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Graduates: Boast Gladly in Your Weaknesses

[Editors' note: This blog post is taken from a commencement address Nadia Bolz-Weber delivered for the graduates of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Californi
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My Search for the Truth About the Middle East

In 2008, as I heard the increasing public rhetoric of hostility emanating from the Middle East, I found myself wondering what Jesus would say and do if he were here in the flesh today.
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The Faith Community and the Wisconsin State Budget

Jesus never said anything about collective bargaining. He never called for the continuation of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income workers.
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Acedia and the Church

I was at the pool with the kids recently and couldn't help but overhear a very loud and opinionated conversation happening near me.
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Debt Showdown Reveals an Out-of-Touch Congress

God only knows what alternative universe the United States Congress occupies. On May 31, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a bill to raise the debt limit of the United States.
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Music, Art, and the Pursuit of Justice

I love that the Wild Goose Festival is described as festival of justice, spirituality, music, and art.
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Where are the Relief Efforts for Minnesota's Social Storms?

It's rare that an urban area is struck by a tornado.
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God's Love is Stronger Than Our Doubt

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it's kind of weird how we've named Thomas, "Doubting" Thomas. We don't give the other characters in the New Testament little nicknames ...
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Bernard Hopkins, Donovan McNabb, and Debunking the 'Black Card'

During a recent interview, professional boxer Bernard Hopkins
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