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Losing Religion at College?
Originally Posted: 08/08/2014 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

You don’t need a doctoral degree to think higher education leads people away from organized religion. That’s been common wisdom for decades. Now, a sociologist’s new generational study upends that thinking. ...

Richard Dawkins: Atheism’s Asset or Liability?
Originally Posted: 08/08/2014 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

It was 2006’s “The God Delusion” that many credit with sparking a growing interest in atheism in the U.S. Along with best-selling books by the other members of the “Four Horsemen” of atheism—the late Christoph ...

The View from Africa
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

Seeing life so big and so real in this cradle of civilization was just what we needed — and it all felt so far away from Washington, D.C. Sabbath should change our perspective and restore us again. ...

War Is Abortion: Pro-Life Christians Should Care About Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

July 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Brian Gorman ...

Imam Mujahid Congratulates Rabbi Saperstein
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Press

July 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Council for a Parliament of the Worl ...

When This Is Why I Tell My Stories
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Press

July 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Preston Yancey ...

Why I Accept Mark Driscoll's Apology ... And You Should Too
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

Well, we’ve just concluded another week in American evangelicalism. Which is to say, we’ve witnessed another Mark Driscoll blunder. Well, we’ve just concluded another week in Amer ...

Five Reasons Progressive Christians Secretly Love Mark Driscoll
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Anyone who reads my stuff with some regularity probably already knows that Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll isn’t exactly on my speed dial list, and I’m probably not in his. From his misogynistic quips to his he ...

Should Pastors Complain About Their Salaries?
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 3:00pm | Type: Press

August 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Kelsey Dallas ...

Conversation And Slowing Down
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 1:30pm | Type: Press

July 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Chris Smith ...

Theologian Couple Talk About Spirituality And Social Change
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 11:45am | Type: Press

August 6, 2014 Sojo in the News The Witness ...

Does God Hate Shrimp? When Biblical Citation Goes Awry
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Press

August 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Emily Filler ...

Second American Ebola Patient Arrives in US
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States on Tuesday, making a brief refueling stop in Bangor, Maine, en route to Atlanta and Emory Uni ...

'Silence Is Betrayal:' Speaking Out for Peace
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

1:17, which instructs us to, "learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend ... face." As a Christian I march because of verses like Isaiah 1:17, which instructs us to, "learn ... Isaiah 1:17, which instructs us to, "learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend ...

A 'Discipleship of Equals'
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 11:46am | Type: Magazine Article

tells us to “let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector” (18:17). While this may sound ...

Seven Questions for Kelly and Peter Shenk Koontz
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Peter and Kelly Shenk Koontz know the difficulties and joys of peacebuilding in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

Catholic Sisters Are Redefining Leadership
Originally Posted: 08/20/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger True power is energy that bears fruit. A new model of leadership that’s been refined in the ...

A Theology of Interfaith Cooperation
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel We can work with others even while disagreeing on significant issues. SUMMER IS READNG time and th ...

Smiles from the Inside
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels The Za'atari refugee camp is the fourth largest city in Jordan. I'M DREAMING. Ten youn ...

Bonhoeffer's Harlem Renaissance
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Reggie L. Williams Excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance, by Reggie L. Williams ...

Taking the Long Road Home
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. IVP Books. HERE’S WHAT Slow Ch ...

An Ambiguous Political Prophet
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Colamosca The Kennan Diaries. W. W. Norton & Company. THE KENNAN DIARIES , carefully edited by Fr ...

Possible Grace
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Calvary is a rare and beautiful film, one that tells the truth, or at least asks for it honestly. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Accidental Theologians by Elizabeth A. Dreyer / Extending the Table by Mennonite Central Committee / Overrated by Eugene Cho ...

The Evolution of Cody ChesnuTT
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Storbakken Following a musician's journey through the rough and the redeemed. PRIOR TO MY conversi ...

Being a Neighbor
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

We get only so many days. Only so many chances to embrace someone you love and tell them how you really feel. Only so many chances to remind someone of the many ways they are remarkable. ...

Gay, Christian, and … Celibate: The Changing Face of the Homosexuality Debate
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

When Julie Rodgers came out as a lesbian at age 17 ... Julie Rodgers came out as a lesbian at age 17, her mom responded by taking her to an ex-gay ministry ... Faith and Spirituality, Life and Peace) When Julie Rodgers came out as a lesbian at age 17, her ...

'Boots on the Ground'
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick Elder Seth Kershner As military recruiters gain a foothold in Christian school ...

On Scripture: Our Dysfunctional Families
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Before I knew God, I knew Joseph. Before I knew God, I knew Joseph. If you grew up in the 80s, like I did, there’s a decent chance that your earliest knowledge of Joseph’s stor ...

Between Iraq and a Hard Place
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright U.S. intervention has been the problem in Iraq, not the solution. THE DEEPENING CRISIS grippi ...

September/October 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Product

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Mommy, Minister, and Unmarried: Single Mothers in the Pulpit
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birthday and the tick-tock of her biological clock was getting hard to i ...

September/October 2014 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:33pm | Type: Product

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Ground Operation
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Bethany Spicher Schonberg Through farming, veterans across the country tend to the soil—and the wounds of war. ...

A Summit for Change
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "When I claim to be a Christian, it should be a radical statement." IN JUNE, SOJOURNERS ...

September-October 2014
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Issue

September, 2014 - October, 2014 Ground Operation September ...

Russell Moore on Sex (Answers to the Questions You Didn't Ask)
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Issues of the kind that belong on the therapist's couch are the kinds of topics that frequently crowd the inbox of Russell Moore, who recently marked his first anniversary as the Southern Baptist Conventi ...

Lessons from the World's Loneliest Whale
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

We send out our words and hope that someone will hear them and sing back to us. We send our words over the water ... and listen ... and hope. In the northern Pacific Ocean, there ...

Until We See Their Faces
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God calls us to love and show compassion to the stranger, particularly those who suffer. But first, they must become real to us. And there is nothing more viscerally real, per ...

CCCU Names First Woman As President Following Controversial Firing Of Previous Leader
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 5:01pm | Type: Press

July 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Rabbi David Saperstein Nominated To Be US Ambassador For Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

July 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Kay Campbell ...

Behind #WeAreN: 'If One Group Is Marked, We're All Marked'
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

A Muslim movement that says, “We are all Christians,” is subversive in the most daring of ways. It taunts the Islamic State and says to suffering neighbors, “Doctrine aside, we see your humanity. You should no ...

The Loophole That Allows Domestic Abusers to Have Guns
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Across the country, dangerous people with records of domestic violence, stalking, and aggression have no legal restriction keeping them from obtaining guns. Across the country, d ...

Turkish Official: Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

Many Turkish women were doubled over with laughter Tuesday after their country’s deputy leader said in a speech assailing “moral corruption” that women should not laugh in public and should not talk on their m ...

I Need Feminism Because ...
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

In a perfect world, women can choose to be whomever they want. But there is not yet a country on earth in which that is actually true. That is why we need feminism. So, #womenagai ...

Jobless Kabul and the Works of War
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

As the U.S. cobbles together justifications for its ongoing, foolhardy war in Afghanistan, glimmers of hope persist in small communities. Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peac ...

SNAP's Clergy Abuse Victims Mark 25 Years and Eye New Targets
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy molesting children were still new and relatively few. Most were mi ...

Meriam Ibrahim, Finally Freed from Sudan, Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous interna ...

Doctor from Samaritan's Purse Catches Lethal Ebola Virus
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in Africa is now taking a toll on doctors and health care workers battling the deadly disease, including two Americans. An E ...

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. ...