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God's Politics

Scandal, Secularism, and the Politics of the Catholic Church

It is far too easy to blame the highly publicized priestly scandal for the alienation of Catholics in Europe or the United States.
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Sudanese Churches' Four Key Concerns on Troubled Elections--and Four Ways We Can Help

Sudan's impending presidential and parliamentary elections have degenerated into a chaotic mixture of fraud accusations, boycotts, political assassinations, intimidation, abuses of power by the rul
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Glenn Beck as Theologian

Did you know that scripture says, "there is no God?" Yep, it sure does, right there in Psalm 14:1, right after the words "The fool has said in his heart..." Interesting, isn't it?
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Who's to Blame for the Continuing Tragedy in Coal Country?

The heart-chilling news flashed through West Virginia's Coal River valley, a darkening pall on the blue sky afternoon of April 5, 2010, one day after Easter's hope-filled celebration of resurrectio
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Tribal Tensions in Southern Sudan and Election Approaches

Editor's Note: As Sudan prepares for this April's election, the Khartoum regime's leader, President al-Bashir, has threatened to cut off the fingers of foreign election observers who "interfere
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This Palestinian Life: Stories of Nonviolent Resistance

Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show pictures from my sabbatical in the Middle East last spring.
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Africa's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'

I was watching the news coverage on the meeting of world leaders in Washington hosted by President Obama on reducing nuclear weapons and ensuring that these do not get into the hands of terrorists
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Looking Beyond the U.S. for Emerging Church Trends

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "Is the 'Emerging Church' for Whites Only?"]
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This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck--It's About Biblical Social Justice

This post was written in response to the Washington Post On Faith question of th
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