Posts Tagged ‘Sojourners’

Featured in THE LINE Documentary (watch full)

Produced by Sojourners, World Vision, OxFam, Bread for the World, and Christian Community Development Association, this short film documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. Across America, millions are struggling every day to make it above The Line. It was my honor to interview for the film, and…

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The Neighborhood Watch: Story of the Blind Samaritan

*Julian is a regular contributor to Sojourners’ publications. This article can be found there at: http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/07/19/neighborhood-watch-story-blind-samaritan* First there is smoke on the highway — thick and black, as if the unknown fire was still burning. As I draw closer, the source of the dark clouds becomes clear — a car is on fire. Even though it is happening on the…

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Stale Words in Fresh Tragedies (Boston Marathon)

*Julian is a regular contributor to Sojourners’ publications. This article can be found there at: http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/04/25/stale-words-fresh-tragedies Something happened last week and I still can’t shake the funk of it off me. It happened in Boston and Texas; I saw it in Chicago as well, and the week before in Afghanistan. Last Sunday I tried to be…

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Shooting Down Easter (on Gun Control)

*Julian is a regular contributor for Sojourners publications. The original article, with comments, can be found here: http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/03/30/shooting-down-easter The conversation yelling match around gun control is exhausting — both in terms of the ethical boundaries each side will breach to advance its cause, and the way our rhetoric has turned into an exercise in “crash-testing:” we always hit a wall…

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Hearing the New Questions

*Julian is a regular contributor to Sojourners publications. The orignal article, and comments, can be found here: http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/01/14/hearing-new-questions Editor’s Note: This post is part of our monthly newsletter Faith in Action. To sign up for the newsletter, complete with commentary and resources for church leaders and mobilizers, click HERE.  Photo: Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, Mesut Dogan As the…

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Forgetting the Children of Sandy Hook: How We’ve Become the Friends of Job

*Julian is a regular contributor to Sojourners publications. The original article, and comments, can be found here: http://sojo.net/blogs/2012/12/20/forgetting-children-sandy-hook-how-we%E2%80%99ve-become-friends-job *If you have not read the Book of Job, this pastor recommends it as a must-read during this time of national crisis. There is much to digest; it requires no theological confession (only a sincere concern for humanity); and…

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Chicago’s Violence (a deeper look)

Because I do think it’s deeper than guns…This article I wrote in June 2012 and appeared in “Sojourners” — here it is for you. Even includes some of the work @UChurchChi (University Church, where I pastor) is doing. Click the link below. http://sojo.net/blogs/2012/06/27/nursing-trauma-how-one-church-going-after-chicago%E2%80%99s-violence-epidemic

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