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Black Men and 'Jumping the Broom'

In one of my last blog posts on God's Politics, I had some pretty strong opinions on the negative comments made by Bernard Hopkins about Donovan McNabb implying that McN
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Attempting to Understand Clergy Sexual Abuse

The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will not go away. Even the Pope himself is not immune.
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Contemplating Feminine Incarnation

At church on a recent Sunday we were encouraged to find ways to see the world differently this week. Change our routine and change our perspective to help us get out of the rut of going through life without actually seeing the world. To that end we were asked to draw a slip of paper out of a basket on which was written some sort of paradigm destabilizer.
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To Hell with Human Trafficking. There, I Said It.

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren't angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps we've grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile.
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The Biblical Truth about Gender

I heard a preacher once say, "Don't let facts blind you to the truth." What did he mean? Facts, misunderstood or taken out of context, can take us further away from, rather than closer to, truth.
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Afghanistan's Anti-Woman Law

Last month Afghanistan's Parliament passed a new law that severely restricts the rights of women.
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Kingdom Values Over Cultural Prejudice

Do you find it curious that some Christians seem entirely focused on gender differences? Have you also noticed that this is rarely the posture of scripture?
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