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Friday Links Round-Up

iPhones. Broken oil rigs. The World Cup. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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Why Christianity and July 4th are Incompatible

I want to start out this post with two huge disclaimers: What I am about to write may sound radical or irrational to some.
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Getting Past False Debates

Yesterday, President Barack Obama spoke on the moral issue of reforming a "broken and dangerous" immigration system, in a speech that grew
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Video: President's Address on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Obama spoke at American University yesterday and called for both parties to come together to fix a broken immigration system.
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Fixing Immigration: President Obama's Speech

President Obama is getting no respite from contentious issues. Today, speaking at American University's School of International Service, he tackled immigration reform, held hostage for decades, he said, by political posturing.
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It's Time to End This War

After his unanimous approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee as the new Afghan war commander, General David Petraeus was pictured in The Washington Post with a broad smile and thu
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Calling People to Faith

Several months ago, I was invited to speak at Lifest, a Christian festival in Wisconsin with more than 100 musicians and 50 speakers that
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On Arizona, Artists Speak Up, Refuse to Play

As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow creative types respond to injustice or need.
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