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Would It Be Okay If You Hugged Me? What a Tearful Teenage Boy Taught Me About Advent
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

God had seemed absent, hiding in the shadows of painful circumstances. But it turns out he was with me all the time, and was taking each horrible, painful detail and working it for good. ...

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is Over
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Somebody has to say it: Our approach isn’t working, and it’s time to rethink “the talk.” It’s time to expand the conversation into territory where many evangelical parents dare not go. ...

"Pay It Forward": Excerpt from BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith & the Heart of Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

The idea behind my new book BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber was to peel back the veneer of celebrity and take a closer look at Justin as a person and as a cultural phenomenon ...

Are You Paying Attention?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot How do we find ourselves and God in the midst of media overload? Advertising and social me ...

How Peer Pressure Creates Social Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

People are rarely swayed by information alone. People are rarely swayed by information alone. If they were, the cigarette industry would have collapsed when the first Surgeon Gene ...

Writing Words to Change a Life
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

I love words. They nourish me more than food. As a child (and even now, as an adult) I read novel after novel, losing myself in the characters, the plot, and the effortless descriptions of good writers. ...

Seeking Mercy (and Justice) in Mississippi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. Despite the fact that Jai ...

Craigslist "Johns" and Impulse Exploitation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As debate rages on about Craigslist"s recent decision to delete its "adult services" section, some clues about their perspective can be found in their response to the <a href="http://www ...

The Beginning of Justice for Marcelo Lucero
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/10/07/stopping-anti-immigrant-violence-at-its-ideological-roots/">In November 2008, a Latino man, Marcelo Lucero, was stalked and murdered</a> on a stre ...

Beauty and Ugliness in a Shooting's Aftermath
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Something sort of mystical and magical happened after a 19-year-old kid named Papito was killed on our block a few weeks ago. As our neighborhood ached and grieved and cried with his family, we began ...

Five Steps to Avoid Financial Disaster (Inflated Expectations, Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/01/19/50-years-of-inflated-expectations/ ...

A Prayer for Derrion Albert
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Every dawning day we wake to the news of human violence against humanity. We see images of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who've traveled a long way from home to fight terrorists. ...

Mobilizing Art Against Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, I read this quote by John Piper: "...the weeping of the saints at the loss of precious souls is, paradoxically, the weeping of joy in God." I believe that is what God wants for me and fo ...