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This Palestinian Life: Stories of Nonviolent Resistance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.thispalestinianlife.org/Stories.php"></a>Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show <a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeile ...

Baseball, Tiger Woods, March Madness, and the American Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I'm not much of a sports person, but I have to admit that April 5 was a remarkable day for sports -- especially sports and religion. I'm not much of a sports person, bu ...

The Second-Best Book on Sabbath
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

and the evangelical and romantic Sabbaths of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Shulevitz, who has written ...

Video: Glenn Beck Meets with Jim Wallis for Social Justice Dialogue
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

the people shall say, Amen! (and so it is)'" Deuteronomy 27:19 "Have I not wept for those ...

Bill To Reject Bipartisanship Receives Broad Bipartisan Support
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives hailed the passage of landmark legislation on Tuesday that rejects bipartisanship once and for all.</p> Le ...

Biden and Palin Upstage Obama with Bipartisan Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

On the heels of President Barack Obama's surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan on Sunday, Vice President Joseph Biden and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin revealed a surprise of their own: ...

Archbishop Tutu Underwhelmed With U.S. Version of 'Reconciliation'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Archbishop Desmond Tutu's excitement that Congressional leaders were going through a process known as 'reconciliation' was abated last week when he learned that the procedure was not, i ...

U.S. Anti-immigration Law Sparks International Exodus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

A legislative victory by opponents of immigration has had the unintended consequence of forcing the deportation of almost every U.S. citizen to their country of ancestral origin. ...

5 Books to Spark Your Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

Alas, simply reading a book won't make you a better person. Alas, simply reading a book won't make you a better person. But when it comes to spirituality, books can some ...

Hurt Locker Can't Contain the Reality of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I am not a movie buff by any standard, but somehow I suspect I am not the only one who was more than a little surprised at the reception of the latest war movie at Sunday's Oscars. ...

The Balancing Act of a Successful Woman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Hollywood isn't real life, but when real life (mine and the lives of the actors) and Hollywood converge it is great fodder for thinking and conversation. Peter and I can't stop talking about ...

Committed: Family Values from Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

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So I'm a Heretic
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Culture War Cease-Fire
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins There's evidence that popular cinema is taking real life seriously. One day last fall, I w ...

An Urgent Visit to the White House
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:20am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It was a very special day, and I chose my necktie accordingly, a selection made easier by the fact that I only have two. ...

A Daniel Berrigan Reading List
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:13am | Type: Magazine Article

(Macmillan, NY), by Daniel Berrigan 19. Uncommon Prayer: 42 Psalms (Seabury), by Daniel Berrigan 20. ...

A Reading and Interview from Mary Anne Reese
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Listen to this reading and an interview with poet Mary Anne Reese. Listen to this reading and ...

Archbishop Romero's Alb Speaks
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Anne Reese Alb: A white liturgical tunic worn as prayer for a heart protected from all stain and washed in the Blood of the Lamb. ...

Audio: Social Justice on Australian Christian Radio
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Question: How would America's largest mainstream Christian radio stations respond to issues of social justice for the poorest of poor, climate change, and nonviolence? Questi ...

Christian Heroes in Black History
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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So Dang Jesus-y: Sara Miles' Jesus Freak
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<em>In <a href="http://whyismarko.com/2010/jesus-freak">Mark Oestreicher's review</a> of <a href="http://www.saramiles.net">Sara Miles'</a> latest bo ...

Biden vs. Cheney on Afghanistan, the Unpopularity of Lamentation, and Shutter Island
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Joe Biden appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows last week to defend the Obama administration from Dick Cheney's disgraceful attacks, which appear to suggest his earlier bloodlust has not yet be ...

African Lent
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Interview with Brian McLaren About 'A New Kind of Christianity' (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Interview with Brian McLaren About 'A New Kind of Christianity'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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A Reconciliation Reading List for Black History Month
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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What if the Church were Christian?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;article_mode=edit&amp;issue=soj1002&amp;article=video-about-paint-your-faith"></a>One of the reason ...

Tim Tebow's Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad Brouhaha
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Is nothing sacred anymore?</p> Is nothing sacred anymore? With the exception of one Super Bowl in the '80s, I've generally looked at Super Bowl Sunday as an ex ...

Examining El Salvador's Past and Potential
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Tomorrow, Jamie Moffett, director of <a href="http://www.theordinaryradicals.com/"><em>The Ordinary Radicals</em></a>, will debut the first seven minutes of his documentary &l ...

Tales of Two Capitalisms: Ayn Rand vs. Horatio Alger
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

which had been common in 19th-century America and had swept the country at the start of the Depression. ... runs were caused by 19th-century regulations that impeded branch banking and bank ...

Video: David Bazan's Reasonable Doubt
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Since 1994, musician David Bazan (former front man of Pedro the Lion and Headphones) has put sharp questions about faith, justice, and his Pentecostal-evangelical upbringing front and center in his so ...

Paint Your Faith
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi A Toronto church wall speaks to the vibrancy of faith, thanks to the work of four aerosol artists. ...

Interpreting the Language of God
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Geneticist Francis Collins -- new director of the National Institutes of Health -- talks about faith, science, and the spirit ...

Meditations on Disbelief
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi David Bazan on how he became an agnostic -- and lived to sing about it. Since 1994, David Bazan h ...

The Seen and Unseen
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest City of Belief, by Nicole d'Entremont In 1965, Nicole d’Entremont, a not-quite college graduat ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Blessed Are … Blessed Are … In Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generatio ...

Post-Apocalyptic Hope
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Cormac McCarthy’s novels are the Ecclesiastes of postmodern American literature—finely wrought chunks of sparseness in whic ...

God's Two Books
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joel C. Hunter I recently attended a private symposium of Christian leaders—scientists, theologians, and pastors, along with other scholar ...

Perfect Love
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani Ah, February, the month that is, for those of us in northern climates, the coldest, darkest, and, blessedly, shortest mon ...

Thar It Blows...
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I’ve been surfing the Internet, looking for ways to escape the coming apocalypse that ancient Mayans, using science availabl ...

Tools of the Carpenter
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen has created the new cross screwdriver that is both a hand tool and a religious symbol ...

Watching
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Hoffman Because I lay on my back as a boy in the grass of the small yard behind our house watching clouds move and become faces, m ...

Five Questions for Rev. Efrem Smith
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

the ages of 19 and 35, and were clearly evangelical, but had such a passion for social justice and social ...

America's Rebel Artist
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Was Jack Kerouac a keeper of visions or a self-destructive individualist? In the past half ...

Video About Paint Your Faith
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Against the gray of concrete and stone buildings, the vibrant colors of the Paint Your Faith mural on a wall of M ...

Audio Interview with Francis S. Collins
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi     Francis S. Collins has long been known in the science world for his leadership of the Huma ...

Video Interview with David Bazan
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Matt Hildreth Since 1994, David Bazan has put sharp questions about faith, ...

Extended Interview with Efrem Smith
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 11:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

70 percent white, and the majority of them were between the ages of 19 and 35, and were clearly ...

Poet Audio Recording and Interview
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi with Richard Hoffman Because I lay on my back as a boy in the grass of the small yard behind our ...