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Star Trek: Into Darkness: A Call to Change Course
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

Star Trek: Into Darkness is a fascinating and complicated story that is well worth watching. Instead of providing a summary, I want to explore three related aspects of the movie: sacrifice, blood, and hope for ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Educating All God's Children: What Christians Can—and Should—Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids by Nico ...

Creating Equal
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot As the Lean In debate shows, striving for gender equality is still personal and political—and vital. ...

Hell's Belly
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gene Fox From the midst of the nether world I cried for help.  —from the Book of Jonah A gray whale blows off Cardiff Beach, just beyond the glamour homes, boutiques, an ...

Should a Christian Watch 'Game of Thrones?'
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

Is there anything morally redeeming about Game of Thrones? Does the hit HBO series even have a moral vision? Is there anything morally redeeming about  Game of Thrones ? Does t ...

Our Dolls, Our Selves
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Even at their best, toys like the American Girl Dolls send a mixed message. WHEN MY DAUGHTER, Jessic ...

Marks
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Editor’s Note: The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written while he was living in Africa and reading The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi. Editor ’ ...

Mumford and Sons: A Festival of Devotion
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Maybe you know that they were interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine. You might even know they have been criticized by a few religious leaders for being lukewarm in their faith. Yeah. It's all out there fo ...

The Stories We All Could Tell
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long,” laments Pablo Neruda, a line recited in a particularly poignant moment of Stories We Tell. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long,”  ...

The Jim Wallis Interview: What Abe Lincoln, C.S. Lewis, Narnia and Puddleglum can teach us about the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 9:23am | Type: Press

May 30, 2013 Sojo in the News David Crumm ...

Topsy turvy discussion about the poor in America
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Press

May 24, 2013 Sojo in the News James George ...

Partisan politics derails the nation
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:48pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Paris Post-Intelligencer ...

Ever the Prophet, Never the King
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Press

May 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Josh Good ...

Religion, politics and the common good
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

May 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Minnesota Public Radio ...

Common Good: Is Little League Baseball the Answer?
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Wayne Baker ...

Jim Wallis, Frank Wolf Discuss How Politics Can Serve the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 10:00am | Type: Press

May 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Ultimate Passion: Q&A With Ultimate Frisbee Star Brodie Smith
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

Even with the infiltration of high school sports, college teams, and semi-professional clubs, Ultimate is, for the most part, faceless, with the exception of one man: Brodie Smith. ...

Author Jim Wallis says faith, not politics, is solution to fix cynical nation
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 10:09am | Type: Press

May 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Smietana ...

Gay Mormon Characters Step Out of the Shadows
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

Now, the scene has changed: Gay Mormon characters and themes have a growing role in theater and literature.   Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the f ...

Catholic Rocker Matt Maher Finds Cross-Over Appeal Among Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Growing up Roman Catholic in Newfoundland, Matt Maher never imagined that his childhood interest in music would lead to a career as a Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Christian rocker — let alone a crossover ar ...

Theologian and Bestselling Author Jim Wallis Discusses New Book
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 1:31pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Craig Fahle ...

The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Press

May 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Joanne Boyer ...

Vatican Revives its Ancient Patronage of the Arts
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 7:42am | Type: Blog

In a bid to revive its ancient tradition of arts patronage, the Holy See will participate with its own pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, a leading international arts festival. ...

The 2013 Sweetlife Festival: At the Intersection of Passion and Purpose
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

Hopefully Christians can learn from what sweetgreen has accomplished in just four short years to provide a culturally impressive and respected music experience with a delicious and nutritious food experience a ...

Hugging Bono, Engaging Critics, and Wishing 'The Frontman' a Happy Birthday
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Like Bono, I am no economist, but also like Bono, I take seriously the Biblical teachings about poverty and justice. Back in December 1984, I went to my first U2 show at Detroit’s ...

Illuminated
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mass in Las Choapas, Mexico On my knees I beg forgiveness for my greed— and for starving m ...

To Have and to Hold (and to Serve Six)
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. When wedding bells ring, don't forget the jello. JUNE IS A special month, particularly for ...

With Piercing Wit and Deep Affection
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Suprising Places, Even the Church. Jericho Books ...

Paved with Good Intentions
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The beginning of wisdom proposed in the best documentaries is simply this: telling the truth, to ourselves and others, as ...

Love, Race, and History
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 1:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Trethewey focuses her keen verbal gifts on the most sensitive nerve in American life. WHE ...

It's Hip to be Plain
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 2:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher Who knew the Amish would become such a center of pop-cultural attention? ONE SUNDAY EV ...

The Problem of Poverty in 'The Great Gatsby'
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Distilled to its core, The Great Gatsby is a story of poorness from the lens of richness, a rags-to-riches story where we only get to see the riches. The Great Gatsby  doesn’ ...

Stornoway: Hopeful and Honest
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Stornoway delivered with hopeful, honest songs about life, love, and everything in between. Delightful is probably the best word to describe their music and the experience of seeing them live. It’s like taking ...

Jim Wallis, bestselling author, preacher, holds two Denver-area events
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Electa Draper ...

Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Tavis Smiley ...

Michael Gerson: Elevated by the common good
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

May 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Gerson ...

Theologian: America needs to find 'the common good'
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Luke Simmons ...

Pastor Jim Wallis: Get Out Of The Pews, Go Out And Help
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Robin Young ...

Six Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Politics can benefit from religion, author says
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Megan Quinn ...

Julian 'J-Kwest' DeShazier on Rhymes & Reasons: The Stories of Hip-Hop
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

For nearly a decade, the ministry of Julian “J.Kwest” DeShazier has been an exploration in the relationship between music and faith. As artist, this Chicago native has used his unique rhythm to tell stories of ...

What Jim Wallis, Chicago, and Free-Market Economists Can Teach Us About the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Press

April 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Tyler Castle ...

The High Price of Cheap Clothing
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Warren Olney ...

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeff Walton ...

Jim Wallis Returns to the CultureCast
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Press

April 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

Stories That Change the World
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 10:03am | Type: Press

April 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Creating a Culture of Unity Through Interfaith Cooperation
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Press

April 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Rachael McNeal ...

Fr. Michael Lapsley’s 'Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer'
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:46am | Type: Blog

reported on April 19 this way:  “Boston bombings: the marathon struggle of survival and healing … ...

'Paranorman:' Unmasking the Myth of Redemptive Violence with Cartoon Zombies
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:46am | Type: Blog

Not surprisingly, if you look for Christian reviews of Paranorman you will see many focus on warnings to stay way from the occult. Sadly, this response misses the profoundly deep moral message behind this film ...

If You Eat Food, Read This
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 7:50am | Type: Blog

If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. You may already have met Robert H. Lusti ...