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Preaching on Truth and Conscience

This series written by Logan Mehl-Laituri for God's Politics focuses on selective conscientious objection. Read more posts in this series here.
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Friday Links Round Up: 30 Turkeys Per Minute. Airport Scanners. Hogwarts.

Thirty turkeys per minute. Airport scanners. Hogwarts. Here’s a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:

  • A photographer turns his aging and depressed grandmother into a superhero.
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One Year Later, I Remain Against Football

Posting an unpopular position in a blog post online can be a bone jarring hit to your ego. Many people will come out of the woodwork to claim you have brain damage. Such was the result of my post last year about no longer supporting football on Christian grounds. I stopped watching football because of the new research that shows that playing the game will, in most cases, lead to brain damage. I could not, in good Christian conscience, support such suffering simply for my watching pleasure.

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Preparation for the Poor: Why Climate Funding Can't Wait

The effects of climate change -- coastal flooding, stronger storms, spreading vector-borne diseases like malaria, and changes in rainfall patterns -- are already taking their toll on marginalized p
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What Celebrities Can Teach Christians about Simple Living

In my Culture Watch piece in the December issue of Sojou
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Three Steps Toward a Balanced Budget

There has been a lot of talk about deficits lately. This is for good reasons. Our personal and national relationship to debt is indeed a moral issue.
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What We Need is More Killing!

Now, let me see if I have this right. Real men kill, maim, and inflict destruction. Saving lives and rescuing those in harm's way is, well, feminine.
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Churches Call to End the War in Afghanistan

In his December 2009 speech on Afghanistan, President
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