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A Reflection on Easter: Beyond Chocolate and New Bedding to the True Gospel

I've often wondered what people in America think when they actually read the story of Jesus rising from the dead for the first time.
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Success in the Immigration Reform Movement After SB 1070

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of SB 1070 in Arizona, the controversial bill that mobilized thousands around
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Was Jesus a Passive Doormat?

This past Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week for Christians -- a week of remembering Jesus' suffering and death.
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Embracing Creation Theology

Today is the annual National Day of Silence, a day where students across America pledge to be silent for a day in order to bring attention
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Experiencing God's Creation, Rain or Shine

I'm a Midwestern girl coming out of her winter shell this month. Flip flops are lost companions just now crawling out from under beds and hidden closet shelves.
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Entering God's Story

My daughter has had a difficult time understanding Lent this year.
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Why I am Fasting (Again)

In 1993 -- nearly 20 years ago -- I went on a water only fast to protest the lack of conscience of the U.S. Congress towards hungry people.
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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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Can We Stand to Lose 70,000 Children?

When I was younger, I played by the rules. Everything had to be fair. The quantity of animal crackers in my possession had to be equal, not greater or less than my brother's.
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How To Talk With Climate Change Skeptics

The reasons for raising doubts about the human causes of global warming, explains Skeptical Science's John Cook, are often political rather than scientific.
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