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The (Second) Worst Religious Idea of the Decade

Earlier this month, the nice folks over at The Washington Post's Outlook section asked me to write an essay about what I thought the worst religious idea of the past decade was. I ended up giving them two essays, as I couldn't quite decide which I thought was "worse."
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'Irreconcilable Islam' and Irascible Christianity, Part 2

[continued from part 1] If duplicity were the only moral failing in Gi
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Gingrich Labels 'Irreconcilable Wing of Islam' but Ignores Irascible Christianity

"'Tell me what distinguishes the murderer at Fort Hood, the people we arrested in Denver and Detroit and New York, and the five people who were just picked up in Pakistan?'" Former House Speaker Ne
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If They Are Too Big To Fail, Let's Make Them Smaller

We're off and running. I am headed for the airport to go to Detroit for the first leg in our book tour for Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street-A Moral Compass for the New Economy.
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Redirect: What are you singing?

Redirect to What Are You Singing Series

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The Nazareth Declaration

On November 20, 2009, to considerable media fanfare, a group of 140 senior Christian leaders issued 'The Manhattan Declaration.' In brief, it calls fo
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An Indigenous Ecuadorian Christian Activist Takes on Big Oil

Earlier this year, Luis Yanza, who is featured in the documentary Crude, sat down with Sojourners assistant editor Elizabeth Palmberg to tal
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In Defense of Congregational Singing

Church music was my first language. I was raised in a church tradition that did not allow musical instruments in worship.
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Could Church Become a Playground for All?

Malcolm Gladwell, in his popular book The Tipping Point, names three types of people who do the work of making social movements succeed: Connectors, who bring us together, Mavens, who conn
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