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Interview with a 'Hopeful Skeptic' Nick Fielder

I first connected Nick Fiedler at Soularize 2007 and have since followed the adventures of this Atlanta-based twenty-something writer, podcaster, Apple employee, world traveler, and amateur s
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Disney's A Christmas Carol: A Missed Opportunity

Disney's new high-tech, 3-D animated version of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, already a box office smash well before Thanksgiving, is a film that comes with high expectations.
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Climate Justice Clips: Burning for Change

As we reflect on the current economic crisis and the Copenhagen Climate Summit, I'm reminded of the documentary The Burning Season, which
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Dive!: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dumpster Diving but Were Afraid to Ask

A confession: When I first saw publicity for Dive! I forwarded it to my main dumpster diving partner with the subject line: "great." As in, "great, now dumpster diving will become more popular and we'll have more competition."
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Make Your Wish List a Giving List

I have mixed feelings about wish lists. They rob Christmas of creativity, surprise, and personal contact, but they make shopping much, much easier.
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An Open Letter from Sojourners to Zondervan

We at Sojourners, in solidarity with our Asian American sisters and brothers, affirm the act of repentance by Zondervan in its
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When Everything Changed: 50 Years of Women's Progress

In the first year of Gail Collins's survey of "the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present," I turned 12.
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Human Trafficking, Justice, and CSI

I've gotten used to popular TV shows going the after-school special route and highlighting some issue or another. Granted, it boosts their ratings, but it also brings attention to issues that need attention.
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