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U2's Music and Mission--and My Kid's First Rock Concert

Oh no, my eleven-year-old went to his first rock concert this week! Oh good, it was Bono and U2. That would express the feelings of many parents about their child's introductory rock and roll concert experience.
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Singing and Praying Justice, Part 1

"He who sings prays twice." -- Saint Augustine "What's going on?" -- Marvin Gaye
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Recycling Rumors

Nowadays if you slap the word "green" across any event, industry, or article of clothing it is rumored this will boost sales and recognition.
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Health Care, Race, and the Role of Government

I was recently talking with a European-American friend of mine who is also an evangelical. I am African-American and evangelical.
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Roman Polanski and the Politics of Remembering

I'm reluctant to comment regarding film-maker Roman Polanski's arrest and the attempt to extradite him to the U.S.
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Wisdom of a 5th-Grade Solomon

"Ms. Baker, why are you teaching here?" one student, whom I'll call Solomon, inquired during one of our after school tutoring sessions. "You went to college," he continued unabashedly.
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A Woman with Full Authority

Many people in Minnesota get really excited about fall. We welcome cooler weather, colorful trees, and a chance to share treasures from our garden.
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A Prayer for Derrion Albert

Every dawning day we wake to the news of human violence against humanity. We see images of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who've traveled a long way from home to fight terrorists.
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Everybody Hates Washington

There's one thing these days that it seems you can get everyone to agree on: They all hate Washington, DC.
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