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Pope Francis Apologizes for Persecution of Pentecostals
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina, and Italy in the southern town of Caserta on Monday. ...

Let's Tell the Truth About This International Madness
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

(bombing, God's Politics, Hamas, instability, international crisis, isis, Israel, MH17, Palestine, ... bombing,Hamas,instability,international crisis,isis,Israel,MH17,Palestine,Russia,syrian state,Terrorism,Ukraine,Violence,vladmir putin ...

Nursing Home Evangelism: Preaching at the Last ‘Bus Stop to Eternity’
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Welcome to the world of nursing home evangelism, where teams of lay evangelists target senior citizens for one last chance in this life for glory in the next. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Rh ...

Gown of Grief: The Collection’s Songs of Mourning and Celebration
Originally Posted: 07/23/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

The Christians that remain relevant in our world have invested in the Kingdom here, now, and all around us, and they don’t shove tracts that guarantee afterlife fantasies in our faces on the same street corner ...

Harassing the Drones
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

“The final perversion,” she concluded, “is the reversal of who is the real victim here: the commander of a military base whose drones kill innocent people halfway around the world, or those innocent people the ...

Wild Goose Festival Invites Christian Transformation
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Bruce Elliott ...

#FFFF: Emily Dause
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 4:21pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Zach Hoag ...

10 Religious Leaders Take A Stab At The True Meaning Of Wisdom
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Antonia Blumberg ...

The Good Samaritan Goes Global
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Press

July 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Just What Is The Common Good?
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

July 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jeff Aupperle ...

Writers Have An Opportunity To Get Published In Anthology
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News San Diego Writers, Ink ...

Learn From Me
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Anthony De Cristofaro ...

World War I at 100: New Books Examine the Battle of Beliefs Behind the 'Great War'
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All Wars.” History proves it was neither. Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All War ...

Female Bishops In The UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed For The Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 4:59pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Pope Francis Appeals for Peace with Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

As Israel continued its ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, Pope Francis urged Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to end the spiraling conflict. ...

Why Did Jesus Come?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Press

July 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Dave Tritenbach ...

What I Said To Syrian Refugee Women
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:39pm | Type: Press

July 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Lynne Hybels ...

The Clickbait Bible: New Testament
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Ephesians: Can You Find All the Run-on Sentences in this Classic Book? Philippians: How To Build Your Endurance Using This Neat Old Trick. Colossians: You’ll Never Believe What God Looks Like! ...

Doubly Called: Living (and Accepting) Life as Mom & Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

I've always been one who feels guilty easily, so being a mom and a pastor—and a Lutheran—comes naturally to me. It's silly really, but there are ample opportunities to feel guilty in two of the singu ...

Hidden Pictures
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

As a child, I thought the only good part of going to the doctor’s office was getting to read the "Highlights" magazine in the waiting room. The "Hidden Pictures" page was my favorite. You‘v ...

How Would Jesus Vote?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

We’d all love to claim Jesus for our team, but in doing so, we can safely assume that Jesus actually would wriggle free from such limitations. While it would be comforting to validate ourselves by claiming Jes ...

Women Bishops in the UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

The historic Synod vote in York on Monday reminds us that all of our gifts will be needed for the full exercise of the common good I met my wife, Joy Carroll, at Greenbelt, a summ ...

In 'The Devilers' Comic Book, Exorcists Convene to Stop Hell from Breaking Loose
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

There’s never a better time for a bunch of holy avengers than when all hell actually breaks loose. There’s never a better time for a bunch of holy avengers than when all hell actu ...

California Judge Rules the Death Penalty Unconstitutional
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

A U.S. District Court judge declared the death penalty "unconstitutional" in the State of California. A U.S. District Court judge declared the death penalty "uncons ...

'The Children Come': A New Hymn on the Exodus of Children from Central America to the U.S. Border
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

This new hymn is inspired by the crisis in Central America that has caused over 70,000 children to take the dangerous journey to the United States in recent months. This new hymn ...

Americans View Jews, Christians Warmly; Atheists, Muslims Get Cold Shoulder
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers. A new Pew Research survey f ...

