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BYU Students Pushing for Caffeinated Sodas
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young University are pushing the Mormon-owned school to change its stance on cola drinks. Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young Universit ...

Links of Awesomeness: September 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

Today's afternoon links of awesomeness! The Donut Burger : a revolutionary combination of meaty goodness and glazed dough. Souther Californian burger chain Slater's 5 ...

Review of mewithoutYou’s Ten Stories
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

In May, mewithoutYou independently released Ten Stories, the fifth album of their career and their first album since parting ways with label Tooth & Nail Records. As conveyed by the striking artwork of Vas ...

Love, Friendship, and Solidarity
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

The importance of friendship. A posthumous book of Christopher Hitchens’ essays was published this week with the title  Mortality.  Seven chapters are previously published essay ...

From Particular to General
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

When is it appropriate to draw general conclusions from particular events? When and how one may draw general conclusions from particular evidence is a frequently debated question. ...

In the Stacks, September 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

“intersecting lives” encompassed the legal assault on racial discrimination from the late 19th century through ...

Eleven Songs in Memory of Sept. 11, 2001
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Eleven songs in memory of 9/11 from Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Suzanne Vega, Moby and Sinead O'Connor, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, Leonard Cohen, Tori Amos, John Hiatt, U2, and Hunter Parrish (f ...

Spirit of Fire
Originally Posted: 08/23/2013 - 4:47pm | Type: Product

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Hope in the Dark: Jazz and Social Consciousness Songs (CD)
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 5:00pm | Type: Product

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Christians and Islam (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Product

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Turning Toward Home
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Product

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Who Killed Donte Manning?
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Plan B
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Product

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Jesus For President
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Product

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The Hip-Hop Church
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Product

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The Next Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Product

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Christ at the Checkpoint
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:34am | Type: Product

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Holy Ground
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:40am | Type: Product

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A Hamster Is Missing
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Olympian Gabby Douglas to Write Christian Book
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

They call her the "Flying Squirrel" — Gabby Douglas, the pint-sized fire-cracker who won two gold medals (and the hearts of millions) at the 2012 Summer Olympics. So, what's next for the 16-year ...

QUIRK: Johnny Cash's To-Do List
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

From Open Culture: Somewhere along the way (we’re not sure when) The Man in Black jotted down 10 “Things to Do Today!” This list feels almost like something you and I could have written, the stuff of mortals. ...

First Official Sojourners Fantasy Football Guide
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

You know it is football season when the office starts grumbling about the offensive name of the local football team, or when co-workers start asking, "What ever happened to Tim Tebow?" ...

QUIRK: Lost Medieval Church Found Beneath Parking Lot
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

The hunt for King Richard III's grave is heating up, with archaeologists announcing today that they have located the church where the king was buried in 1485 — beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England. ...

Bromosapien: The Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I like potpourri; my wife digs the nickel defense. I changed more diapers in the first month of my son’s life than my dad ever did on me. I take care of the kids when Amy goes to meetings in the evenings, and ...

Q&A with ‘Nonbeliever Nation’ Author David Niose
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association and vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a group that lobbies on behalf of nontheist and secular Americans. In his new book, “Nonbe ...

Reading Ayn Rand at the Hospital
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Mark Hiskes About love she was all wrong, / the old capitalist, patron saint / of the self-made rich. How well / she misunderstood the pa ...

Stage Presence
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

and 19th centuries. But the genius of “Voices of Freedom” was that Rawlings made it a collaborative effort, ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation —  Half the Sky — Between God & Gre ...

Roots of the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Solidarity may be all but dead in our politics, but it still lives around the edges of our culture. ...

Becoming Who We Are
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The wonderful thing about Pixar’s Brave is how it negates the historic disempowerment of female fairy tale protagonists. ...

God Talk
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Stanford anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann discusses the social science behind the evangelical relationship with God. ...

An Author's Cry for Help
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Please Vatican, censor me. I deserve it. AS AN AUTHOR whose book sales have, shall we say, peak ...

From Shame to Grace
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 1:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stacey Schwenker Ashamed No More: A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction. IVP Books PASTOR T.C. RYAN s ...

September/October 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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New Music Friday: Aug. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

New music from Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Kathy Mattea, and David Byrne & St. Vincent. New music from Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothe ...

40 Years Later, A Life Less Ordinary
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

Bill Fay is a story. And the British singer-songwriter's new album "Life is People" — his first in more than 40 years — is a gem of a record that comes out of nowhere and makes an impression bey ...

In the Stacks: August 28, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Lance Armstrong and the Way of Fallen Idols
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

I, like many people, was shocked when I heard today that cyclist Lance Armstrong gave up his fight against doping allegations, effectively forfeiting his seven Tour De France titles, his prize money, medals, a ...

I Need a Hero ... ?
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

I'm not one to elevate sports stars as role models or some kind of symbol of perfection. It's just not real. So here's my question: Who needs a hero? The scandal du ...

Filmmaker Spike Lee Focuses on Faith in 'Red Hook Summer'
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 4:57pm | Type: Blog

Spike Lee is not about to give up filmmaking but – at least for a moment or two – he sounded a bit like an expert on the challenges facing the church as he promoted his new movie Red Hook Summer. ...

In the Stacks, August 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Book Review — The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Through the stories of well-established intentional Christian communities, Wilson-Hartgrove offers windows into the catechisms of the Christian faith. Communion and the Eucharist, fasting, integrity, community ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Best of Jan. 2012 - Aug 2012 (Part II)
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Today is my last run of "Links of Awesomeness." And rather than ending with a mediocre list of new links, I went through the archives to compile some of my favorites from this year. Enjoy the links a ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Best of Jan. 2012 - Aug 2012 (Part I)
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

Today is my last run of "Links of Awesomeness." And rather than ending with a mediocre list of new links, I went through the archives to compile some of my favorites from this year. Enjoy the links a ...

VIDEO: Brian Walsh Interviews Bruce Cockburn at the Festival of Faith and Writing
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

At the last Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College, Brian Walsh interviewed singer / songwriter Bruce Cockburn. The following is the six-part interview. And continue scrolling to get the audio of Cath ...

QUIRK: Who’s the Biggest Bro in the Presidential Race?
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Today, Gawker answers that question by evaluating the candidates in sports, fashion, education, bro-pinions, and most importantly, beer. Which one’s got the best bro traits? Our current beer-loving commander i ...

New Music Friday: Aug. 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

New music from Rufus Wainwright, World Party, Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, Alanis Morissette, and the wonderful new Anglo-Ugandan singer songwriter Michael Kiwanuka. New music from ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Neighborhood Film Company reaches out to homeless people in Philadelphia --- interview with The Book's founder Nick Zammuto --- This American Life's "The Convert" --- Pixar's new short ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 15, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest selects 11 winners out of 12,000+ entries ---Kirby Ferguson's TED talk on originality, creativity, and remixing --- billboards play on Shell's slogan, stick ...

Muslim Woman Files Suit Against Disney Over Headscarf Dispute
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

LOS ANGELES—The ACLU is suing The Walt Disney Co. on behalf of a Muslim woman who claims the company discriminated against her by not allowing her to wear a headscarf while working in a Disney restaurant in An ...