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The Cincinnati Riots and the Racism That Remains

Ten years ago, Timothy Thomas died from a gunshot fired by a police officer in Over-the-Rhine -- a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Entering God's Story

My daughter has had a difficult time understanding Lent this year.
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Terry Jones: We Have Lost Our Brother

In a blog posted on God's Politics on September 14, 2010, I wrote that I rejoiced that Pastor Terry Jones had
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Mr. President, Please Count the Costs in Libya

I'm glad I'm not the president right now.
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Opportunity Missed in the U.N. Veto of the Israel Settlement's Resolution

President Barack Obama's decision to veto the February 18 U.N.
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Why I'm Fasting From Facebook This Lent

In contemplating next weekend's National Day of Unplugging, I'm reminded of the Facebook Fast I embarked on back in 2008.
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Why I'm Trying to Resist Political Prejudice

I'll be honest, I've been pretty disgusted with the callousness of our national discourse, how so many politicians, including Democrats, seem all too eager to balance state and federal
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What Egyptians Want: Jobs, Food, Peace

I love going to the gym in the mornings. It gives me a chance to watch the news. It also gives me a chance to compare the differences between the major networks and how they cover the events of the day.
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We Three Kings of Orient Are (Not in the Bible): An Epiphany Sermon

I have a pastor friend who collects a lot of crèche scenes. He especially likes really bad ones.
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Praying and Fasting in the New Year

Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The holiday season is a season of feasting and of celebration.
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