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'Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion': Interview with Frank Schaeffer

In my ongoing quest to find a third way between the extremes espoused by the Religious Right and their secular counterparts, I came across the Frank Schaeffer's latest book
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Dan Brown's Lost Symbol and the Lure of Secret Knowledge

Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code and of Angels and Demons, has a new book out
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The 'Other' Chicago: A New Tale of Two Cities

It has been over a week since the news story broke of the deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert on Chicago's South
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A Nobel Prayer

I got the first call at 6:30 a.m.
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Surprises in Zimbabwe

My brief visit to Zimbabwe had a few surprises, such as availability of basic foodstuffs instead of empty shelves in supermarkets.
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What Does Big Government Have to do with Jesus?

"I'm here to stand up for Jesus," said the anti-health reform protester to a CNN correspondent. "Government is getting too big."
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Speculating on Obama's Peace Prize Perspective

I can't read the guy's mind, of course, but after the initial, natural response of "Yeah, I got it goin' on," I'm thinking this is what President Obama must've really been thinking upon he
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Why Are We Working on Columbus Day?

Every year on Columbus Day, the Sojourners team gathers around bagels, juice, and coffee to listen to our resident humorist and art director, Ed Spivey Jr., read an essay about Christopher Colu
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