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The Hole in Our Gospel: Interview with World Vision's Richard Stearns
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0785229183?ie=UTF8&tag=sojo_blog-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=07 As the pastor of a church with a deep desire to love ...

Wendell Berry's Whitefoot
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582434328?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1582434328"></a>Walking in botanical gardens one recent, perfect, early spring day, a quick burst of movement ... than 20 stunningly detailed pencil drawings by Davis Te Selle . The entire story of Whitefoot ...

A Humble and Holy Rebellion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In this season of Lent, we often reflect on our need for greater humility as we seek to follow Christ on the road to Calvary. In this season of Lent, we often reflect on our need ...

Recommended Reading from the Twittersphere
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

If you all didn't know already, <a href="https://twitter.com/Sojourners">Sojourners has a twitter account</a>! It's been a lot of fun communicating with all of you "followe ...

Reading Peace for Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am a good person.</p> I am a good person. We make this declaration from time to time, usually when we have done something wrong or when we want to put distance between ...

Audio: Interview with Diana Butler Bass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061448702?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061448702"></a>Here's a recent conversation I had with Diana Butler Bass, author of the new book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061448702?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASI Here's a recent conversation I had with Diana Butler ...

Tools for a God-Focused Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

During the Lenten season, I decided to see how I could put into practice this <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/27/confession-radicalism-often-turns-people-into-jerks-rather-than-lovers/">g ...

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: Neo-Apologetics and a Return to Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O9CCRU?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001O9CCRU"></a> Chicago's own Dwight L. Moody, the great American evangelist of the 19th century, once said that of 100 people, one would read the Bible, and the other 99 would "read the Christian."</p> ...

Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439140634?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1439140634">We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work</a>.</p> ... Cathleen Falsani: I'm curious I just found out that over I just found out that over 20 ... just found out that over I just found out that over 20,000 abortions are performed in Israel every ...

Books on Grace, Power, and Faith
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Getting time to read is always a challenge, but here are the top 10 books I read this year:</p> Getting time to read is always a challenge, but here are the top 10 books I r ...

JFK, Resurrection, and Post-Modern Christianity: Books for a New Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As you've probably surmised over the last few weeks, we asked God's Politics contributors to send us some of their favorite books of 2008. Here are a few more to add to your list:</p> ...

Peacemaking, Power, and Politics: Books for Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

As a former theology and philosophy professor at Asbury Seminary, Sojourners' COO, Chuck Gutenson, is a walking encyclopedia of all things theological As a former theology a ...

Readings on War, Happiness, and Cultural Amnesia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Need a good book? Check out some of these titles:</p> Need a good book? Check out some of these titles: War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning , by Chris Hedges. Ve ...

A Pair of Recommended Reads from Flobots' Jonny 5
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1887208046?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners-20&amp;link_code=as3&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1887208046">When Corporations Rule the World</a>, by David Korten. In 1999, I participated in protests that shut down the WTO meeting in Seattle. In 2008, I read this book and finally understood why!</p> ...

A Year of Reading
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Although I didn't read as much or as widely as I would have liked this past year (having a baby and moving cross-country had something to do with that), I did encounter quite a few good books. ...

New Year's Hope from Love All The People and The Last Lecture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As 2008 came to a close, I found myself mourning the unexpected loss of several people I thought were friends. Simply put, they chose to do venture down some very self-destructive paths. ...

Books for Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

My favorites from a year of reading:</p> My favorites from a year of reading: Yellow Leaves: A Miscellany , by Frederick Buechner When You Are Engulfed ...

Life-Shaping Books for Kids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Children's literature provides one of the most uplifting, energizing, and soul-freeing pursuits for any child-or any adult who cares about children. Children's literatur ...

Favorite Books and Movies of 2008
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

into the 20th century's most famous monk. The Words of Jesus: A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord ...

The Green Bible
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061627992"></a>When the editors of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061627992">The Green Bible</a> asked to include an essay of When ...

Why Does God Need a Starship?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[Editor's Note: In <em>Sojourners</em>' newest issue there's an <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0811&amp;article=a-hardhe ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2608">Continued from part 1</a>] I began to wonder what the TBN folks would think of me, a heavily tattooed Christian progressi ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

have the scripture on my wedding ring . 20 years of marriage next week and will be in Maui suffering ...

Tina Beattie on The New Atheists (interview by Becky Garrison)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

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The View from 1908
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This summer, two friends and I are doing something that seems a bit outlandish (especially for 40-year-old guys). We've borrowed a friend's RV, and we're touring the country to talk abo ...

What Would Ned Flanders Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Some fun for your Friday: Mark Pinsky, author of <a title="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0664224199" href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0664224199"& ...

The Year of Living Biblically: Interview with Author A.J. Jacobs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In church one day, my pastor asked us to raise our hands if we believed in what the Bible said. The right answer seemed pretty obvious, and the whole congregation and I raised our hands. Then ...

Edwidge Danticat Describes a 'Death by Asylum'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A few of us around Sojourners have been reading award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat since she published her first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994. ...

A Giant Religious Rummage Sale
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><a href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0787987425"></a>When I interviewed <A href="http://www.phyllistickle.com">Phyllis Tickle</A> f ...

My Thoughts on "Souled Out"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

February 20, 2008 3:38 PM Apparently you've read it since you state that it "says the same ... in the lowest 20 % of the income scale. Those children who managed to go to college had a very high probability ...

A Cure for Burnouts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Consequently, they "burn out." Ignorin ...

The Next Chapter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

have screwed things up. I see those "setbacks" as nothing more than speed bumps. In 15-20 ...

Enduring Works of Beauty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> <P>I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.</P> <P>The Irish writer, priest, and environmental activist, and my beloved friend - John O&# ...

Expectations May Exceed Ex-Athiest's Explanations
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Back in 2004, Anthony Flew, the world's most prominent atheist, stated he believed in God. Back in 2004, Anthony Flew, the world's most prominent atheist, s ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...