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More than the primaries, general election, board meetings, or the budget fight on Capitol Hill, this past week was a high-intensity roller coaster for me. It was Little League playoffs.
Listen to it Loud
"Listen to it loud!" That was the advice that came with a disc of the new film,
I Bring What I Love,
about Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who has worked for social justice in Africa.
Praise and Criticism for Obama's Cairo Speech
The world stood at attention as President Obama gave a historic speech to the Muslim world. In mainstream U.S.
Free Music Monday: The Welcome Wagon
About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev.
Obama Reaches Out to Palestinian Christians
It is undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslim and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they have endured the pain of dislocation.
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.
Reconciliation and Homecoming
Homecoming is on my mind in this day and this hour.
God is Not [and has never been] White: Biblical Post-colonial Theology
"The Bible knows nothing about peace without justice," said that great prophet of joyful restorative justice, Desmond Tutu, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
Christian Soldiers in Afghanistan
Valerie Elverton Dixon
William Faulkner once said: "The past is not dead.
In the Footsteps of Jesus?
Angels and Demons
, the movie inspired by Dan Brown's novel by the same title, has raked in nearly $190 million worldwide (with approximately $90 million in the U.S.) in only its second wee
When Robert Greenwald, founder and president of
Brave New Films
-- an organization that uses new media and
Zimbabwe's Hall of Faith
I realize that I have been guilty of overlooking "conversations of faith" with friends and family -- conversations that reflect the spirit of faith similar to that of the heroes and heroines record
Liberty University's New Policy
Did you read the news of
(founded by the lat
Obama's Catholic Moment
Against the backdrop of protest and spectacle that threatened to overshadow graduation at the University of Notre Dame last week, President Obama delivered a graceful commencement address that stan
The Good News About Yesterday's Duel
I'm in Germany at the biannual
festival of faith of the German churches, so I missed the news and analysis of President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's spee
Was Iraq a Holy War?
Despite the repeated attempts of former President George W.
Memorial Day: After the Parades and Picnics
Johann Christoph Arnold
"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
Discovering Common Ground
The media coverage and analysis of
President Obama's speech at Notre Dame
on Sunday largely focused o
Reflection on Prophet Malcolm X
In this hour, amongst everything else that is on my mind, I am mindful of the 19th of May, 2009, marking the birthday of a mystic activist and voice of justice.
Dogma and Disagreement
I recently found myself in conversation with a fellow believer who asked where I stood on the "non-negotiable" issues that seemed to him definitive for voting Christians.
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