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Getting Beyond Labels (Part II)

Yesterday, I posted a blog about how to get beyond labels when engaging in discourse with another individual. Today I'd like to share some tips on how to get beyond labels and have civil discourse with a group.
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Our Righteous Lament

There is quite a strong tradition in the Old Testament of complaining to God about injustice and suffering. It's lamenting -- and we should perhaps reclaim this part of our tradition.
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Where is God on the Border?

There is no doubt in my mind that the border has religion.
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Herbie Hancock on Striking the Wrong Chord

In the midst of matching mentors to new interns a couple of weeks ago at Sojourners, I came to an uncomfortable realization.
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Getting Beyond Labels (Part I)

Ever since Peter and Paul had opposing views about ministry to the Gentiles, there have been divisions in the Christian church. But rarely in the course of church history have differences among Christians been so exploited and manipulated for political gain by those outside the church as is the case today.
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Friday Links Round Up: John Perkins, Laughter Yoga, a New Planet

John Perkins. Laughter yoga. A new planet. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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What Do Glenn Beck and Alan Grayson Have in Common?

Here's a logic lesson for you: Both Beck and Grayson use the argument "If A is a B, and A is also a C, then all Bs are Cs." And they shouldn't use this kind of argument.
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What's Next for the Gulf?

This past Tuesday, five months and 5 million barrels of oil after the BP spill disaster began to devastate the eco- and economic systems of the Gulf Coast, the Obama administration launched the nex
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Is He a Christian, a Muslim, or a Cactus? Why Can't We Just Believe President Obama?

I received a letter this week from the White House. A big fat packet. Ain't I special?
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