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Trayvon and George: A Tale of Two Americas
The recent “not guilty” verdict out of Sanford, FL, reflects the principle of the American legal system that if there is reasonable doubt, courts will err on the side of innocence. I dispute neither the principle nor the decision by the jury. But that doesn't leave me satisfied about the outcome.
Jesus said that true justice exceeds that of “the scribes and Pharisees” — and the same could be said of the prosecution and defense. Legal justice seeks only to assign guilt or innocence. Holistic justice works for the life, liberty, and well-being of all. And it especially works for reconciliation between the two Americas that can be identified by their reaction to the case.
Is the Emerging Church for Whites Only?
To survive in a quickly diversifying global church, the emerging church movement must do a better job of opening up its doors -- and pursuing justice.
Can We Talk?
The Manhattan Declaration’s harder challenge.
Everything Old is New Again
Ancient Christian practices are finding a home in post-modern Christianity.
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Our 'framing' stories aren't serving us well. But there is an alternative: the good news of Jesus.
'Lord, Have Mercy'
A Brief History of the 21st Century
Chapter 11: The Former United States
Words, Not War, With Iran
'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.' - Isaiah 2:4
Found in Translation
'Kingdom of God' is so last-century. Are there new ways to talk about Jesus' good news?
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