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God's Politics

DREAMS Are Not Made to be Broken

I am an educator. As with any profession involving children and politics, my job can be simultaneously grueling and rewarding.
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Floodwaters Diverted in Pakistan to Save U.S. Base

It appears that flood waters have been diverted in Pakistan to save a U.S. air base. The Shahbaz air base is used by the U.S. military to launch drone attacks into Afghanistan and Pakistan, attacks that kill a disproportionate number of civilians by the way.
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The Failure to Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Should Concern All of Us

"After more than 50 years in the military and politics, I am still amazed to see how upset people can get over nothing.
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Who is My Neighbor?

At the conclusion of my blog post which asked, What Constitutes Sacred Space at Ground Zero?
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This Election Season, Let's Focus on Truth and Civility

Let's try it. For the next six weeks before the election, let's focus on truth and civility.
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God Loves Gays, and So Should We

This summer, while at my favorite lake in Maine, I read Andrew Marin's powerful book,
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Why We Must Not Give Up on the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act did not pass with the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday, but we must not give up.
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Tearing Down Walls in Memphis

On a muggy Memphis night last week, Tiffany Kelly and Imani Phipps, both juniors at local high schools, sat at the top of the historic Levitt Shell amphitheater as chants of "One Memphis, One Love"
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Justice in the Hole: A New Way to Educate

I think about the gospel as being a new way of seeing the world. Jesus would empower people that usually did not have power in their normal day to day life.
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