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There's Just Something About Madea

The first three screenings of Tyler Perry's new film, Madea Goes to Jail, that I tried to go to last week were sold out. When I finally did get a ticket, I had one of the last single seats in the suburban theater where the 103-minute "dramedy" was playing on two screens simultaneously.
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Vote in the M2EP FilmMaker Challenge

In preparation for the upcoming Mobilization to End Poverty on April 26th - 29th, Sojourners and World Vision have launched their first ever
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Is A-Rod Forgiveable?

Over brunch with my husband and one of my best guy friends last weekend, conversation turned, as it does, to Major League Baseball, doping and the nature of sin.
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Waltz with Bashir: Drawing a Massacre from Memory

Each time I write about the Middle East, I feel compelled to repeat three concepts.
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Happy Birthday Darwin!

In commemoration of Charles Robert Darwin's 200th birthday, Darwin Day Celebration, a nonprofit 501(c)3 educational corporation, is hosting Darwin Day. This international celebration of science and humanity is held on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born.
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Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies

Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation?
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The 'War on Drugs' in Tulia, Texas

On July 23, 1999, undercover narcotics agent Tom Coleman executed one of the biggest drug busts in Texas history.
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Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: Neo-Apologetics and a Return to Civility

Chicago's own Dwight L. Moody, the great American evangelist of the 19th century, once said that of 100 people, one would read the Bible, and the other 99 would "read the Christian."
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Mobilizing Art Against Poverty

Last week, I read this quote by John Piper: "...the weeping of the saints at the loss of precious souls is, paradoxically, the weeping of joy in God." I believe that is what God wants for me and fo
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Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'

Former President Jimmy Carter just published a new book about the ongoing violent unrest in the Middle East titled, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work.
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