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A Pledge of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 9:58am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors This pledge, which draws on one used by Mahatma Gandhi's independence campaign in India, was used in the U.S. civil righ ...

Finding God in the Depths of Silence
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 9:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr Real interior silence, not just the absence of noise, is a foundational spiritual discipline. So why are we so resistant to ...

Lent (or Why I Need a Break from the 'Like' Button)
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

If our default is to ask life’s big questions on Twitter before we offer them in prayer, then someone other than God is in control. If we "Like" what someone is doing on Facebook before we recognize ...

Why We Fast
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

In February of 2009, when I tried a month-long Ramadan fast for the book Flunking Sainthood, I felt like a failure for most of the month. In February of 2009, when I tried a month ...

Waiting to Exhale
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani The apostle writes his letter to folks who are feeling anxious, worried, insecure, and unsettled. They don’t know what t ...

Awakening Creativity in Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | 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 ...

Are Books a Thing of the Past?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 Zhao ! | more info (via: Wylio)Sales of printed books are down 9 percent this year, supplanted in part by digital versions on Kindles, Nooks, and even iPhone apps. ...

Bringing the Church Together for Justice
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

After having spoken at the Greenbelt Festival in England a number of times now, we at the Center for Action and Contemplation always hoped and planned that we create a similar festival for spiritualit ...

Graduates: Boast Gladly in Your Weaknesses
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

[<strong>Editors' note: </strong><em>This blog post is taken from a commencement address Nadia Bolz-Weber delivered for the graduates of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley ...

How To Prepare for Turbulent Times
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Change happens in our lives whether we like it or not so we must learn how to mold our lives so that we bend, rather than break, in the midst of change. Change happens in our live ...

Can Mindfulness Be Tweeted?
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

I attended a basketball game this winter at the University of Maryland, accompanied by an intern at my workplace, a man in his twenties. I attended a basketball game this winter ...

Remember Death -- It Can Help You Live
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>Watching the unfolding tragedy in Japan of course has me reflecting on the past fourteen months in Haiti since the earthquake there. Watching the unfolding tragedy in ...

Praying and Fasting in the New Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The holiday season is a season of feasting and of celebration. Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a ...

Telling Stories True: An Interview with Sara Zarr
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>Kirkus Reviews</em> calls Sara Zarr's third young adult novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316036048?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&amp;linkCode=xm2 ...

Logging On Differently for Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

Our experience of the world is increasingly mediated through intricate matrices of Internet networks. Our experience of the world is increasingly mediated through intricate matric ...

A Lenten Experiment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In January last year, Mr. Neff and I began a Lenten experiment. We wanted to see if we could eat adequate amounts of tasty and nutritious food on a food-stamp budget. We also wanted to see what we mig ...