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The Radical Love of Jesus

When I was a little girl, Easter morning in my house smelled of vinegar and cloves. We were up early, before sunrise to see the sun shout. My father would attend an Easter sunrise service with his Masonic lodge, my mother would bake the Easter ham, and I would dye the Easter eggs.
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'God, is it Okay to Be Afraid Now?'

I gave up fear for Lent. That seemed like a good and perhaps even holy idea at the time.
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The Darkness of Easy Hate and the Light of Easter's Love

Hate is easy and the domain of the lazy. This insight came in the darkness of the early morning. I wish I could say that it was due to a Lenten meditation that pierced my own darkness, but alas, it rose as I got up too late to do my study.
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'Jesus Never Stopped Being a Faithful Jew'

As we approach the climax of Holy Week, James Carroll offers an appropriate caution
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Video: Glenn Beck Meets with Jim Wallis for Social Justice Dialogue

Though Jim Wallis is allegedly on vacation with his family this week, we were able to obtain footage of a top secret meeting between Jim and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck!

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Bill To Reject Bipartisanship Receives Broad Bipartisan Support

Leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives hailed the passage of landmark legislation on Tuesday that rejects bipartisanship once and for all.
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Biden and Palin Upstage Obama with Bipartisan Diplomacy

On the heels of President Barack Obama's surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan on Sunday, Vice President Joseph Biden and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin revealed a surprise of their own:
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Archbishop Tutu Underwhelmed With U.S. Version of 'Reconciliation'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's excitement that Congressional leaders were going through a process known as 'reconciliation' was abated last week when he learned that the procedure was not, in fact, a healing process for two bitterly feuding parties, but rather a technical congressional procedure designed to address budget items and bypass a filibuster.
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U.S. Anti-immigration Law Sparks International Exodus

A legislative victory by opponents of immigration has had the unintended consequence of forcing the deportation of almost every U.S. citizen to their country of ancestral origin.
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(Some) Palestinians Allowed to Travel to Jerusalem for Easter

The Israeli Embassy has confirmed this afternoon with Sojourners that travel re
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