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It Will Take a Mission

This week, in President Barack Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word.
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Drone Attacks Increase Under Obama Administration

Last night I googled the words "drone attacks Obama" to verify if President Obama has indeed increased unmanned
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The Ultimate Insult? Call a Man a Woman

I am not a hockey fan. I am the wife of a long-suffering Cubs fan, and by marriage I have learned all I know about baseball, football, and basketball from my husband.
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Bloody Sunday and Telling the Truth

For 14 people in my homeland, northern Ireland -- a place whose divisions are so fully on the surface that we still can't agree what to call it (the reason I spell it with a small 'n') -- the clocks stopped on January 30, 1972.
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My Initial Response to President Obama's Speech

I was glad the president emphasized the need to break our addiction to oil in his speech last night, and I thought he did a good job of demonstrating commitment to the people of the Gulf region.
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Dear Red-Headed God?

There has been a fair amount of conversation at House for All Sinners and Saints recently about the use of inclusive language for God.
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The Revolution of the Heart Begins in Community

For nearly two months oil has gushed into the Gulf because of BP's government-endorsed "error." The environmental destruction has reached epic prop
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Immigration, Children, and the Way of Jesus

Last month, an encounter between Michelle Obama and a Latina child in a suburban Maryland school brought into sharp relief one of the most pressing issues surrounding U.S.
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