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Bad News and Good News for a Dream Deferred

Remember Bobbie Williams, the tough but hopeful friend we sent to truck-driving school back in May?
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The Idolatry of Security (Part 2)

[Continued from part 1] More reflections from the North Park Theological Seminary's Scripture Symposium on "The Idolatry of Security."
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Good News Break: It's Now Legal to Feed Poor People in Orlando

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory A.
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Holy Boldness by Biblical Women

Last week I celebrated the political prominence women enjoy today as a direct extension of the gains earned for women by early evangelica
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Repent, the End is Near!

We are all familiar with the crazy-looking street preacher in some public square haranguing every passerby with a message of doom and gloom while holding up a sign that reads, "Repent, the end is near!"
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A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship

When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: religion, politics, sex, and money.
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Hard Data on the Shifting Evangelical Ethos

The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress.
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The Legacy of Wartime Slurs

I thought our culture had no more use for wartime curses. Granted, my sophisticated analysis is nothing more than noticing if people are calling me any names, until I realized
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Zogby's Purple People Poll

While most political junkies were distracted by the big news of the week - the economic meltdown, the first presidential debate - the good people at Zogby Internatio
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