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What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States.
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Audio: Adam Hamilton on How His Megachurch Does Justice

Pastor Adam Hamilton talks about how his suburban megachurch engages issues of social justice in the education system of their inner-city
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Your Comments (and a Great Sermon) on the Economic Crisis

In case you missed it ... The conversations that ensue from any post I write vary widely in their civility and productivity. "A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis" certainly stood out. EricHS put it like this...
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Changeling and the Spirituality of Activism

Clint Eastwood's latest feature Changeling (opens October 24) depicts the real life story of Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie), a working class single mom living in Los Angeles circa 1928.
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Audio: Adam Hamilton Talks About Mainline Renewal

Pastor Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, talks
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Verse of the Day: 'Let justice roll down'

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. - Amos 5:24
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John McCain's Soul

"I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his soul.
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American First, Christian Second?

Recently, I watched an ongoing New York Times online report by Jennifer Steinhauer and Ben Werschkul called
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What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction

For too long abortion was seen as the only "life" issue in our culture and politics, but there is a growing conviction among Christians that poverty, disease, war, the health-care crisis, human tra
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