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The Limits of Military Power
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick Mulhaney I appreciated Rose Berger’s column (“Tackling the Unspeakable,” Feb­ruary 2009) and her interview with Jim Douglass about ...

Travels with Bruce Cockburn: Into the Soul of this World of Wonders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>There's roads and there's roads And they call, can't you hear it? Roads of the earth And roads of the spirit . . .</p> <p>- Bruce Cockburn's "Child of the Wind&quo ...

Jesus and the Children of Empire
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Jesus, who was a Palestinian Jew living under Roman occupation, preached a message that was anti-state and religious imperialism. Jesus, who was a Palestinian Jew living under Rom ...

The Collapse of Evangelicalism?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In the March 10 edition of <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em>, <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0310/p09s01-coop.html">Michael Spencer predicts "the coming evangelica ...

Gender, Genetics, and God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

"The difference between men and women," the humorist Dave Barry says, "is that, if given the choice between saving the life of an infant or catching a fly ball, a woman will automatically choose ...

Just Forgive
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Forgiveness is an act of will. Fake it until you make it. Lately, I’ve been wrestling with f ...

A Balanced View of Government
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Jesus and Justice Always Kiss: A Plea to Youth Pastors Making Out with Empire
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

That U.S. megaphone of amazing grace, Shane Claiborne, was recently moved to tears after witnessing a youth gathering in Australia. That U.S. megaphone of amazing grace, Shane Cla ...

Words about Silence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Haley Barton Key contemplative spirituality terms. SOLITUDE A time when we pull ourselves away from ...

Tackling the Unspeakable
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger On Jan. 20, the United States of America inaugurates its first African-American president and first Catholic vice presid ...

Seeing the Sacred
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Brown Taylor An excerpt from the book An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. No one longs for wh ...

Make a Joyful Silence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Haley Barton While Protestants traditionally emphasize the Word and words, many are learning to meet God in quiet contemplation. ...

Spiritual Journeys
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bronwen Jurado Sojourners’ recent interview with novelist Mary Doria Russell (“A Hardheaded Faith,” by Rose Marie Berger, November 2008) l ...

Remembering Merton on the 40th Anniversary of His Death
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

1968 was a year filled with tragic deaths, of young leaders lost. 1968 was a year filled with tragic deaths, of young leaders lost. In April, we reflected on 40 th anniversary ...

This World and the Next
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Classic books on science fiction and spirituality. Some—okay, a lot—of science fiction trea ...

Changeling and the Spirituality of Activism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081015-changeling.jpg"></a>Clint Eastwood's latest feature <a href="http://changelingmovie.net/">Chang ...

A Mandate for Action
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tony P. Hall Addressing the food crisis is a matter of political and spiritual will. The price of everything h ...

Sacred Materialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I have come to appreciate the strong connection in our tradition between spirituality and creation. As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I ...

To Give or Not to Give?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pondering the rights of the poor while in line at Dunkin' Donuts. It’s Sunday morning. ...

What I have Seen
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Hadduck I have seen that I must Confess to ignorance I do not know you, although I have loved you twenty years The lifting of you ...

Uncomfortable Words
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra We have returned now to what some churches call “ordinary time,” a designation more to do with the numbering of weeks th ...

Holding 9/11's Emotions Up to the Light of God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

All of us remember this day, where we were when we heard the news, our feelings, our fears. All of us remember this day, where we were when we heard the news, our feelings, our fe ...

The Creator of Life
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost are not three distinct seasons, but rather celebrations of and grapplings with three a ...

Fiscal Spirituality
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Serving God with your money, in boom times and bust. The past several months have been marked by ...

A Peculiar Hope
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Sometimes, Easter finds us. In 2005, on a spring trip to El Salvador, I wasn’t expecting to ...

Resistance and Survival
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra The books of Luke, Acts, and 1 Peter dominate the readings this month; Peter and Paul are key players. ...

All's Quiet on the God Front
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger "I have come to love the darkness." As a child, I was terrified of Good Friday and ...

Prayer of the Iris
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Tyx Like the iris in the side yard, I have stopped blooming. Dig me up, O Spirit, and split me; where I have grown calloused, br ...

Word on the Street
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra This month, as we enter the high season of the church year, the common lectionary offers an overwhelming number of bibl ...

Spirituality and the Media Arts
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Darren Hughes Even at a length of just under 100 pages, Ron Austin’s In a New Light: Spirituality and the Media Arts is four or five books ...

A Cure for Burnouts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Consequently, they "burn out." Ignorin ...

Forever Young
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 11:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr Understanding the true presence of Christ helps us become elders, not just elderly. If today we d ...

Looking Forward in Hope
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Guenther Whenever I read Luke’s account of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:25-38), I always picture a ...

A Simple Christmas
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

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

Sacred Creations
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia J. Strickland Laurel Rae Mathewson's article "Lord, What Shall I Eat? How Much Should I Weigh?" (July 2007) is a go ...

'To Live Is to Praise'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Are beauty and truth a luxury? Now we are in the season of storms. Supercells tower above th ...

God's Refining Love
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C. Last month's Hebrew Testame ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Maxed Out Maxed Out Danny Schechter's In Debt We Trust is a useful—and terrifying— ...

Living in the Presence of God
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. Themes of time and patience uni ...

A Pilgrimage of Song and Silence
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy MacDougall For many U.S. college students Taize-style worship offers a sanctuary of calm and community. At ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Encountering the Holy The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World, edited by Bob Abernethy, host ...

Reconnecting Spiritual Practice, Evangelism, and Justice
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 6:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tony Campolo Many Christians are questioning whether evangelicals care enough about trying to change the political and economic instituti ...

Called to be Prophets
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C. This month's readings bring ...

Sacred Ordinariness
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. "Ordinary time" in th ...

'The Fast I Choose'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaine Storkey What will we see if we view the global economy through the lens of faith? I've always foun ...

God's New Creation
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. Eastertide concludes in May wit ...

Spiritual Revolutionaries
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Ard Some activists possess a certain quality that's hard to put your finger on; you just know it when you see it. They are hopeful when the situation seems hopeless, they ...

Cinema Paradiso
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C. Passion Week is a popular time f ...

A Man of Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis My dad was always one to deflect attention from himself and give the glory to God. On the morning ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Going Deeper Going Deeper Richard Rohr, Daniel Berrigan, Edwina Gately, Walter Wink, Thomas K ...