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Bart Campolo's Tough Questions on Cross-Cultural Community

Bart Campolo gave me a call recently about our ongoing blog conversation on New Monastics and race.
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Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 2)

[Continued from part 1] I began to wonder what the TBN folks would think of me, a heavily tattooed Christian progressive from a liturgical denomination. How would people in their theological camp respond to my preaching? Would they think, as I do of them, that I misuse scripture?
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He looked at me in disbelief. "Like, a real one? A born-again one?" he asked.
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Uniting to Ban Torture

Those of us who categorically oppose U.S.-sponsored torture were gratified to hear the consensus between John McCain and Barack Obama in their recent debate at Ole Miss.
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Paul Newman's Lesser-Known Legacy

With the passing of Hollywood legend Paul Newman, there is a significant legacy that many in the mainstream media are unaware of.
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President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'

David Westin, president of ABC News, was the speaker at Poverty Sunday this last week at his hom
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Top 10 Reasons to Sign the Vote Out Poverty Pledge

Because politics have failed to solve big problems in the past, it is tempting, even during a critical election year, to become apathetic and disengage from the political process.
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Bad News and Good News for a Dream Deferred

Remember Bobbie Williams, the tough but hopeful friend we sent to truck-driving school back in May?
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The Idolatry of Security (Part 2)

[Continued from part 1] More reflections from the North Park Theological Seminary's Scripture Symposium on "The Idolatry of Security."
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