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A Spirituality of Solitude
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Marking the centennial of pacifist poet William Stafford Miles of yellow wheat bend; the ...

Not Afraid of the Dark
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The Coens realize that sometimes, of course, comedy is bleak. But the point of gargoyles is to remind us that sacred and p ...

In 'David and Goliath,' Gladwell Provides Fresh Perspective on the Underdog
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

In the same clear, concise style that made his other books so intriguing, Gladwell challenges yet another widespread assumption — that being the underdog tends to make one an underdog forevermore. ...

Sojo Authors Have the Right Stuff for Under Your Tree
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Consider these 2013 books from Sojourners magazine staff and contributors.   Bible & Theology Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation ,  by Reta Halteman F ...

Pax on Both Their Houses
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. North Atlantic Books. ...

Brothers in Faith and Defiance
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Dohnanyi also kept information on Nazi actions, known as the “Zossen Files,” in a safe on an Army base 20 ...

Cowboys, Indians, and Reconciliation?
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together. Herald Press ...

Two World-Class Libraries Launch Online Archive of Ancient Scriptures
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Two of the world’s great libraries — the Vatican Library in Rome and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University — have scanned and loaded the first of 1.5 million pages of ancient Hebrew, Greek, and early Chris ...

Meet Sally Lloyd-Jones, the Most Successful Christian Author You’ve Never Heard of
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

How do you get kids to read one of the world’s oldest books? Ask Sally Lloyd-Jones, whose The Jesus Storybook Bible recently passed the critical mark of one million copies sold. H ...

Can God Take a Tweet? 'The Twible' Delivers Holy Writ with Twitter Wit
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

“G.” Thus, the Ten Commandments passage in Exodus 20:1-17 becomes: “G’s Top Ten List: No gods, ...

Alternative Seasonal Reading
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 5:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books that can be interesting, grounding, and inspiring companions for a complicated time of year. ...

A Pilgrimage Not of Her Choosing
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 5:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Debbie McLeod Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic. Knopf. I CAN’T WRITE a completely unbiased, academic revie ...

Works of Economic Fiction
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 5:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The Fatherless series (book one and two). FaithWords. JAMES DOBSON and Kurt Bruner get thr ...

Faith and the Executioner
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 5:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty. Liturgical Press. IN ...

Digging
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 5:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Ferich Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship, edited by Laurel Dykstra ...

What Happens When We Accept Our Own Mortality?
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

20s, she had trouble committing to a new love. And yet, like her parents, she repeatedly picked herself ...

Malcolm Gladwell on His Return to Faith While Writing 'David and Goliath'
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

Author Malcolm Gladwell may not be known for writing on religion. His New York Times best-selling books “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers,” “Blink” and “What the Dog Saw” deal with the unexpected twists in social ...

The Mythical World of Tom Clancy
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Read more from our review of the first five Clancy novels, A Clearly Present Danger, in the Sojourners magazine archives. The books of Tom Clancy, who passed away this week, cont ...

Coloring in Oppression
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemary Radford Ruether Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and its Relevance Today. Strategic Book Publishing. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

is the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative, which funded research in more than 20 countries. PCRI ...

Beyond One-Sided Either/Or Christianity
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

We live in a church context where so many embrace unbiblical either/or understandings of Christianity: Either evangelism or social action, either inward journey or outward journey. And on and on. ...

The Book Every Christian Needs to Read This Fall
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

Whether it was Schaeffer's intention or not (and I suspect on some level it was), he has created a character who represents everything that disturbs many progressive Christians about fundamentalist, evang ...

The Unsilenced Voice of Seamus Heaney
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

In [the poem's] few words, Seamus Heaney told me a lifetime about his spirituality and beliefs, history, and hopes. But it was the act of his offering me the precious poem that said even more about the si ...

'Zealot:' How Reza Aslan Constructed a False Jesus
Originally Posted: 08/19/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

[Aslan] constantly picks and chooses which verses from the Bible he uses to support his claim that Jesus was a warrior messiah whose goal was to violently overthrow the Roman and religious establishment. ...

3 Reasons I Really Did Not Like Michael Pollan's Newest, 'Cooked'
Originally Posted: 08/16/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

I really did not like Michael Pollan's newest offering, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Here are three reasons why. I really did not like Michael Pollan's ...

Church Gardening As Peacemaking Ministry
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

of the earliest and most successful church gardens, 20 miles north of Chapel Hill. But Bahnson, a Duke Divinity ...

Wives Find Renewed Faith After Husbands ‘Visit’ Heaven
Originally Posted: 08/06/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

Eva Piper considered herself a shallow Christian until the accident that revitalized her faith and turned her Baptist pastor husband, Don Piper, into the best-selling author of “90 Minutes in Heaven.” “It wa ...

Donna Schaper’s Grace at The Table is Gracious and Delicious
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Human beings seem to come with certain built-in spiritual inclinations, and gratitude is chief among them. Human beings seem to come with certain built-in spiritual inclinations, ...

Noted author at Aspen Chapel this Wednesday
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Press

June 24, 2013 Sojo in the News The Aspen Times ...

Internationally-known social justice advocate, author speaks at Aspen Chapel
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Press

June 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Staff Reporter ...

Jim Wallis of Sojourners - Followup Interview with the Denver Forum
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2013 Sojo in the News The Denver Forum ...

Would Jesus Love Ayn Rand Economics?
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Rev. Howard Bess ...

Giving Tree
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

If I were a tree I would like to be A giving tree. Editor ’ s Note : The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written for his fellow t ...

10 Decisions You Can Make to Change the World
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Press

June 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

We Interrupt This Family for Baseball Season
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Press

May 31, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Is That All There Is?
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

June 4, 2013 Sojo in the News George Mitrovich ...

Marks
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Editor’s Note: The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written while he was living in Africa and reading The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi. Editor ’ ...

The Jim Wallis Interview: What Abe Lincoln, C.S. Lewis, Narnia and Puddleglum can teach us about the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 9:23am | Type: Press

May 30, 2013 Sojo in the News David Crumm ...

Topsy turvy discussion about the poor in America
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Press

May 24, 2013 Sojo in the News James George ...

Partisan politics derails the nation
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:48pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Paris ... http://www.parispi.net/articles/2013/05/20/opinion/editorials/doc519a41dc49075780663442.txt More people need ...

Ever the Prophet, Never the King
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Press

May 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Josh Good ...

Religion, politics and the common good
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

May 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Minnesota Public Radio ...

Common Good: Is Little League Baseball the Answer?
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Wayne Baker ...

Jim Wallis, Frank Wolf Discuss How Politics Can Serve the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 10:00am | Type: Press

May 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Author Jim Wallis says faith, not politics, is solution to fix cynical nation
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 10:09am | Type: Press

May 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Smietana ...

Theologian and Bestselling Author Jim Wallis Discusses New Book
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 1:31pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Craig Fahle ...

The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Press

May 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Joanne Boyer ...

Jim Wallis, bestselling author, preacher, holds two Denver-area events
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Electa Draper ...

Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Tavis Smiley ...

Michael Gerson: Elevated by the common good
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

May 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Gerson ...