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The Danger of 'Orphan Theology'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Kathryn Joyce Has the uptick in Christians eager to adopt overseas done ...

Toward Life Abundant
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation. Fortress Press. CYNTHIA MOE- ...

Misery Loves Comedy
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Nadia Bolz-Weber Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber DURING MY E ...

Meditating on Memory
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins When we experience movies like memories, we meditate rather than consume, and do what Pascal suggested was the antidote to ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The March by PBS / Secular Days, Sacred Moments edited by David Cooper / One True Vine by Mavis Staples / The Israeli-Palest ...

'Write Your Life, Live Your Faith'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Gene Luen Yang Comic book creator Gene Luen Yang on his latest work, Boxe ...

They Will Kill You
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Ewuare X. Osayande Excerpt from Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander they will ki ...

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Shares Story of 'Rediscovering God'
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

Hollywood producers often break every rule when it comes to publicizing faith and politics. But A&E’s smash hit reality show, Duck Dynasty, puts it front and center. Hollywood ...

The Forgiving Corpse: A Parable
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

I’m pretty sure that Keith Huff did not intend to write a Christian allegory, but the themes of life, death, and resurrection reverberate through the play. Oddly enough, I think Stewart’s story can function as ...

Can a Horror Film Lead People to God?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

of ghost-hunting “consultants of demonic witchcraft.” In 1971, they were called to a 19th-century Rhode Island ...

David Wimbish: Life, Death, Fundraising, and Festivals
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

At the 2012  Wild Goose , for an afternoon set at a tent tucked away on the backwoods of the festival site, a young North Carolina band blew minds and won fans. More than just a band — more like a multicolored movement of sonic jubilee —  David Wimbi ...

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, ...

Is Church Still a Curator of Culture?
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 6:13pm | Type: Blog

I'm not entirely proud of this, but I am man enough to admit Amy and I also are big fans of the reality show American Idol. For the two people reading this who don't know what that is, it's a si ...

SLIDESHOW: City Beautiful
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Marvel at the beautiful stories to tell in U.S. cities If you keep your eyes open, there is bea ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Live Simply by Franciscan Media / Who is Dayani Crystal? by Pulse Films / Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Con ...

The Accidental Moral Mirror of Monsters University
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

It struck me that the movie presents – probably quite by accident – an opportunity to talk about a deep moral reality. So what follows will only begin obliquely by talking about cute monsters ...

Animal Collective: ‘With It’
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Animal Collective create intricate soundscapes that take themselves and their listeners into an experience that, whether they like it or not, is reminiscent — at the least — of an experiential look at eternal ...

Love One Another (some restrictions apply)
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry. Disasters aren't budgeted this year. NOTHING MOVES ME more than a heartfelt tweet. ...

Lessons in Creating Ubuntu
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman Conversations in Transition: Leading South African Voices. David Philip Publishers Conversations ...

Church of the Open Doors
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called Glide. HarperOne ...

A New Wave
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley The Evangelicals You Don't Know: Introducing the Next Generation of Christians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ...

Beauty as Antidote
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins If beauty heals the world, and the best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better, who's up for demanding a ...

Too Happy?
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Bobby McFerrin's "don't worry" optimism sets up some serious cognitive dissonance with the spirit ...

Beyond 'Ruin Porn'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Reimagining the geographies of the city—a place where the story of our salvation is played out. ...

Struggle of Faith
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Leigh Donaldson Early morning before he unlocks the church gate the rector kneels before the gridiron fence surrounding the Cathedral, not in prayer but to c ...

Superman: Jesus Figure or ‘Anti-Christ?'
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

Superman has always had a bit of a messiah complex, born as a modern-day Moses in the imagination of two Jewish guys during the Depression and over the years developing and amplifying his Christlike characteri ...

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 ...

City Beautiful
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 10:13am | Type: Media

The Editors SLIDESHOW: City Beautiful Slideshow ...

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 ...

Finding Joy in a Place of Need
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Here, in the midst of the squalor, in a place where people have prayed and waited for rain for years, I was encountered by something sacred. Go  Here  to read the second in this ...

Mumford & Sons: Hootenanny for The Soul
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

“Listen to the words,” the young woman behind me stage-whispered to her chatty date. “Are you listening?” “Listen to the words,” the young woman behind me stage-whispered to her ...

ICYMI: Vampire Weekend Wrestle with Faith ... Wait, Really?
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

On this album, the third in what Koenig sees as a trilogy, Vampire Weekend manage to mature their poppy, eclectic sound, drawing from all sorts of genres and international songs — as they normally do — but als ...

Sojo Stories: Dirty Wars
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

Days before President Barack Obama's high-profile speech on drones and U.S. counterterrorism efforts, we sat down with investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to take an inside look at U.S.-led covert wars, ...

Competing … For the Greater Good
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Though I don’t have it all worked out yet, I continue to trust The Great Storyteller — there is yet much grace for a fierce competitor and Whiskey Priest. (Go here  to re ...

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 ...

Mumford and Sons: Eschatological Banjos
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

As the people of the earth can enter into the city of God bringing what they have (Rev. 21) so too does the congregation bring all that they are to worship. A couple of weeks ago ...

Protest Songs, Revisited: New Campaign from ONE Features Mumford & Sons, U2, and More
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

The ONE Campaign, co-founded by music legend Bono of U2, has launched a new platform to promote global messages of social justice, women’s rights, and putting an end to apartheid, war and poverty — just to nam ...

10 Years Later, Mister Rogers is Still Making Neighbors
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

Fred Rogers, the man behind the long-running Mister Rogers Neighborhood children’s show, died 10 years ago, but his influence is still felt deeply here, the city he called home. F ...

'Apocalypse Later:' Documentary Explores Harold Camping's End-Times Predictions
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

For thousands of years, select groups of Christians have thought their generation was Earth’s last. Even the Apostle Paul thought Jesus would return in his lifetime. But Paul didn’t have the audacity to pinpoi ...

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 ...

"Only Fools Rush In ..."
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Elvis impersonators make lousy terrorists. WITH SO MANY of our sacred institutions collapsing f ...

Children of the Street
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Bobbi Buchanan Anonymity. Köhler Books INTRIGUING AND believable characters are part of what makes Janna McMa ...

Wounding and Welcome in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. Harper TWO Y ...

The Preciousness of the Person
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Elverton Dixon The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the World's Future. Wm. B. Eerdmans Pu ...

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

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

Transcending a Genocidal God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The History Channel's The Bible, like so much of so-callled "religious pop culture," seemed to be the produ ...

Cultivating a Better America
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum According to Wendell Berry, all you need to have hope is one good example. WENDELL BERRY ...