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Glenn Beck vs. Christ the Liberator

After his colossal "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., Glenn Beck took aim at one of his favorite targets, Barack Obama, but in a novel way.
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Americans Lost Freedom in Iraq: D

As you read this post, please understand, I'm not a pacifist. I was raised in a politically conservative family. My dad is a proud WWII vet. My only brother retired from the U.S. Air Force.
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The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

The emotion that grips me this morning, after watching President Obama's speech last night and listening to the commentary about the "end of our combat mission in Iraq," is a deep sadness.
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Creating Liberated Spaces in a Post Colonial World

Emergent Village will be hosting its annual Theological Conversation this year in Atlanta, GA from Nov.
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On Glenn Beck and the Restoring Honor Rally (Part II)

Glenn Beck is wrong on so much: wrong on social justice and liberation theology. His logic is often flawed. He is much too prone to use Nazism as an inappropriate analogy for what happens in contemporary America. He is one of the most divisive voices speaking in the United States today.
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On Glenn Beck and the Restoring Honor Rally (Part I)

When the nation is the object of one's highest concern; when national documents are considered holy scripture; when the nation's founders and historical figures are lifted to the status of demi-god
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Sabbath for All?

In the September-October issue of
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Why I'm at Sojourners

I was concerned last week when I received a phone call from a person who informed me that there was no way I could both be a Christian and work for Sojourners.
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Heading off Next Year's Deadliest War

The stakes in Sudan are high, as there are less than six months until south Sudan is slated to vote on independence.
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