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Humpty Dumpty Falls off Wall Street

Wall Street is now in shambles, worldwide confidence is eroded, the stock market is in free-fall, and many people are losing homes and jobs. Many had put all their confidence in the freedom-from-regulation marketplace and its self-correcting actions.
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Will Christians Lead or Follow on Questions of Diversity?

Even as I was reporting Bart Campolo's challenging questions on cross-cultural community last week, I had the beginnings of a response al
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Cross-Cultural Intimacy Isn't 'Unrealistic' - It's My Reality

My mother is an immigrant from Korea who has worked as a janitor in a hospital and waitress in a Korean restaurant. My father is a white guy from a small town in Tennessee who has been a soldier and dock worker.
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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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