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To a Dying Church: Continue to Tell the Sacred Story
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

I remember warmly how you shared with me from an ancient letter that faith, hope, and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love. Dear friend, The diagnoses ar ...

Part I: Remembering That Out of Death Comes Life
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

No matter how many questions I ask, how many stories I listen to, how many fragments of bones I see, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand how in just one hundred days, close to one million people were ...

Artist Statement: About the 'On Pilgrimage' Series
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

On pilgrimage, I’ve learned that experiencing the brokenness of the world leads to a greater sense of internal healing. As I’ve begun to find healing in these paradoxical stories, my hope is that together we w ...

'12 Years a Slave' Creates 'New Space for Antebellum Storytelling'
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave sits within and outside the Hollywood fantasy of antebellum life. Since the production of  The Birth of a Nation , Hollywood has lived with the ...

Our Obsession With Violence and the Stories You’re Not Supposed to Hear
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 8:27am | Type: Blog

We do grave harm to these regions and the people within them when we fail to highlight these gritty, subversive, and everyday movements of hope in the midst of conflict. As followers of the great Reconciler, w ...

Finding Grace in Reality TV
Originally Posted: 06/08/2013 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Watch Neale Bayly Rides: Peru, on Speed Channel starting Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET, and follow the adventure at NealeBaylyRides.com. Look for follow up articles from James as the show progresses. ...

The Stories We All Could Tell
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long,” laments Pablo Neruda, a line recited in a particularly poignant moment of Stories We Tell. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long,”  ...

Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

This is the beautiful side of breaking the silence. And as more advocates plant signposts in the church’s swamp of sexual violence, the muddiest waters are beginning to recede. ...

From Kenya, Bearing Testimony and Honoring Story
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

We have come to Kenya to hear our brothers and sisters bear witness to the ways environmental degradation and recent changes in the climate are harming them. Their testimony is disturbing and compelling. Their ...

Jens Lekman: Why You Should Check out Swedish Indie Pop
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

Jens Lekman performs at the 9:30 club in Washington, D.C. Here's a review! Jens Lekman is a storyteller. Wait, Jens who? How do you pronounce that? Jens (pronounced ...

Public Radio makes 'The Invisible Visible'
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Earlier this month, the public radio show This American Life held a wide-scale live event in New York City. I attended the two-hour event via satellite in Washington, D.C. Like its weekly radio broadcast, the ...

Women, Storytelling, and Activism Merge at MAKERS
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

MAKERS is a documentary project where dozens of short reflections and dreams are gathered to promote the ways a diverse collection of women are transforming the planet into a more holistic and habitable place. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

President Obama helps an eighth-grader shoot a "Marshmallow Air Cannon" at the White House Science Fair. Watch art come to life with a little fire. Banksy art spotted on the streets of New Orleans. J ...

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West's 'Poverty Tour'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West just wrapped up their 18-city "Poverty Tour." The aim of their trip, which traversed through Wisconsin, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and th ...

Harry Potter and Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Seeking justice for the oppressed. Working to end the connection of child slavery to chocolate. Helping heal a devastated Haiti. Seeking justice for the oppressed. Working to end ...

Flipped: A Film Review
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100908-flipped.jpg"></a>A lot of contemporary movies picture American suburban life as banal, hypocritical, and morally bankrupt -- a deceitf ...

'Breaking Bread and Barriers': Storytelling Connects Personal Immigration Experiences with Scripture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Here's a glimpse into what's happening around the country on immigration reform:</p> Here's a glimpse into what's happening around the country on immigra ...

Travels with Bruce Cockburn: Into the Soul of this World of Wonders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | 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 ...

Preachers, Poets, and Storytellers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> <p>July 4 weekend! Now this is a holiday! We won't have another one until Labor Day, but that doesn� ...