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'What the Arizona?': Silence is not an Option in the Immigration Debate

I know that there are many of you that are engaging, debating, learning, and wrestling with the issue known to most as immigration reform or known to others as, "What the Arizona?" And these debates and discussion will continue with more and more incidents like
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Video: Vulture Funds' Absurd Assaults on the Global Poor

Do secondary debt markets, hedge funds, and offshore banking make you want to dance? Probably not.
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Why Glenn Beck is a Danger to True Evangelical Theology

I watched the Glenn Beck show on Fox News yesterday. His topic was how churches that are using the term, "social justice" are misinterpreting scripture in order to spread Marxism.
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A Psalm for Mine Worker Justice

Yesterday, I read through psalm after psalm searching for the "right" one to read at the opening of the
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Christian Zionism: Theology that Legitimates Oppression

I recently returned from a speaking engagement at the Bethlehem Bible College; and what I witnessed firsthand sent chills up my back. Listening to the horror stories told to me by oppressed Palestinians elicited feelings ranging from indignation to compassion.
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Civility: The Problem of Being Nice

In March, I signed The Civility Covenant issued by the folks at Sojourners.
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Iran's Nuclear Deal: A Success for Sanctions Diplomacy

The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turkey and Brazil is a positive development that deserves U.S. support.
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What is the Gospel?

Last week at her blog, Rachel Held Evans proposed the question "What is the Gospel?" She received some interesting responses, dem
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Don't Let the Banks Buy Congress

In a frank admission a year ago, Senator Dick Durbin put it bluntly: "Frankly, the banks run this place." Perhaps they deserve to. After all, they pay enough for the privilege.
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New Research on Why Nonviolence Works

I was in a "webinar" (live online presentation thingy) recently with Erica Chenoweth from Wesleyan University.
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