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The Emerging Church Brand: The Good, the Bad, and the Messy

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "
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Living into the Hope of the Resurrection

I have never been as conscious of the incredible hope of the Easter message as I have been this last Easter.
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A Reading for April 15: The Parable of the Taxpayer

This time of year it is useful to recount the parable of the angry taxpayer (from the VERY New Testament).
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Why Outsider Critiques are Important for Emergent

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "
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Tragic Anniversaries and Embodying Resurrection Hope

This week is a confluence of anniversaries. April 7 was the 16th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda where more than 800,000 died in a few days.
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Justice Stevens Hasn't Moved, the Supreme Court Has

There's an old story about a man and his wife driving into town one evening.
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An Open Letter to Parents Who Owe Child Support

The legal definition of Child Support is "periodic monetary payments by the non-custodial parent for the care of his or her minor child." In our country, non-custodial parents are usually obligat
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This Is What the Emerging Church Looks Like?

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "
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Enough Jawboning: A Bold but Hopeful Proposal for Middle East Peace

There is a biblical story in which Samson used the jawbone of an ass to defeat his enemies. Today some politicians seem to think "jawboning" -- talk and more talk, whether sweet or angry -- can actually win peace in the Middle East. But it will take much stronger action.
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Nonviolence: What About Hitler?

In any in-depth conversation about the effectiveness of nonviolence as a strategy, this question always comes up: Would these nonviolent strategies have worked against the Nazis?
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