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Bad Theology in the House of Representatives

Wednesday morning I listened to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on "The Ethical Imperative for Reform of Our Immi
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Follow the Money

That could be the conclusion of an op-ed piece in the New York Times, "Economics Behaving Badly." P
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The Importance of Being Engineers

I often say that one of my favorite parts of being a pastor for 24 years was pronouncing the benediction each week at the end of gathered worship.
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Excuse Me, Senator Grassley, Did I Hear You Correctly?

Every so often I read something in print, and I think to myself, did he/she really say that?
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Changing the Script on Political Theology

When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book
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Controversy in Wisconsin

It was a nice invitation, not unlike many I've received before.
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Make it Right: Bring Jobs to the Wetlands

Before the Gulf Coast's 100-percent-human-made oil spill disaster, there was Katrina. That hurricane wasn't the strongest to hit New Orleans.
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The Meaning Behind 'Saved Through Childbearing'

Certainly one of the most puzzling remarks in Paul's writings is found in 1 Timothy 2:15, "But women will be saved through
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'Gentrification Kills': Confronted by the Writing on the Wall

Every morning I walk to my job -- from my neighborhood that sits on a hill along the edge of Howard University's campus into the heart of Columbia Heights.
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How Technology Fought Human Trafficking

A couple of months ago, the MetaFilter weblog community came together to rescue a couple of young Russian women from the clutches of a
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