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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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Ten Commandments for Bloggers

The Evangelical Alliance in the UK recently held a "Godblogs" conference, bringing Christian bloggers together to discuss a Christian approach to blogging.
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Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 2)

[Continued from part 1] I began to wonder what the TBN folks would think of me, a heavily tattooed Christian progressive from a liturgical denomination. How would people in their theological camp respond to my preaching? Would they think, as I do of them, that I misuse scripture?
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Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 1)

To say that Christian television is "not my thing" doesn't even get close.
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