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Packaging the Voice of the Other

After the synchroblog last week and all the discussions surrounding the question of if the emerging church is too white, I've had a number of interesting discussions regarding the ways in which the voice of the subjugated other (subaltern) finds a space
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This Palestinian Life: Stories of Nonviolent Resistance

Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show pictures from my sabbatical in the Middle East last spring.
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Baseball, Tiger Woods, March Madness, and the American Soul

I'm not much of a sports person, but I have to admit that April 5 was a remarkable day for sports -- especially sports and religion.
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The Second-Best Book on Sabbath

If you read only one book about the Sabbath, it should be Abraham Joshua Heschel's 1951 classic
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5 Books to Spark Your Soul

Alas, simply reading a book won't make you a better person.
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Hurt Locker Can't Contain the Reality of War

I am not a movie buff by any standard, but somehow I suspect I am not the only one who was more than a little surprised at the reception of the latest war movie at Sunday's Oscars.
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The Balancing Act of a Successful Woman

Hollywood isn't real life, but when real life (mine and the lives of the actors) and Hollywood converge it is great fodder for thinking and conversation. Peter and I can't stop talking about a recent date night movie, Up in the Air, starring Vera Farmiga and George Clooney.
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So I'm a Heretic

So I finally got around to reading Dan Brown's latest book,
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Audio: Social Justice on Australian Christian Radio

Question: How would America's largest mainstream Christian radio stations respond to issues of social justice for the poorest of poor, climate change, and nonviolence?
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