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An Ordination by Archbishop Tutu and Valentine's Day Justice

On Saturday, Jan. 30, I attended a service in which one of my colleagues was being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church together with ten others who were being ordained either as priests or deacons. The presiding bishop was Archbishop Desmond Tutu! He delivered the sermon.
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'I don't live for the Jesus who eats red meat, drinks beer, and beats on other men.'

Several weeks ago, I had an extensive phone interview with a reporter from The New York Times about the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the wide and nebulous net of "evangelical churches." The reporter had come across one of my previous blog entries
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Glenn Beck, Come Drink Some Kool-Aid with Me

100202-glenn-beckI used to be just like Glenn Beck, only without the multi-million dollar TV show: I used to get attention by angrily, and humorously, attacking politicians. I'm ashamed of how I acted back then. And now, of all people, it's Glenn Beck who's attacking me on TV for it...

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Haiti: Living and Loving Through Tragedy

I was at the supermarket at my home in Florida with my two young daughters when my sister-in-law called to ask if I'd heard that there had been an earthquake in Haiti. I was a bit stunned. "Earthquake?" I said. Are you sure? She said it was 7.0. That didn't quite register for me. Then she said it was catastrophic.
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Who's Succeeding at Making Churches More Multiracial?

A recent Time magazine article traced the racial transformations of
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Break the Chains of Haiti's Debt

Over the last few weeks, we have seen an incredible international response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti. U.S. citizens are generously giving; the U.S.
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Reinvigorating the Discourse on Just War and Pacifism

Before I went to Iraq with my friend and fellow God's Politics contributor
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