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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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Listen to it Loud

"Listen to it loud!" That was the advice that came with a disc of the new film, I Bring What I Love, about Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who has worked for social justice in Africa.
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Free Music Monday: The Welcome Wagon

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev.
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In the Footsteps of Jesus?

Angels and Demons, the movie inspired by Dan Brown's novel by the same title, has raked in nearly $190 million worldwide (with approximately $90 million in the U.S.) in only its second wee
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Eschatology or Bigotry?

A couple of weeks ago on Glenn Beck's talk radio show, a woman called in to suggest that because President Obama appears to be raising the tax rate to around the same as what it was under President
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The Hole in Our Gospel: Interview with World Vision's Richard Stearns

As the pastor of a church with a deep desire to love others as Christ would, I've recently been telling folks, "If you only read one book this year, then you must read
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