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The Lazarus Effect: The Miracle of AIDS Treatment in Zambia

When I got a press release announcing that Spike Jonze was the executive producer of The Lazarus Effect,
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Cosmic Child Abuse?: Mark Driscoll, N.T. Wright and Atonement that does Jesus Justice

British Evangelist Steve Chalke upset a lot of evangelicals of a reformed bent with two little paragraphs in (his book that has so much worth reading in it beyond what has got all the attention)
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Christian Anti-Logic and Immigration Reform

The issue of illegal immigration in the United States requires an anti-logic of radical love. (The anti-logic I propose is not fallacious logic. The distinction is a topic for another essay.) Christianity is a counter-intuitive religion.
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Ignoramus Racial Moments and Interracial Adoption

Sometimes in life you learn best not from the times that you shine, but from the times that you act like a total ignoramus. It seems that racism and fear of outsiders are on the rise in the U.S.A.
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Glenn Beck Attacks Churches on Climate Change

I thought Glenn Beck must have moved on to other things, but the other night, he went back to his attack on social justice churches. This time the issue was climate change.
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Responding to a Shocking Image of the Gulf Oil Spill's Scope

NASA released a new image yesterday that shows a large column of oil heading from the Deepwater Horizon rig site in the Gulf of Mexico out into the open ocean, a startling and heartbreaking indicat
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New Study Reveals Deepening Racial Wealth Gap

One's wealth is determined by the value of one's assets minus one's debt.
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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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