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The Next Evangelicalism: Interview with Soong-Chan Rah, Part 1

You can't do church in the 21st century without a vision for cultural diversity, says author and theologian Soong-Chan Rah.
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A Necessary Film for Anyone Who Eats Food

"The industry doesn't want you to know the truth about what you are eating, because if you knew you might not want to eat it " - Food, Inc.
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Thank You, Michael

Only God can or ought to judge Michael Jackson's personal life. We do not have enough information to judge his behavior, but we do know that we have lost a true musical genius.
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Mourning a Michael Jackson Who Had Died Long Ago

Let the wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage continue.
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The Brilliance and Mystery of Michael Jackson

It's not like you need another Michael Jackson tribute or post, but oh well
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Dear Hacker: Letters to the Man Who Hijacked My E-mail Account

One day last month, friends and family from around the world flooded me with messages alerting me to some suspicious activity in my yahoo e-mail account
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Do a New Thing: 20 Years After Spike Lee's Groundbreaking Film on Race in America

It's hot in Chicago. Summer is officially doing its thing.
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My Interview with Jon Stewart

"A joyful heart is good medicine," the scriptures say in Proverbs 17:22. Laughter truly is good for the soul, and quite possibly a democracy. I have often said that the Hebrew prophets used humor and satire as they spoke truth to power.
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Rethink Afghanistan

An interview with a man and his children in an Internally Displaced Person (refugee) camp quickly devolves into a father desperately trying to sell his smallest child to the cameraman.
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The Mosque in Morgantown: Finding Our Religion within American Pluralism

In March, I had lunch with Asra Nomani at Sticky Fingers, the vegan bakery across from the Sojourners office.
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