs from the World of Partisan Politics
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

After the final whistle ended a hard-fought World Cup match, Brazilian star David Luiz consoled Colombian star James Rodriguez. After the final whistle ended a hard-fought World C ...

Meet the 'Evangelical' Catholics Who Are Remaking the GOP
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

In today’s Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories. How many voters know that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bu ...

Happy Birthday, Prostate Cancer, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

As I enter this new year, I am recalling again, as I often have during this past year, how much life, and those whom God has put in my life, are so ultimately and absolutely valuable and sacred to me. So I vow ...

Reframing Failure
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about failure. I’ve recently been thinking a lot about failure. Not my failures, though I suspect we could come up with a few. No, I’ve thi ...

The Stunning Resurgence Of Progressive Christianity
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Press

June 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Brandeis Raushenbush ...

Man On A Mission
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Press

June 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Molly Worthen ...

You've Got To Hear This Preacher
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Ben Wikler ...

My Kingston--Michael Alexander Blake
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 10:56am | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News The Jamaica Observer ...

Pastorgraphs: "The Heart Of A Sojourner"
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 10:49am | Type: Press

May 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Bill Jenkins ...

The Age Of Evangelicalism, By Steven P. Miller
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:52pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Edward Blum ...

We Are In A Crisis -- A Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:48pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News The Rev. Dr. William Barber II ...

In the Wake of Haiyan's Wrath
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR After long delays in relief operations, rebuilding in the Philippines slowly continues. ...

Jesus' Most Basic Command
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Carli ...

The Impact Of Cafeteria Religion On Political Engagement
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Wear ...

Bringing Back The Religious Left
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:26pm | Type: Press

May 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Gene Veith ...

The Political Future Of Religious Progressives
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:17pm | Type: Press

May 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Thomas Reese ...

That Pesky Word 'Evangelical'
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 8:59am | Type: Press

April 22, 2014 Sojo in the News David Gushee ...

The Politics of Palm Sunday
Originally Posted: 04/10/2014 - 8:30pm | Type: Blog

Make no mistake: the Gospel is political. Make no mistake: the Gospel is political. Politics refers to “the affairs of the city” and “influencing other people on a civic or in ...

A Crash Course: Australia, Refugees, and the Politics of Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

The church in Australia is showing signs of being a Calvary-like-love political alternative when it comes to refugees. Here’s a crash course to understand what’s happening in Aust ...

Studying Interfaith Leadership
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 9:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel This may be a field whose time has come. CAN YOU GO to school to become an interfaith leader? An i ...

A Watershed Moment
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers In the face of ecocide, the choice before us is stark: discipleship or denial. OUR HISTORY IS incr ...

For the Love of God, Love Others
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

As we try to follow Jesus and grow in our Christian faith, it's time we honestly evaluate the motivations behind our faith. How do our culture, upbringing, experiences, desires, and hundreds of other fact ...

So Long, Jerry Falwell: Reconsidering Evangelical Public Engagement
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Lempke ...

A Bridge Too Far? Not Likely.
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's only New Jersey. So fugetaboutit. SINCE THE 2014 election could be the most decisive ...

Long Elusive Immigration Reform Faces Narrow Path Forward In Congress
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Naureen Khan ...

Kansas, Arizona Bills Reflect National Fight Over Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Gay rights are colliding with religious rights in states like Arizona and Kansas as the national debate over gay marriage morphs into a fight over the dividing line between religious liberty and anti-gay discr ...

Transcript For Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson On Deromanticizing The Civil Rights Movement And Rediscovering Its Humanity
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Krista Tippett ...

The (Anti)Gospel of Francis Underwood
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Will you trample over others or will you empty yourself, taking the very nature of a servant? In short, will you choose the way of Frances Underwood or the way of Jesus Christ? ...

The Power of None
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

What does surprise me is our failure to see that affiliation with a traditional, God-centered religion is no longer the primary way that many Americans express their deeply rooted need for faith. ...

A New Way of Being 'Pro-Choice'
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

Beyond commonplace decisions are those personal, communal, and national selections that will have an impact on our lives years from now. “I knew from the beginning that as a wom ...

AUDIO: The "I Am Not A Bully" Gabfest
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Press

January 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Emily Bazelon ...

Faith Leaders Wrestle Over Growing Support for Marijuana
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

Sunday’s Super Bowl was dubbed by some as the “pot bowl,” as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks hail from the two states where fans can soon get marijuana as easily as they can get pizza. ...

The Gospel According to George McGovern
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert G. Duffett The peacemaking bomber pilot (and son of the evangelical church) offers a model political vision for young Christians t ...

The Seven Best Articles You'll Regret Missing from 2013
Originally Posted: 12/26/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

It’s the end of the year and, as always, a great time to reflect on what has happened over the past 12 months. It’s the end of the year and, as always, a great time to reflect on ...

The Missing Middle: Three Expressions Of Christ I'm Yearning To See In Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Ed Stetzer ...

Fasting for Families and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

I was grateful to be at the beginning of the Fast for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making an incredible sacrifice to remind our leaders what is really at stake in the ...

What Do We Mean By 'Putting Christ Back in Christmas'?
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

As a person who would say that Jesus is the most important thing in my life, who has devoted my life to the service of God’s Kingdom, and spends all of my waking moments trying be faithful to that devotion, I ...