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Biden vs. Cheney on Afghanistan, the Unpopularity of Lamentation, and Shutter Island

Joe Biden appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows last week to defend the Obama administration from Dick Cheney's disgraceful attacks, which appear to suggest his earlier bloodlust has not yet be
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African Lent

Here's an idea for Lent that will do more good than giving up desserts: Read a book about contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. It's not a penance, though it can hurt.
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Interview with Brian McLaren About 'A New Kind of Christianity'

Author Brian McLaren's A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That
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A Reconciliation Reading List for Black History Month

More Than Equals, co-authored by Chris Rice and the late Spencer Perkins, is considered one of the pivotal books in the Christian racial reconciliation movement that found its greatest momentum in the early and mid-1990s.
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What if the Church were Christian?

As I stated in an earlier blog post, the juxtaposition of reading Philip Gulley's book
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Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness

One of the reasons the St. Francis quip, "Preach the gospel always, if necessary use words," is so often quoted is because it pokes fun at Christians' propensity to think sharing our faith is primarily about words. And for good reason.
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Examining El Salvador's Past and Potential

Tomorrow, Jamie Moffett, director of The Ordinary Radicals, will debut the first seven minutes of his documentary Return to El Salvado
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