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Is Western Christianity Suffering From Spiritual Amnesia?

In the 1990s, I taught history and theology at an evangelical college, a place where the students were serious young Christians.
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Power and the Emerging Church

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners article "
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We are Exiles Who Follow an Alien, Undocumented, Migrant Messiah

There's a scene in the film Food, Inc. that reveals the hypocrisy at the heart of U.S.
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This I Believe

One of the best gifts I received when I finished grad school was a book called
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Video: Jim Wallis Debates Arizona Immigration Law on CBN

Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- A Moral Compass for the New Economy, CEO of Sojourners and blogs at www.godspolitics.com.
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Images from White House Immigration Rally and Civil Disobedience

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and 34 other immigration rights advocates were arrested during a demonstration at the White House on Saturday.
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Why Flobots Is Doing a May Day Concert in Arizona (+Free Download)

I am a rapper. I rap in a band called Flobots. Today is day one of our spring tour promoting our new album Survival Story, so I am writing this from a tour bus in a hotel parking lot in Albuquerque.
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Slavery is Alive and Well ... For Now

It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?
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Why My Conservative Business Friends Support Immigration Reform

Recently I turned to a conservative, white businessman friend to get some insight into how immigrants enhance our culture.
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Dr. Dorothy Height's Funeral: Lifting Her to Heaven

Under the sweeping arches of the Washington National Cathedral, we celebrated the life of Dr.
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