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14 Things the Church Needs to Do in 2014
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

New Year's resolutions however are not just for people. I believe that there are 14 things that the church needs to do in 2014, if the church is to thrive, grow, and be relevant in the 21st century. ...

Saving Faith
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

For many, including myself, the past few weeks have been discouraging, given the state of our politics and culture and what many vulnerable people across the country are experiencing. But despite the frustrati ...

If You Build It, Mean It
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Sometimes I think that "contemporary" or "alternative" services function more like cages in a liturgical zoo rather than a means to encourage participation in the life of a congregation. In ...

Government Shutdown May Drive More Young Christians Away From GOP
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

Introducing The Emerging Voices Project: One Vision. Many Voices.
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

Today, Sojourners in launching a new project called Emerging Voices, and it’s one of the most exciting things I have been involved with for a long time. It aims to mentor, develop, and promote the most dynamic ...

Young Snake Handlers Grasp the Power of Faith
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

Hamblin, 21, pastor of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., is part of a new generation of serpent-handling Christians who are revitalizing a century-old faith tradition in Tennessee. ...

Christopher Hitchens, Diana Butler Bass and the Third Great Awakening
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

We are not a church or a denomination after all; we are the Greater Body of Christ, or so we claim. And while institutions incline themselves toward permanence, the Body is ever-changing. While the buildings c ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday Nov. 10, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A (usually) twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojo ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land Discuss Evangelicals and 2012 Elections
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Tonight, Sojourners and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are co-sponsoring an event to discuss religion and the 2012 elections. Rev. Wallis and Dr. Tonight, Sojourner ...

The "Atonement-Only" Gospel
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

I really enjoyed the "debate" I had Thursday night with Al Mohler , president of Southern Baptist Seminary, at my own seminary alma mater, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in the northern suburb ...

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever ...