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Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter St. Peter's B List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints by Ave Maria Press / Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbo ...

The City of God & The City of Cain
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Matthew Myer Boulton How taking it to the streets is changing theological education. MY FIRST GUIDED tour of ...

A Testimony of God's Grace and Love
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Leroy Barber Five principles for a lasting marriage. MARRIAGE IS A wonderful thing. Yet it seems to be taking ...

Urban Legends: Rethinking Inner-City Ministry
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Here is the most common myth that Christians mistakenly apply to urban areas: The Inner-City is Morally Bankrupt. I used to lead and organize inner-city mission trips. Churches, y ...

When Radical Welcome Gets Messy
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

It’s easier to guide the vision and mission of a church you start. It’s another thing to help a 135-year-old congregation reimagine what it means to be a downtown urban church in a world that has changed drama ...

Mission: Transformed
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Garcia The Street Psalms community pursues theology from below—and that changes everything about how "missionary" work ...

Daughters of Deborah: What is a Leader in the 21st Century?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"Deborah was a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge over Israel at that time. She held court under Deborah's palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. ...

Searching for Community in a Hyper-Mobile Culture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

My friend Joe told me the story of relocating his family to be part of a church that takes community seriously. My friend Joe told me the story of relocating his family to be part ...

Five Questions for Rev. Efrem Smith
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Bio: Author of The Hip-Hop Church; Senior pastor of Bio: Author of The Hip-Hop Chur ...

Listening for the Call to Service
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>After college I completed a year of service with <a href="http://www.publicallies.org/site/c.liKUL3PNLvF/b.3158921/k.D04A/New_York.htm">Public Allies New York,</a> an <a href= ...

How I Responded to Public Racial Mockery
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

A while back, I was in a situation where I was mocked publicly in front of 300-plus young leaders. There were racial overtones.</p> A while back, I was in a situation where ...

Miracle Shots: On the Court and on the Street
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I stayed up way too late in a Buffalo hotel room the other night, eating string cheese and Oscar Mayer salami from the convenience store across the parking lot, watching the tail end of the Connect ...

Addicted to the Streets
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neglected baby boy away from his crackhead mother and made him her own. Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neg ...

Audio: Adam Hamilton on How His Megachurch Does Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Pastor Adam Hamilton talks about how his <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2811">suburban megachurch</a> engages issues of social justice in the education system of their ...

Bad News and Good News for a Dream Deferred
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Remember Bobbie Williams, the tough but hopeful friend <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2525">we sent to truck-driving school back in May</a>? </p> ...

Family Values: Ministry or 'Just Life'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

I believe that every dedicated family following Jesus is a great instrument for the kingdom of God. A family serving together is a picture of God's love and grace. I believe ...

Dealing With Rejection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a mailing she brought home from work. The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a m ...

Called or Drawn to 'The Abandoned Places of Empire'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">see all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race</a>.]</p> [ see all posts in t ...

Fear and Fun on a Fellowship Field Trip
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've been on lots of roads trips, but none of them compare to <a href="http://www.thewalnuthillsfellowship.org/">The Walnut Hills Fellowship's</a> weekend journey to Chicago. ...

Seminary at Sing Sing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The months of May and June are always a special time for school commencements. The months of May and June are always a special time for school commencements. And, each year, I rea ...

Hard-to-Learn Love
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I won't even try to describe all of the maddening details of finding a HUD apartment for a homeless, no-income family that consists of a mother, five kids under the age of nine, and a nurturing fat ...

Making Their Mark: Interview with Mark Wallace, Youth Worker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

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Arrested for Feeding the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Unconscionable: adjective</p> <p>1. not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.</p> <p>2. not in accordance with what is just or reasonable: unconscionable behavior.</p> < ...

Keeping the Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>For as long as I can remember, I've ended my letters and e-mails with the encouragement "Keep the faith." I must have picked that up from my father, since he's the only person I kn ...

Inner-City Riches
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>We've gotten enough calls and e-mails from folks concerned about <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/im-an-idiot-by-bart-campolo.html">my state of mind</A&g ...

Fighting Recidivism with Resurrection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On Easter Sunday sermons about new life and transformation, resurrection and redemption abound. On Easter Sunday sermons about new life and transformation, resurrecti ...

Extremists for Love
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shane Claiborne Christian activist (and former high school prom king) Shane Claiborne spent his college years in the company of like-mind ...

Scared Crooked
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger Are in-your-face visits to prison the best we can do for 'troubled' teens? This spr ...

Late to Bed, Early to Rise, Keep the Faith and ORGANIZE!
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger Lisa Sullivan has set her heart on politicizing the hip-hop nation. Lisa Sullivan knows how to ...

Herding Butterflies
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Meeks What does it take to create community? A calm and tender manner isn't a bad place to start. ...

Pledging Allegiance to Our God
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Al Gallmon The ground of urban ministry. After reading Eldin Villafañe's Seek the Peace of the City , ...