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A Pastor's Response to Glenn Beck's Call to Leave 'Social Justice' Churches

Recently Glenn Beck made some comments about leaving a church if the priest or pastor speaks about "social justice." He instructed his listeners to "look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site" and then, should they find those words, told t
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Hurt Locker Can't Contain the Reality of War

I am not a movie buff by any standard, but somehow I suspect I am not the only one who was more than a little surprised at the reception of the latest war movie at Sunday's Oscars.
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Maybe It's Not Supposed to Feel Right

I wanted to share a bit with my blog community about the ongoing tension of balance, priorities, schedules, focus, goals, etc.
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A Disturbing Question and a Determined Conviction on the Treatment of Women

At the urging of one of EBCLA's deacons, I began reading NY Times bestseller
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International Women's Day: 'Whom God Hath Made Equal'

Most countries around the world are celebrating a holiday today.
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The Police Motorcade: A Sign of Change

Over the past few days, I've had the privilege of representing Sojourners magazine at the annual Faith and Politics civil rights pilgrimage led by Congressman John Lewis.
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The Balancing Act of a Successful Woman

Hollywood isn't real life, but when real life (mine and the lives of the actors) and Hollywood converge it is great fodder for thinking and conversation. Peter and I can't stop talking about a recent date night movie, Up in the Air, starring Vera Farmiga and George Clooney.
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What Does the Civil Rights Movement Have to Do With Me?

This weekend I have the privilege of representing Sojourners magazine at the annual
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