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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks would have been 98 years old this Friday, February 4, 2011. As I watch the people in Egypt march, my mind goes to her legacy. Years ago she said, ?"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear."
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Is Evangelical Christianity Having a Great Gay Awakening?

Some of my dearest friends are gay. Most of my dearest friends are Christians. And more than a few of my dearest friends are gay Christians.
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In Support of the Cordoba House (Part I)

In the story of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at the Well of Sychar, we see a man and a woman from two different tribes that hate each other.
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Shirley Sherrod's True Revelation

The controversy over the injustice done to Shirley Sherrod, the African-American woman whose comments on race were taken out of context, misreported, an
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A Republican Pastor for Immigration Reform

My name is Rev. Gary Wiley, pastor of justice and care at Trinity Grace Church in New York City. I am an evangelical Christian.
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The World Cup and Human Trafficking

When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup, there was much rejoicing and reflection on how far the country had come.
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Adjusting to an Inter-racial Adoption

A few weeks ago I traveled to Ethiopia to pick up our adopted son, Isaac. Isaac was abandoned as a n
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The Hard Work of Racial Reconciliation

Several years ago, I visited a slave castle along the coast of Ghana, West Africa. This castle was one of the primary centers for shipping slaves from Africa to the New World.
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Christian Anti-Logic and Immigration Reform

The issue of illegal immigration in the United States requires an anti-logic of radical love. (The anti-logic I propose is not fallacious logic. The distinction is a topic for another essay.) Christianity is a counter-intuitive religion.
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Ignoramus Racial Moments and Interracial Adoption

Sometimes in life you learn best not from the times that you shine, but from the times that you act like a total ignoramus. It seems that racism and fear of outsiders are on the rise in the U.S.A.
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