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Critics on Our Left, Meet the Critics on Our Right

Every now and then someone to our right or left posts an article excoriating Sojourners or Jim Wallis for not being _____ enough, infuriated that we still claim to be _____ even though we're really
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Video: Colbert on Conservapedia's Bible Translation Project

Some fun for your Friday: Stephen Colbert, "a huge fan of the Bible," offers a conservative update of Matthew 5:5,
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Is Obama's Peace Prize Premature?

Just peace theory proceeds from the premise that peace is a day by day effort. It is a process that requires vision, skill, and courage.
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War as Seen by Those Trapped Inside It

When covering film festivals, I find I have to be careful not to see too many war-themed flicks in rapid succession.
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Running the Green Race

For the past week, I've been inspired as I've watched (online) houses being erected along the National Mall. The U.S.
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Bombing the Moon? Really?

There's a joke that re-surfaces in Indian country every so often.
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The Conservative Bible Project, Jesus, and Hell

There is a conservative project to translate the Bible to reflect a conservative ideology.
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A Faith Declaration for Health-Care Reform

Over the course of the health-care debate, voices of faith have been raised about the moral values at stake beneath the policy discussions.
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Scripture and History Remind Us That We Are All Immigrants

Nearly five years ago my friends, Hector and Gabby and their five kids, entered the U.S. legally from Mexico in order to join the pastoral staff at my church, Willow Creek.
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Smashing Economic Idols

So I've been having a few interesting conversations about my book
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