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Speculative Fiction, the Church, and Hope
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

So NPR just released the results of their survey for the "Top 100 Science-fiction and Fantasy Books." It's a great list with some of my all-time favorite books on it (although I disagree with ...

A Gospel Takeover
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, by Scot McKnight. Zondervan. MY FIRST YEAR at North Park Universit ...

Is a Boycott of Murdoch and News Corp. Possible?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

is Hurst was an avid Socialist or Progressive that lived the early part of the 20th Century. As I ... difference is Hurst was an avid Socialist or Progressive that lived the early part of the 20th Century. ...

On My Bookshelf: The 10 Books I Always Reach For
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Teaching: Past and Present Catholic Social Documents of the 20th century: Rerum Novarum, Vatican II, ... Social Documents of the 20th century: Rerum Novarum, Vatican II, Strangers no Longer, et al. Love ...

The Harry Potter Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2007 Laura Askelin | more info (via: Wylio)Though I like a rousing round of ave maria's as much as the next person, the past few centuries of church prayer trends have eschewed Latin in f ...

Are Books a Thing of the Past?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 Zhao ! | more info (via: Wylio)Sales of printed books are down 9 percent this year, supplanted in part by digital versions on Kindles, Nooks, and even iPhone apps. ...

Shane Claiborne on Rupert Murdoch, Zondervan, and Empire
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2009 World Economic Forum | more info (via: Wylio)Most people know now that Rupert Murdoch presides over the News Corp media empire, and that he is fighting for his reputation after being ...

Good Intentions Gone Bad
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Lauren F. Winner reviews The Furnace of Affliction: Prison and Religion in Antebellum America, by Jennifer Graber. UNC P ...

The Art of Dying
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery Fate One man searches for balance between family and solitude, nature and technology. I have bee ...

Where Her Heart Is
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Humanitarian, award winning actress, and best-selling author Ashley Judd reflects on her faith and "true calling" - ...

More Great Summer Reading Ideas
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/15/more-great-summer-reading-ideas/" target="_self"></a>In addition to my summer reading recommendations from the other day, I nee ...

My Summer Reading Recommendations
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Here are a few books I've been reading and would like to recommend to you for the coming summer:</p> Here are a few books I've been reading and would like to re ...

Bridging the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:21am | Type: Magazine Article

of inequality by comparing the wealth of the richest 20 percent of the population with that of the bottom 20 ...

Breaking Free
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Magazine Article

William O'Brien Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus and Wilderness across Millennia, by Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow adn Rabbi Phyllis O. ...

Choosing Priest Instead of Princess: The Pitfalls of Ransomed Heart Ministries
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400200385?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&am Growing up, I had never heard of John and Stasi Eldredge's ... boy" in my cohort of about 20 people, so I realize this is a sensitive issue in the black church. I am ...

Christians and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

For the longest time, when Christians have thought about political engagement, they have often begun the discussion with the question: What is the biblical role of government? For ...

Disrupt and Rebuild
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

20th century white male ethicists such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Stanley Hauerwas. ...

5 Green Reads For Your Summer Reading List
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

While Earth Day and Good Friday being on the same date this year was a relatively rare alignment, thankfully for many people the everyday companionship of religious belief and care for creation i ...

Jesus Knows Sign Language
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Blog

During my last year of college, my pastor lent me the book Living Gently in a Violent World, co-authored by Jean Vanier and Stanley Hauerwas. This book is an exploration on how followers of Christ ought to liv ...

Lessons From Behind Bars
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

In 2010, Hope House DC received a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. to support participation in the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read project. In ...

Love Wins: My Interview with Rob Bell
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/18/love-wins-my-interview-with-rob-bell/" target="_self"></a>Monday morning, 8 a.m PST. My phone rings. It's Rob Bell calling ...

Who Goes to Hell is Not the Most Important Question
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"Reality check: Gandhi's in hell."<br /> "Really? Gandhi's in hell? And we have confirmation of this?"</p> "Reality check: Gandhi� ...

What Does Rob Bell Really Say? (A Review of the Actual Book Itself)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006204964X?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&amp;linkCode Whether it was a brilliant marketing strategy or just a sad ... but there was never this unhealthy focus on hell. It wasn't until I met the rest of the christian world in my 20 ... Revelation 18:20: ""Rejoice over [Babylon], O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, ...

In the End, Love Always Wins
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 ... and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one ...

'Farewell Rob Bell' (Or, John Piper's Inferno)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

Colossians 1:19-20 ; 1 Corinthians 15:22,28 ; Romans 5:18, 11:33-36 ; and Philippians 2:10-11 . ... and the first last" ( Matthew 20 ). Some of the critics of the hope for universal salvation do indeed ...

