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Be Kind, Rewind: 10 Best Spiritual TV Series to Gift This Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

This Christmas, for the spirituality-and-pop-culture enthusiasts on your gifting list, consider the following: Be kind and rewind.Give the gift that keeps on giving ... long after the series has been cancelled ...

In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 3:26pm | 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 ...

Folk Artist Noah Gundersen Talks with Sojourners
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen stopped by the Sojourners office to talk with our Brandon Hook about music, his new album Family, God, and creativity. The Seattle-based folk artist was recently ...

VIDEO: Editor vs. Stink Bugs
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 6:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Watch what happens when stink bugs invade the Sojourners editorial retreat. If you guffawed at Ed ...

December 2012 Sojourners Magazine
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December 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Helping Boys Become Readers
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Many boys at my school struggle with reading. Most are more interested in video games and outdoor activities than books. Our school is not an anomaly. Many boys at my school str ...

On 200th Birthday, There’s No ‘Bah Humbug’ for Charles Dickens
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

‘Tis the season for “Bah Humbug” and “God bless us every one,” especially as the world caps off a year of celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of novelist Charles Dickens. ...

Note to Stink Bugs: Die!
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What's next, frogs and locusts? I DON'T WANT to keep harping about this climate chang ...

The Place of the Green Wand
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Theodore Deppe Something called a GiveBox appeared / this fall on Falckensteinstrasse, and my first gift Some ...

The Fracture of Good Order
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era. Oxford University Press ...

The Circle of Life
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nyambura J. Njoroge Adapted from "Women as Compassionate Champions: The Doers and the Leaders," by Nyambura J. Njorage, in Wome ...

Power and the Poor
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

poverty rate from 19 percent to 11 percent. Smiley and West successfully contend that government programs ...

Assassins and Psychopaths
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Three of the best films of the year: Samsara, Looper, and Seven Psychopaths. THREE OF THE best ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter I Told My Soul to Sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson by Kristin LeMay / Grace and Mercy by Jonathan Butler / Gather at t ...

Vehicles for Grace
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Francisco X. Stork Betsy Shirley talks to author Francisco X. Stork abou ...

QUIRK: We. Can't. Breathe. (or Stephen Colbert Does Liturgical Dance)
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic and sometimes CCD teacher, does a "liturgical dance" number to the hymn, "King of Glory." You're welcome. Stephen ...

CULTURE WATCH: Yeasayer — Musical Mad Scientists
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

There are some artists whose work leaves you walking away thinking, “How in the world did they do that?” The Yeasayer performance at the 9:30 Club in D.C. on Nov. 15 was one such performance. ...

The Borgias: New Book Aims to Dispel the “Black Legend” of the Papacy
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY -- Their lives steeped in intrigue, treason and lust, and set against a backdrop of luscious Italian landscapes and Renaissance masterpieces, the Borgias are probably the most famous -- or infamou ...

'Life of Pi:' A Story to 'Make You Believe in God'
Originally Posted: 11/22/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

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Einstein's Compass
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 12:27pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Trevor Scott Barton wrote this poem after reading Subtle Is The Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais. Editor's Note: Tr ...

In the Stacks, November 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 11:25am | 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 ...

CULTURE WATCH: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A Different Kind of Hip Hop
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

Seattle based hip hop group Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who recently hit number one on the iTunes album charts and stopped by D.C.’s 9:30 club on Nov. 13, chose a different approach to the whole clothing concep ...

ICYMI: Andrew Bird's 'Hands of Glory'
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

Church Dec. 19-21 and New York’s Riverside Church Dec. 10-11. The performances will concentrate mainly ...

A Search for Self in a Season of Stuff
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

While November and December are supposed to center on celebrations of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, the emphasis has shifted with each passing year toward a collective carnival of capitalism, or in othe ...

'Lincoln:' An Honestly Good Movie
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

A review of the new movie 'Lincoln.' Abraham Lincoln was a storyteller, so it’s fitting that his story has been hashed out on the silver screen — without  vampires ...

Election Night Jitters: A Video Playlist
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 6:43pm | Type: Blog

to the People," by John Lennon 18.   "Peace, Love and Understanding," by Elvis Costello 19 ...

