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Not Your Typical Valentine's Day-Type Love

This week my friend Sara reminded me that the really amazing thing about 1 Corinthians 13 is that even hundreds of thousands of schlocky wedding and inspirational posters and bad Christian coffee mugs can't kill it. Paul's hymn to love is perhaps one of the most recognizable texts in the New Testament. And it is really beautiful
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The Bleeding Woman

I love my church. And I love that it isn't afraid to explore the difficult issues -- and figure out how to do so in loving ways.
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The Real Solution to Childhood Obesity

With more than a third of our children now overweight and many already diabetic, Americans of all political colors should commend the First Lady for her recently-announced campaign against childhoo
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Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness

One of the reasons the St. Francis quip, "Preach the gospel always, if necessary use words," is so often quoted is because it pokes fun at Christians' propensity to think sharing our faith is primarily about words. And for good reason.
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Encouraging Informed Freedom of Conscience on Questions of War

Not long ago, I blogged about my trip to Iraq with fellow God's Politics blogger Shane Claiborne and
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A Haitian Church Engages Long-Term Needs in Port-au-Prince

Law student Sebastien Doussous currently manages the database on a needs-assessment survey administered, just days following the Jan. 12 earthquake, by members of his church, L'...glise Communauté Evangélique d'Haïti (Evangelical Community Church of Haiti, L'ECEH).
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Fashion as a Social Justice Vehicle, Part 2

Continued from part 1 of an interview with Shannon Hopkins of Sweet Notions and Alissa Moore of Nomi Network.
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Beyond a Predictable Script: Dialogue with Comments on My Israel/Palestine Posts

It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesus worked and walked in the past.
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Victory for Haiti Debt Cancellation!

For those of us who work for social justice, victory can seem elusive.
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