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The Clay Talks Back

"You are the Potter, I am the clay." I grew up singing that in youth group at church -- but never with very much enthusiasm.
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Refracting America Through 9/11 Lens

"Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Time to Break the Silence

[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will feature a series of posts on the
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Hymn for Pakistan: "Whatever You Do"

This hymn can be a helpful one for churches seeking to support the relief efforts in Pakistan.
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'Religion Everywhere, But None to Drink': God at the Aspen Ideas Festival (Part II)

Three distinctive views about people of religious faith became apparent at this summer's Asp
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King: A Watering Hole Moment

[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will featu
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Are Christians the Only Children of God?

In the film "Dead Man Walking", shortly before Matthew Poncelet (played by Sean Penn) is executed, there's a scene where Poncelet confesses his crime of rape and murder.
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American Muslims Are Not Responsible for 9/11

For the sake of resting my soul, while I was on vacation with my wife and boys, I was sure not to watch any cable news.
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A Different Idea for Ground Zero

Here's an idea for people who are unhappy about having an Islamic Center near the site of the World Trade Center, especially if those people are Bible-believing Christians and/or defenders of the U
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Is Obama a Christian? Cathleen Falsani Responds on CNN

Sojourners magazine columnist Cathleen Falsani was interviewed on CNN last Sunday about her 2004 conversation with then-Senator Barack Obama
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