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My Green Hangover

Yikes. It has been a long month, and it is technically not over yet. Green jargon and advertising every place your eyes dare to settle.
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Packaging the Voice of the Other

After the synchroblog last week and all the discussions surrounding the question of if the emerging church is too white, I've had a number of interesting discussions regarding the ways in which the voice of the subjugated other (subaltern) finds a space
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The God Who Sees

When I was in second grade handball was all the rage. We played it with big red rubber balls against backboards on the playground.
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'Doing God's Work': A Moral Case for Financial Reform

As financial reform legislation stalls in the Senate for the moment and embattled Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein testifies today before a congressional subcommittee, faith-based organizations an
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Which Party is the Biggest Spender? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. All of the Above

In a recent New York Times column, David Brooks laments the loss of the political center.
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Wall Street and the Crisis of Urban Violence

As an urban minister and a political professional, there have been two big news stories that I have followed with some level interest recently.
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Ignoble Indifference: Evangelicals, Race, and GLBT Issues

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "
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Regulating Wall Street's House-of-Cards Casino

Last month, the Guinness World Records folks certified American Bryan Berg as building the world's largest house of cards, a replica of a hotel and casino in Macau.
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