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Underwear For a Cause

Recently I walked through downtown Austin in my underwear. Okay, so it was actually men's boxers and an undershirt, but still, technically, underwear.
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What Celebrities Can Teach Christians about Simple Living

In my Culture Watch piece in the December issue of Sojou
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Harry Potter and Social Justice

Seeking justice for the oppressed. Working to end the connection of child slavery to chocolate. Helping heal a devastated Haiti.
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The Social Network, Immigration, and Imago Dei

I haven't had the energy to sit down in a while to blog. Somewhere between the multiple Google calendars and multiple modes of communication life over-shared with me.
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A Hymn for Economic Justice: 'Zacchaeus was a Tax Man'

Many people grew up enjoying the song, "Zacchaeus was a wee little man," celebrating this beloved story of Jesus and a tax collector.
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5 Books on the Nitty-Gritty of Nonviolence

In the November issue of Sojourners, Rose Marie Berger reviews seve
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5 Books on Making Nonviolence Work in a Scary World

In the November issue of Sojourners, Rose Marie Berger reviews seve
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7 Essential Tips for Fitting in With the Christian Literary Underground Scene Near You!

While perusing everything from Amish fiction to Zondervan's latest publications at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing this past April, I discovered what we here at Sojourners affectionately call the "Christian Literary Underground" -- a small group of literary magazines and independent book publishers that have "staked a cl
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Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite A People

Nicholas Kristof dubbed the film Budrus, "this year's must-see documentary," noting that the fil
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Climate Refugees: A Cordial Introduction

[Editor's Note: On October 10 (10.10.10), 350.org is coordinating 2700 events in 150 countries to address the concerns of climate change together as a planet.
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