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The Story and Voice of Sung-Bong Choi

Have you heard the story of Sung-Bong Choi? I absolutely love these kinds of stories. And it's not that I just love these kinds of stories, I need these kinds of stories. Perhaps, we all need these kind of stories.
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My Summer Reading Recommendations

Here are a few books I've been reading and would like to recommend to you for the coming summer:
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Friday Links Round Up: Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute.

Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Are you a new vegetarian? Some tips.
  • Kathy Khang shares more about her experience with depression.
  • Don't you sometimes wish you could just hit the mute button?

"Pentecost is God's 'show-and-tell' lesson that after the incarnation no one people has a purchase on the fullness of God. No single denomination, no one race, no one ethnicity, and no one socioeconomic group mediates God's fullness to the world. Diversity is an essential attribute of a Spirit-filled church (Acts 2:8,18)."

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Music, Art, and the Pursuit of Justice

I love that the Wild Goose Festival is described as festival of justice, spirituality, music, and art.
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Why People of Color Should Attend the Wild Goose Festival

This June, I plan to attend the Wild Goose Festival, an arts, music, justice, and spirituality festival in Shakori Hills, North Carolina. My appeal to you is simple.
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Worship Songs for a New Generation: 'Hold On to Love'

Much ink has been spilled about the so-called "love songs to Jesus" many of us sing week after week at church.
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Choosing Priest Instead of Princess: The Pitfalls of Ransomed Heart Ministries

Growing up, I had never heard of John and Stasi Eldredge's Ransomed Heart Ministries and their co-written book,
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A Song and Reflection on Immigration and the Border Town

I was recently arguing the case of my friend Rosanna with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official over at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, a major performance venue in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Facebook, Freedom Riders, and Other Lessons in Nonviolent Activism

By the time Egyptian activists in Tahrir square had ousted Mubarak, I'd read more articles labeling it a "Facebook revolution" than you can wave a shoe at.
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Christians and the Common Good

For the longest time, when Christians have thought about political engagement, they have often begun the discussion with the question: What is the biblical role of government?
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