The Tiger Mother In Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

By now, you've surely heard about the infamous <em>Wall Street Journal</em> <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html" target="_ ...

Conversion Stories and Mary Karr's Lit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I used to live in a world where God was a given and unapologetic faith was the lens through which the world was seen and interpreted.</p> I used to live in a world where God ...

My Favorite Simple Cooking Recipe Books
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As Valerie Weaver- Zercher writes in "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank" ...

The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp ...

Building Bridges for Creation Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

5:19; Col. 1:20). We have a Savior and Lord whose ecological credentials are impeccable - he showed us ... EOL Escorts... EOL Escorts, 20a Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ES, 07974 143283... ... 5:19; Col. 1:20). We have a Savior and Lord whose ecological credentials are impeccable - he showed us ...

A Believers' Web
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet, by Robert Glenn Howard. New York Un ...

In Defense of Simple Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

of beef. According to Department of Agriculture statistics, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds ... percent in 1960 to 20 percent in 1990. Over half Of Latin America's beef production is exported, ... of beef. According to Department of Agriculture statistics, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds ...

What Celebrities Can Teach Christians about Simple Living
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In my <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank">Culture Watch piece in the Decem ...

5 Books on the Nitty-Gritty of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In the November issue of <em>Sojourners</em>, Rose Marie Berger <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1011&amp;article=celebrate-the-peace-para ...

5 Books on Making Nonviolence Work in a Scary World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In the November issue of <em>Sojourners</em>, Rose Marie Berger <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1011&amp;article=celebrate-the-peace-para ...

7 Essential Tips for Fitting in With the Christian Literary Underground Scene Near You!
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101021-book.jpg"></a>While perusing everything from Amish fiction to Zondervan's latest publications at the Calvin College Festival of F ...

What I've Been Reading This Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

What a great year for books. I've been enjoying some new ones and some old ones lately. Here are a few in various categories.</p> What a great year for books. I've ...

Sabbath for All?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj1009">September-October issue of </a><em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?actio ...

Eat, Pray, Love ... Yourself?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Eat Pray Love the movie has the makings of a summer hit, with Julia Roberts as its star and Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling book as its source material.</p> <p>The book was something ...

Finding Faith in the Margins
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

founders were not even saved in regular church buildings in the early 20th Century. Some of the early ... not even saved in regular church buildings in the early 20th Century. Some of the early Pentecostals had ... denominations. Some of the AG's founders were not even saved in regular church buildings in the early 20 ...

Understanding the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

If I hadn't just read <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Moving-Millions-Coyote-Capitalism-Immigration/dp/047042334X?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=thenefrev-20&amp;link_code=btl&amp;camp=213689&amp;creative=3929 If I hadn't just read Moving Millions , I might not have noticed how many of this morning's news stories relate to immigration . Jeffrey Kaye , ...

Humanizing the Prison System
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"I hate civilians," Warden Clooney barked into the microphone. "I hate civilians," Warden Clooney barked into the microphone. With these words, David Chura thr ...

Inception: The Art of Paying Attention in Books and Film
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p> I've been reading Paul Harding's debut novel, Tinkers, which was this year's surprise Pulitzer Prize winner. It's a modest tome -- slim of build, light in the hand. ...

Changing the Script on Political Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1935439146?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeA When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book Changing ...

11 Women Writers You Should Be Reading
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Here are some of my favorite women writers of spirituality and theology in no particular order with short comments on why I recommend them.</p> Here are some of my favorite ...

Texas School Board: The "Common Good" as Liberal Conspiracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<strong> </strong></p> The Texas School Board has approved controversial new social studies standards . Some on the board appear more intent on imme ...

Quitting Church: An Interview with Julia Duin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801072271?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=0801072271"><em>Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing a In Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing and What to Do about It , Julia Duin, former religion editor for The Washington ...

Growing Where We're Planted
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

To make a difference for good in this world a person has to have a sense of place. But few of us have such a sense. We are a people on the move. To make a difference for good in t ...

Telling Stories True: An Interview with Sara Zarr
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>Kirkus Reviews</em> calls Sara Zarr's third young adult novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316036048?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative Kirkus Reviews calls Sara Zarr's third young adult novel, ...

Eating Animals: 10 Reasons to Avoid Factory Farmed Flesh
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/Eating-Animals-Jonathan-Safran-Foer/dp/0316069906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1273178033&amp;sr=1-1&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20"></a>"On average," writes <a ... waste produced by a city of 20,000 people. A 20,000-chicken factory produces about 2.4 million ... waste produced by a city of 20,000 people. A 20,000-chicken factory produces about 2.4 million ...