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Peaceful Words for Angry Birds
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 8:05am | Type: Blog

While Jesus embodied the pursuit of justice for the oppressed and marginalized, he also spoke often about the ways in which angry thoughts, angry actions, and angry words corrode their container to the point o ...

The NSA's Need to Know, Your Privacy, and Jesus' Path
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

There is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to security. We will always be seeking the better mousetrap to ensnare increasingly stealthy mice, nibbling at our heels. But with each new effort to stave ...

Drunk With Power with Nobody to Stop Them
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Fear sold the National Security Agency’s phenomenally intrusive program of spying on everyone and everything, but fear doesn’t explain it. Fear sold the National Security Agency’s ...

U.S. Denies Spying on Vatican Cardinals Ahead of Conclave
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

A spokeswoman for the National Security Agency denied reports from a leading Italian news magazine that U.S. spies may have listened in on conversations from inside the Vatican leading up to the March conclave ...

Cell Phone Spying: Would Jesus Even Care?
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

For some, the collective reaction has been more of a collective shrug, as if such impositions should be expected from a global superpower that generally prefers to maintain that status. But for others, there’s ...

Be nice. They're listening (and taking notes).
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. If you have something to hide, hide it better. SINCE WE NOW know the federal government has bee ...

When the Government Lies, a Covenant is Broken
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

After denials and evasions, we learned that two successive administrations lied to the American public about unprecedented spying on ordinary citizens. After denials and evasions, ...

Privacy from Rulers: Tents of Ancient Israel, Cell Phones of Today
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Are there any spiritual and religious roots to the notion of personal and household privacy? What does the ancient arrangement of tents in an ancient Israelite encampment have to ...