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Happy Birthday, Billy Graham

As a 30-something Christian in the U.S., I just want to wish Dr. Billy Graham a happy 90th birthday. I appreciate your humility and unwavering commitment to evangelism. Your marriage to Ruth was an example of grace and commitment. May God grant you strength, peace, and blessings.
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Fireproof Marriages?

I'd heard the buzz within Christians circles about the "number one inspirational film in America." Everything from "this movie shows what true faith really is" to "this movie will save your marria
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Why Does God Need a Starship?

[Editor's Note: In Sojourners' newest issue there's an
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The Other Meltdown

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S.
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Party for Your Right to Fight Poverty

This week, a number of "awareness days" fall on the calendar-October 16 was World Food Day, today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17-19 are the Millenium Development Gr
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Spiritually-Inflected Science Fiction

Some -- okay, a lot -- of science fiction treats religion, and even spirituality, as pre-rational claptrap or dangerous authoritarianism.
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Changeling and the Spirituality of Activism

Clint Eastwood's latest feature Changeling (opens October 24) depicts the real life story of Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie), a working class single mom living in Los Angeles circa 1928.
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No Conviction

In a world where following Christ is decreed to be a subversive and illegal activity, you have been accused of being a believer, arrested, and dragged before a court.
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Make Culture, Not War

Not quite 200 years ago, the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley said something that is perhaps more true today than when he first put it down on paper: "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
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Bill Maher's Religulous: Polemic Based on Cynical Preconceptions

Bill Maher is that rare thing: a media figure unafraid to say what he really thinks.
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