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Religious Right boycotts CPAC 0
by / on February 14, 2011 at 11:21 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Religious Right boycotts CPAC

Christian right groups such as Family Research Council, America Family Association, and Concerned Women of America have been joined by the largest conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, in condemning CPAC, largely over the inclusion this year of a GOP gay group. This CPAC split could very well mark one of the most significant political events of the decade.

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Grammy 2011 Special: Death & Janelle Monae 1
by / on February 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Grammy 2011 Special: Death & Janelle Monae

In honor of her two Grammy nominations — and epic trio performance tonight with Bruno Mars and B.o.B. — we’ll explore the role of death in Monae’s music. The incomparable exuberance and excellence of Monae’s performances are widely acknowledged. Less noticed is that when she her signature black and white tuxedo, she enacts a lament for “all the people that were dying.”

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Pharaoh Flees Egypt 1
by / on February 11, 2011 at 11:19 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Pharaoh Flees Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak’s thirty-year regime has officially come to an end. Even strong words from the defiant leader yesterday evening were not enough to keep the Egyptian people at bay. Their message during the past two weeks of demonstrations and protests has been loud and clear — echoing the words of Moses: “Let my people go.”

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Muslims and Christians unite against Mubarak 1
by / on February 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Muslims and Christians unite against Mubarak

In the face of recent news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refuses to step down from power, God is on the move. Over the weekend the Coptic Orthodox Church got involved in the protest for the first time, scheduling a Christian Mass in Tahrir Square — the epicenter of demonstrations aimed at ousting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from power.

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Hip-Hop as Biblical Narrative 3
by / on February 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Pop Culture, Theology

Hip-Hop as Biblical Narrative

The division between rap and Hip-Hop is difficult to grasp. Most people use the words interchangeably, but they are quite distinct, both in meaning and the values they express. Hip-Hop is a culture while rap is an art. And though the art of rap was conceived within Hip-Hop culture’s womb, rap does not always express Hip-Hop’s values.

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Why we still need Kanye West (album review) 2
by / on January 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Why we still need Kanye West (album review)

How you would act if all this power belonged to you: 1) Presidents had opinions about you, 2) Millions of dollars were paid for your pictures, 3) Your mother’s tragic death was headline news, 4) Millions saw you at the MTV awards, 5) You could have sex with almost anyone without even trying, Wouldn’t you be trippin’ off the power? […]

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How Religious is the 112th Congress? 1
by / on January 5, 2011 at 11:02 am / in Broken World, Current Events

How Religious is the 112th Congress?

The Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life recently released a report detailing the religious make-up of the 112th Congress, the most recently elected group of Congressional leaders. Those familiar with the religious demographics of the U.S. Congress in previous years will see that little has changed.

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Christians Shouldn’t Vote 2
by / on November 2, 2010 at 10:58 am / in Broken World, Current Events, Theology

Christians Shouldn’t Vote

If your understanding of the Kingdom of God allows you to support the American project enough to pay taxes, then good citizenship (both Kingdom and temporal) requires that you vote on election day. Anything less than false piety.

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Michael Jackson’s Redemptive Brokenness 0
by / on June 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Michael Jackson’s Redemptive Brokenness

While it’s true that Michael Jackson’s life was weighed down by loss, tragedy, and a string of unfortunate personal decisions, its precisely this brokenness that grounded his idealism, saving his music from being too naïve, too optimistic, and ultimately disconnected from realty. The inescapable pain of his personal life experiences gave birth to music that offered the world an opportunity to explore its own brokenness and—more importantly—an invitation to transcend it.

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Where is Ted Haggard now? 0
by / on January 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Where is Ted Haggard now?

Two years ago Ted Haggard’s sex scandal sent shockwaves through the evangelical world. Once named by TIME Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America, Haggard left his megachurch in Colorado Springs in disgrace, and resigned his post at the President of the National Association of Evangelicals.

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