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How A Fiery Palestinian Man Rocked My Gospel 6
by / on April 6, 2011 at 9:11 am / in Misplaced Jesus

How A Fiery Palestinian Man Rocked My Gospel

Meeting Palestinian Christian Elias Chacour was a catalyst for deeper reflection on the radical good news of Jesus’ life and teachings. Prior to meeting him, my understanding of the gospel was based in experiences of white, suburban evangelicalism, rather than in the literal oppression and physical confinement of many who live at the margins.

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What Are We Eating? 9
by / on April 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

What Are We Eating?

I’m convinced that food connects us to a place. It’s something we do at least two or three times a day given our time and resources. Or, if you’re still in school, Taco Bell at two in the morning may or may not count. But that’s for another time.

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Radiohead: All Limbs and No Body (album review) 1
by / on March 31, 2011 at 10:25 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Radiohead: All Limbs and No Body (album review)

The new Radiohead album, King of Limbs, starts strong but doesn’t deliver. So we commissioned Hip Hop artist Phonetic ONE to Remix it for us.

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Aladdin, 9-11 and Lovable Muslims 6
by / on March 14, 2011 at 7:00 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Aladdin, 9-11 and Lovable Muslims

In 1993 Aladdin was just another Disney story of a prince and a princess. Sure it was set in the Theocractic Iran, the main characters were part of a Muslim aristocracy, and justice was measured out with the sword. But that didn’t seem to matter back then. Post 9-11 Disney would likely think twice before releasing a blockbuster with all Muslim characters. 

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When “Just Believe” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore 22
by / on March 9, 2011 at 7:23 am / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

When “Just Believe” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

Julia was the quintessential Christian in high school; her peers even nicknamed her Julia Christ Superstar. But what happens to someone like this when complexities of the world and ambiguities of faith led her to bigger questions, to a place where “just believe” doesn’t cut it anymore?

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Why Love Rarely Wins (Sorry Rob Bell) 19
by / on March 8, 2011 at 11:26 am / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Why Love Rarely Wins (Sorry Rob Bell)

Why don’t Christians like black sheep? Evangelical social psychologist Dr. Christena Cleveland explores the Rob Bell theological controversy through the lens of social psychology and arrives at some provacative new conclusions.

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Dirty Dishes and the Beloved 2
by / on March 4, 2011 at 10:44 am / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Dirty Dishes and the Beloved

When living in community you’re forced to deal with the full spectrum of the human condition. Whether intentional or circumstantial, community plays an important part in our stories. And for the most part there’s not much drama, just dishes.

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Soulful Isolation with James Vincent McMorrow (album review) 2
by / on March 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Soulful Isolation with James Vincent McMorrow (album review)

It’s rare to attend a concert where the opening act is so compelling that you wish it were the main event. As James Vincent McMorrow — the opening act — walked off the concert stage, those of us in attendance watched jaws hit the floor in a state of reverent awe. His latest album leaves us just as spellbound.

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Amazing Grace: Personal or Corporate? 6
by / on March 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith, Theology

Amazing Grace: Personal or Corporate?

Attending a mostly white evangelical College as an African American male with roots in the historic Black church resulted in a paradoxical shift in my Christian faith. It was a time that I matured spiritually while simultaneously growing increasingly disillusioned with evangelicalism.

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Young Evangelical’s Prayer for John Piper and Rob Bell 27
by / on February 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Young Evangelical’s Prayer for John Piper and Rob Bell

A young evangelicals’ prayer for John Piper, Rob Bell and Christians everywhere in the midst of conflict with one another — with hope for resolution, reconciliation, and restoration.

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