Waiting for the Music
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

The attention that comes from being lost in the space, the time, the sound, in one another, grounds me like none other. I am waiting for the music to return — the sonorous graces ...

Church of England Kicks the Devil Out of Baptism Rite
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

While Christians waited to learn whether the Church of England would approve the consecration of women bishops, the church’s governing body — the General Synod — quietly voted to drop all future references to ...

Vatican Editor Says England’s Female Bishops Vote 'Complicates' Relations
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. The Church o ...

8 Things the Church Needs to Say
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

If Christians stopped bickering about church, presenting sex as a first-order concern, telling other people how to lead their lives, and lending our name to minor-league politicians, what would we have to say? ...

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey Supports Assisted Suicide Bill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

Three leading Anglicans have entered an explosive debate about whether it is permissible for Christians to allow doctors in England and Wales to administer lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients give ...

Pope Francis Raises Eyebrows by Saying Pedophile Priests Include 'Bishops and Cardinals'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis has provoked a debate within the Catholic Church after being quoted as saying that one in 50 Catholic clerics is a pedophile. Pope Francis has provoked a debate withi ...

Church of England Approves Women Bishops in Historic Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” to women bishops. After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday ...

Silence for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

I met Dr. Iva Beranek the summer of 2004, during the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Pilgrimage for Reconciliation journey through Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia. Having come of age in Vukovina, just outside of the Croatian capital city of Zagreb, during ...

You’re Wearing a Cape. Really.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

Have you ever daydreamed about being a superhero? About being a person who can use your powers to help others, protect others, save others? Have you wished that you could be a superhero? You already are. ...

Christians Worship a Child Who Fled Violence in His Home Country
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

This summer, many Americans are watching in helpless horror as more than 52,000 children fleeing violence stream over our southern border. This summer, many Americans are watchin ...

Why Are Evangelicals Supporting Immigration Reform? Q&A with Filmmaker Linda Midgett
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Immigration Table commissioned the documentary “The Stranger” to foster evangelical support for immigration reform. The Evangelical Immigration Table commissioned ...

Bowe Bergdahl and the Voice of War
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

We can choose not to listen to war, and act on this choice. During my recent visit to Gangjeong, on Jeju Island, South Korea, where a protest community has struggled for years to ...

Religious Leaders Petition Congress to Support Immigrant Children
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Religious leaders urged President Obama and Congress to provide funding for legal assistance to unaccompanied migrant children who are in U.S. custody after fleeing violence, murder, and extortion abroad. ...

Utah to Appeal Gay Marriage Case to Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

The Utah attorney general announced Wednesday that he will go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge an appellate ruling that declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. ...

Church of England Set to Vote on Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops. CANTERBURY, England — Women’s rights ac ...

VIDEO: The Good News Club
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 1:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Why is the Good News Club threatening children with hellfire and damnation? In public schools acr ...

Have Churches Become Too Shallow?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

This is what happens when we ignore God — or simply try to make God more marketable: Jesus becomes a product. The Gospel becomes a promotional tool. Parishioners become customers. Pastors become celebrities. S ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The Disposable Project by Raul Guerrero / Jesus Was a Migrant by Deirdre Cornell / The New Black by Yoruba Richen / How to B ...

George Clooney Slams Story of In-law Rift Over Religion
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

George Clooney, whose love life has been well-chronicled through the years on red carpets and in paparazzi shots, rarely addresses details about his personal relationships. George ...

Silence: A Path to Action
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

What does one take to a three-day silent retreat? Apparently a lot of noise. I had such a hard time packing for my weekend away — cramming my bag with a stack of contemplative pra ...

See the First-Ever 'Papal High-five'
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A mee ...

A National Shame
Originally Posted: 08/19/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

(Ruby) was 17, I was arrested as part of demonstrations in Lowndes County, Ala., in the Southern freedom ...

The Momentum of Peace
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gopar Tapkida Christians and Muslims in Nigeria suppot interfaith efforts for reconciliation. THE VIOLENCE AN ...

August 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:01pm | Type: Product

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