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Shutdowns and Shootouts – My New Hometown Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

There are about 40 members of an extremist ideological minority who are ruining the reputation of the place I live and work, and taking the poor down along with them. It's a ...

What We Need Right Now
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Laws can help to restrain us, and can help by making it a little less easy for us to find ourselves armed for murder. But we need something more, something that churches are better equipped to offer than legis ...

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Brings Rally to D.C.
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

The reality is bleak: 33 Americans are killed and 260 wounded from gun violence daily. Yesterday, as the culmination of its No More Names bus tour, which reached 25 states in 100 days, Mayors Against Illegal G ...

Weekly Wrap 9.20.13: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

Letter from a food stamps mom in the affluent suburbs ... Rethinking the rapey lyrics of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' ... Why millennials don't trust the cops ... Talking sex with a marri ...

For Navy Yard Shooter, Buddhism Was a Temporary Refuge
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 7:08am | Type: Blog

The man who shot and killed 12 people had his problems. But friends who worked and lived beside Alexis say they don’t recognize the man who went on a shooting rampage Monday at a military complex in Washington ...

Beyoncé, Religion, and the Crowd: Desiring Mercy, Not Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 7:58am | Type: Blog

It was a depressing beginning to the week. I mimetically absorbed much of this violence, hatred, and racism. Misanthropy settled into my soul and I began to loathe myself and the entire freakin’ human race. Bu ...

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Originally Posted: 09/17/2013 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

It was my first year of seminary. The Twin Towers were destroyed, tumbled to the ground. So many people assumed that everyone would go rushing back to the churches. It was the turn of the millennium and we sta ...