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Improving Our Safety Net
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher N. Breiseth Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn't Going Broke and How Expanding It will Help Us All. The New ...

Escaping The Bonds Of Privilege
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ethics at Mercer University, is author of 20 books on Christian ethics. (book review, Books, ...

'The Road to Character' Misses Grace
Originally Posted: 04/23/2015 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

In Brooks' moral universe, there are many pathways all leading to individual development. Morality doesn’t work that way. Virtue is worth thinking about. We should think, car ...

When 'Saving the World' Hurts
Originally Posted: 04/21/2015 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

What began as Jonathan’s eager and well-intentioned trip slowly and painfully morphed into a constricted and disillusioning journey of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual anguish. ...

Reclaiming the Prophetic Edge
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Herring The Radical King by Martin Luther King Jr., edited by Cornel West.  “WE ARE AT the moment when o ...

Excerpt: Something Transcendent
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering by Rosemarie Freeney Harding  Rosemarie Freeney Harding describes the reaction of her friend—Albany, Georgia-based civil right ...

What Matters Most?
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande  EARLY IN Being Mortal , su ...

Conquering A Great Divide
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Magazine Article

C. Christopher Smith This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith. Conve ...

A Rooted Gospel
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Baker Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center. IVP Books.  ...

Parenting and Resistance
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie Riegle It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing Into Rebellious Motherhood. OR Books.  ...

How to 'Defy the World:' An Interview with 'Wanted' Author Chris Hoke
Originally Posted: 02/05/2015 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

This book is imbued with dignity, prayer, and an understanding that relationships require forgiveness, on both sides. Wanted is a beautiful reflection on what the life of faith looks like in action. ...

Saints and Nomads
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jenna Barnett Lila: A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  MARILYNNE ROBINSON’S Lila is the love story we t ...

Fueled By Faith, Not Fear
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Liuan Huska Doing Good Without Giving Up: Sustaining Social Action in a World That's Hard to Change. IVP Books.  ...

New Hopes and Old Realities in the Catholic Church
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle A. Gonzalez Francis of Rome and Francis of Assisi: A New Springtime for the Church. Orbis Book.  LEO ...

Recharting Our Course
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 1:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Caton How Maps Change Things. Woodlake.  USERS OF MAPS—that’s all of us—may suppose that what we see is ...

Tell Me A Story
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 1:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Short Stories by Jesus. HarperOne.  PREACHERS, politicians, and other public speakers know that a ...

Staying Connected in Later Years
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older. Vanderbilt University Press.  ...

Reviving the Flame
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Herring Black Prophetic Fire. Beacon Press.  CORNEL WEST and Christa Buschendorf have collaborated to bring forth a powerful look at the visionary legacies of 19th- and 20 ...

Wisdom and Discontent
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick F. O' Connell Diverse books mark the 100th birthday of the great mystic and writer Thomas Merton.  ...

Disarming Our Speech
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Christine A. Scheller I Beg to Differ: Navigating Difficult Conversations With Truth and Love. IVP Books.  PO ...

Incubating Peaceful Revolution
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie G. Riegle Pursuing the Spiritual Roots of Protest. Cascade Books.  IN NOVEMBER 1964, as the long Col ...

Good News About Smart Giving
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A Path Appears. Knopf Publishing.  IT’S EASY to lose heart when tackling the painful challenges w ...

3 Reasons I Didn't Give Up on the Bible
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The more I studied the “perfect” word of God, the more I expected that doctrine would become clear and consistent, the authors exemplary, and the stories contain distinct and readily discernible meanings. ...

Disquiet Time: How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

The book of Revelation and I have a complicated relationship. We flirted a little bit, back in high school, at least until it got me kicked out of church. I was asked to contribu ...

Interview: Marilynne Robinson on the Language of Faith in Writing
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

What are you afraid of? That’s what Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson asks writers who shy away from writing about faith. What are you afraid of? That’s what Pulitz ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/06/2014 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Paternal Insights edited by Anderson Campbell / Sing Freedom by Robert F. Darden / In Between by finelinefilms.org / More th ...

Full-Body Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Forgive Us, by Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah.  THE CRY OF the church to the world should be “Forgive us.” At a time when the American ...

Life After A Death
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 1:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Pilgrimage through Loss: Pathways to Strength and Renewal after the Death of a Child, by Linda Lawrence Hunt. Westminster J ...

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

diplomat-intellectual of the 20th century. Born in 1904 (he died in 2005) Kennan, a Milwaukee native, grew up ... with his prodigious analytical skills, it would be the foundation of his brilliant career. After 20 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Reign of Terror
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie G. Riegle Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom. W.W. Norton and Company. AMID ...

A Handbook for Justice
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. IVP Books. FAITH-ROOT ...

Sins of Omission
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Moon Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing. The Crossroad Publishi ...

Darren Aronofsky Adapts Another Flood Story... Sort Of!
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Press

June 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Chattaway ...

What If You Never Prayed Again?
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

Aric Clark, Nick Larson, and Doug Hagler, also known online as Two Friars and a Fool, host conversations on their blog and podcast about theology and spiritual practice, sexuality, and popular culture. They re ...

Rev. Otis Moss Captures Movie Based Sermons In His New Book
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Chicago Crusader ...

'Kosher Lust': Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Says It's More Important Than Love
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, spiritual counselor to Michael Jackson, onetime Republican candidate for Congress, and author of the best-selling “Kosher Sex” and “Kosher Jesus,” has a new book for Jews and n ...

The God-Believing Atheist: A Q&A with Frank Schaeffer
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

One phrase comes to mind, time and again, when I think of Frank Schaeffer: “THINK AGAIN.” Any time I think I have a handle on things theological, he seems to find the thread, hanging from the edges, and gives ...

‘Foreword Reviews’ Names Book Of The Year Finalists
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Christine Johnson ...

Not a 'Women's Issue'
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Gerhardt The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and GIrls, by Elizabeth Gerhardt ...

The Price of Conscience
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

to the guardhouse. Following a brief court-martial, they were found guilty and sentenced to 20 years. Two weeks ... as pneumonia—the common designation for the “Spanish” influenza (part of the global flu pandemic of 1918-20 ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Just Jesus by Walter Wink with Steven Berry / On "Strangers No Longer" by Paulist Press / Eve by Angélique Kidjo / ...

Coloring the Story
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ben Sutter Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith. Herald Press. THE GRAPHIC NOVEL  Radical Jesus , edit ...

Bringing the Word to Life
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation. Herald Press. ONE YEAR MY small group decided to ha ...

The Harvest of Fidelity
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger This Day: New & Collected Sabbath Poems. Counterpoint. THE STILL, ATTENTIVE, affectiona ...

Literary LEO 2014
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News LEO Weekly ...

The Social Contract In A Dignitarian Society
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

March 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Robert Fuller ...