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Worship Songs for a New Generation: 'Hold On to Love'

Much ink has been spilled about the so-called "love songs to Jesus" many of us sing week after week at church.
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Choosing Priest Instead of Princess: The Pitfalls of Ransomed Heart Ministries

Growing up, I had never heard of John and Stasi Eldredge's Ransomed Heart Ministries and their co-written book,
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A Song and Reflection on Immigration and the Border Town

I was recently arguing the case of my friend Rosanna with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official over at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, a major performance venue in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Facebook, Freedom Riders, and Other Lessons in Nonviolent Activism

By the time Egyptian activists in Tahrir square had ousted Mubarak, I'd read more articles labeling it a "Facebook revolution" than you can wave a shoe at.
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The Time for Immigration Reform is Now

Back when President Obama was candidate Obama, one of his favorite mantras on the stump was the need to recapture what Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Claremont Lincoln: The World's First Interreligious University

On May 16, 2011, the Claremont School of Theology, located in Claremont, California, announced the receipt of a $50 million naming gift from Joan and David Lincoln that will establish the Claremont
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My Thoughts on Sojourners, Coalition Building, and LGBTQ Rights

On my personal blog, I traced my journey on the issue of homosexuality and explored the cha
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8 Lessons Learned as a Pastor and Mother

I love this photo. Exemplified in this photo is where my life as a mom and as a pastor intersect. This is the day that my daughter was baptized. I love how my son is looking up and probably wondering what is going on. My husband who is also a pastor had the joy of baptizing my son.
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Financial Crash Amnesia in the House

As unemployment brought on by the recession still hovers around 9 percent, most ordinary folk in the U.S.
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