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VP Debate's Blind Spots on Darfur

In last week's debate, Gwen Ifill, Sen. Biden, and Gov.
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Power Struggles Continue in Zimbabwe and South Africa

"When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers." - African proverb
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Whew!

My brother called me last night before the big debate. "If Palin does really bad tonight, she could lose the election for McCain," he said.
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Bart Campolo's Tough Questions on Cross-Cultural Community

Bart Campolo gave me a call recently about our ongoing blog conversation on New Monastics and race.
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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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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He looked at me in disbelief. "Like, a real one? A born-again one?" he asked.
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Uniting to Ban Torture

Those of us who categorically oppose U.S.-sponsored torture were gratified to hear the consensus between John McCain and Barack Obama in their recent debate at Ole Miss.
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Paul Newman's Lesser-Known Legacy

With the passing of Hollywood legend Paul Newman, there is a significant legacy that many in the mainstream media are unaware of.
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President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'

David Westin, president of ABC News, was the speaker at Poverty Sunday this last week at his hom
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