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In the End, Love Always Wins

I spent this past weekend in an experience that gave me more hope in the church than I have felt in a long time.
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Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

In a credit to both Republicans and Democrats, Congress just passed a measure that will avoid a government shutdown for at least the next two weeks. This means that there is still time to protect the poor and most vulnerable during the budget debate.
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Is Theology The Most Important Thing?

Over the course of this past weekend and my recent post about hell, universalism, exclusivism, and other eliti
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Losing Our Sons and Daughters: The Cost of Afghanistan

In November, 2010, Marine 2nd Lt. Robert M. Kelly was killed by a landmine in Afghanistan. He became one of now nearly 1,500 young Americans to die there.
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Is 'What Would Jesus Cut' Heresy?

Heresy is a strong accusation.
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Study on Budget Cuts Finds Evangelicals' Social Priorities 'Have Faded'

According to a new survey by Pew Research Center for Peop
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Why I'm Fasting From Facebook This Lent

In contemplating next weekend's National Day of Unplugging, I'm reminded of the Facebook Fast I embarked on back in 2008.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Army Psy-Ops. Taliban Infighting. Mobile Banking.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news
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Five Frustrations When You Debate Israel and the Palestinians

I've been fascinated watching an earlier blog hunker down into a strong debate about Israel and the Palestinians (February 22, "
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Our Budget Must Hold Fast to the American Dream

Langston Hughes wrote a short but powerful
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