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The Six Degrees of Charlie Sheen 1
by / on March 28, 2011 at 6:00 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

The Six Degrees of Charlie Sheen

It pains me to invoke the subject of the Charlie Sheen drama, especially now that its initial allure has mercifully waned in (some parts of) the news cycle. But in the slightly more composed wake of the Sheen publicity frenzy, its reverberations deserve deeper reflection. Jennifer Crumpton weighs in.

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March Madness, Discipleship & The Kingdom 2
by / on March 25, 2011 at 12:19 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

March Madness, Discipleship & The Kingdom

March Madness leads me to think about the complexities and role of encouragement within community. There is the fist bump after a great play, the corporate celebration when you have just gone on a big scoring run and forced the other team to call a timeout. But there is also the “come on!”, “you gotta stay with them!”

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Modesty: Definitely A Woman’s Problem 19
by / on March 24, 2011 at 9:09 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Modesty: Definitely A Woman’s Problem

The Rebelution conducted a downright fascinating (and disturbing) survey in 2007. Christian girls listed questions for Christian guys, hoping to discover what their male counterparts think is modest. 1,600 guys responded to the survey offering answers giving their perspective on Christian FEMALE modesty. Julia Speck dissects the results.

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God of Japan 1
by / on March 22, 2011 at 8:44 am / in Broken World, Current Events

God of Japan

In Tokyo, my friends and family are standing in line for hours to get fuel, food, and water. Christians from our Tokyo churches are driving for hours through back roads to get supplies to the north—one drove a truck of water to the city of Fukushima two days ago since, because of its proximity to the nuclear reactors, relief teams generally bypass the city at all costs.

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Uncovering Israel’s Hidden History 2
by / on March 18, 2011 at 11:51 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Uncovering Israel’s Hidden History

Eitan, an Israeli Jew, had just pulled over to ask an orthodox Jewish pedestrian if he knew of any signs of previous Arab villages. In his response, I noticed the man used a certain Hebrew word over and over—klum, klum, klum—“nothing, nothing, nothing.” The man had faithfully recited Israel’s national mythology. But is this the whole story?

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America, Blondes and Asian Stereotypes 0
by / on March 16, 2011 at 9:28 am / in Broken World, Current Events

America, Blondes and Asian Stereotypes

America, much like Alexandra Wallace — the UCLA student whose video blog racially stereotyping her fellow students has sparked an internet controversy (and even death threats) — is an adolescent. Like any young adult we need to examine ourselves, who we are, and the image we project and we need to reject contradiction and seek congruence

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The Bachelor, Twitter and True Love 0
by / on March 15, 2011 at 11:28 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

The Bachelor, Twitter and True Love

As I watched the final episode of The Bachelor I was left feeling deeply confused, but also reassured. Confused that Brad chose Emily, but reassured to find that getting engaged in six weeks through a process of elimination was as stupid as it sounds.

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Otherness and the Broken Body of Christ 5
by / on March 14, 2011 at 7:00 am / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Otherness and the Broken Body of Christ

I have a love/hate relationship with the city of Chicago. The city is beautiful and diverse but also astoundingly segregated. Christians often act as if the Kingdom of God is supposed to look like Chicago. In theory, we support the vision of a diverse, integrated and interdependent body of Christ, but we sure don’t want to venture outside of our neighborhoods.

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What Will Become of Libyan Refugees? 0
by / on March 8, 2011 at 9:26 am / in Broken World, Current Events

What Will Become of Libyan Refugees?

A friend emailed me yesterday to ask what the process would look like for Libyan refugees to come to the United States. After all, the U.S. is proud of its reputation as a haven for the persecuted and those seeking freedom. I thought it might serve as a good opportunity to explain how our refugee system works.

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Honoring the Law, Extending Mercy 0
by / on March 4, 2011 at 9:27 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Honoring the Law, Extending Mercy

Too-many Christians wrestle with the issue of immigration in a way that pits love and mercy on one side with law and justice on the other—and then feel conflicted. Are these the only two options? Matt Soerens from UnDocumented.tv weighs in.

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