Current Events

When Rumors Never Die 1
by / on June 11, 2013 at 8:11 am / in Broken World, Current Events, Personal Stories

When Rumors Never Die

There have always been bullies and rumors. But kids today have to live with cruel Facebook posts that may never go away.

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Strengthening Our Compassion Muscles 1
by / on August 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Strengthening Our Compassion Muscles

We are out of shape and the people of the Sahel are paying for it. A major crisis is wreaking havoc in the Sahel region of Sub-Saharan Africa, but few people care. Even though the United Nations estimates that 18 million people are at risk of starvationi, most Westerners aren’t even aware of the problem. This is in stark contrast [...]

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Young Evangelical Responds to Charles R. Worley 18
by / on May 23, 2012 at 1:39 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Young Evangelical Responds to Charles R. Worley

A conservative North Carolina pastor’s final solution to get rid of gay people pits him against the life and teachings of Jesus, argues young evangelical and North Carolina native (and pastor’s son) Andrew Simpson.

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Everyone in the World is Your Family 7
by / on December 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Everyone in the World is Your Family

One of the worst humanitarian crises in more than six decades has struck 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa. Why should you care? Andrew Ulasich reflects on the current famine crisis in light of our common identity as children of God.

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Advent Meets Occupy Wall Street 3
by / on December 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Advent Meets Occupy Wall Street

A former Fortune 500 marketing executive (and young evangelical) weighs in on the timeless message of Advent in light of America’s conspicuous consumerism, the abdication of corporate responsibility, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Why I love the Tea Party 2
by / on August 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Why I love the Tea Party

At last night’s GOP Presidential debate Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann (R-MN) brandished her social conservative bonafides, even defending her decision to vote to raise taxes in Minnesota because the bill included pro-life provisions. Say what you will about the policies they support, the Tea Party stands firm in their convictions, and that’s a good thing.

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Who should pay for America’s future? 28
by / on July 18, 2011 at 1:36 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Who should pay for America’s future?

In the midst of eleventh hour budget negotiations over America’s fiscal future, Recovering Evangelical blogger Nate Roberts offers a compelling side-by-side comparison of the State of Minnesota and the African nation of Kenya. Who’s got it better? And who should pick up the tab to keep it that way?

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“Racist!” 1
by / on July 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

“Racist!”

Racial slurs and racist actions are never appropriate, but if we demonize those who are coming into an understanding of race and racial etiquette, rather than cultivate growth, we are going to harvest citizens (including Christians) who are confused, frustrated, and downright indifferent toward the true, difficult, and hospitable work of racial reconciliation.

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From Manna to Deep Fried Kool-Aid 2
by / on June 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

From Manna to Deep Fried Kool-Aid

It would happen earlier this week that as I was studying God’s gift of manna in the wilderness, deep-fried Kool Aid was trending on Twitter.

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Ayn Rand vs. Jesus of Nazareth 6
by / on May 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Ayn Rand vs. Jesus of Nazareth

In an attempt to hold together the disparate constituencies of social conservative Christians and libertarian Tea Partiers, Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders have attempted to create an unholy trinity of Ayn Rand, Jesus Christ, and the GOP. But, as the classic children’s song goes, “One of these things is not like the other.”

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