Steve Taylor on Leaving Music for Film, Returning to Music, the Election and Other Scary Things
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Steve Taylor, film director and rock hero, visits our (mine and Jordan Green's) Homebrewed Christianity podcast to talk about the disappointing theater run of his film, Blue Like Jazz, what made him leave ...

In the Stacks, November 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 3:12pm | 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 ...

VIDEOS: Caroline Herring
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors "The social justice singer-songwriter of her generation." Our CultureWatch lead story f ...

'Honey, We Are Home'
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Get used to the idea of a married Jesus. BELATED CONGRATULATIONS to Jesus Christ after recent r ...

Abrahamic Faiths on Peace
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War. Palgrave Ma ...

The Ground is Shifting
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Glen H. Stassen Excerpt from A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age, by Glen H. Stassen ...

Battles for Self
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins It's a mark of the moral complexity of The Master that it can critique the damage done by demonic religion while hono ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron / Silver and Gold by Sufjan Stevens / Star of Wonder by Mary Lee Wile / The Food and Feast ...

Singing the Stories Untold
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 6:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Silas House Caroline Herring makes truth-telling a mission in her music. SINGER-SONGWRITER Caroline Herring w ...

When You Are a Child
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Sandra M. Tully You wait a long time for Christmas morning drifting asleep even as the ebony slate of sky shatters in clarion silence Glory, Hallelujah! and shepherds in th ...

Freelance Whales Treat Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Freelance Whales’ performance on Wednesday was a bit like my experience with Hurricane Sandy: One minute was jubilation at the prospect of no work for two days, and the next minute was a mellowed out restlessn ...

November 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Product

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November 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Pay Attention: An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Mary Oliver
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 12:55am | Type: Blog

Perhaps the most important take away from the evening came from Oliver during a question and answer time after the readings. She said something like this: “Pay attention. Be astonished. And tell about it. We’r ...

On Love: 'Looper' and C.S. Lewis
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Can love be perverted? A careful look at Looper and The Great Divorce will help us answer that question. As the credits rolled after  Looper  in a packed Chinatown movie t ...

On Analysis and the Holy
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

What is it that music actually does? What is that thing? I'm not entirely sure....It affects the world around us. It engages the world around us. Sound waves travel through various substances -- with grea ...

In New Interview, Macca Says Yoko Did NOT Break Up the Beatles
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Paul McCartney says that Yoko Ono isn't at fault for splitting the Beatles or tearing John Lennon away from the group in an upcoming TV interview with David Frost, the BBC reports. ...

Riding Out the Storm: A Video Playlist
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 6:26pm | Type: Blog

For our brothers and sisters on the East Coast, in the path of the storm they call "Sandy," I've put together a little music for you to help pass the time. Sending you prayers of protection, pea ...

Weekend Musicking: Seven-String Goodness
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 1:36am | Type: Blog

It's been a very musical weekend. Pictured at left is a Foster 7-string guitar. It's just like a traditional 6-string acoustic, but with the added rumble of a low-b string. It's an interesting ...

GGNFT: Two Irish Boys Cover 'We Found Love (in a Hopeless Place)' SQUEEEEE!!!!
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

God Girl's New Favorite Thing for Oct. 25, 2012: Two Irish boys cover Rihanna's "We Found Love in a Hopeless Place,"... which gives her hope in a zillion ways. She tracked them down in Irel ...

Links of Awesomeness: October 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

Today's awesome links! Finally Google Streetview has made its way to the Grand Canyon. It's like the same thing as seeing it in person, right? [via Laughin ...

Links of Awesomeness: October 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Today's awesome Links! Videochat karaoke with Zooey Deschanel? YES PLEASE! Paste Magazine has been pumping out sweet videos from this year's Newport Folk Festival ...

Kimbra: Eccentric But Enjoyable
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

On the whole, Kimbra’s music is enjoyable, particularly live. Her giddy disposition seems genuine, and it definitely raises crowd morale. It’s easy to tell that she loves what she does, and she’s good at it. K ...