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Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results! 0
by / on February 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results!

On Tuesday, we joined forces with SelflessTee for a contest, sponsored by GOOD Magazine and Pepsi Refresh Everything, called One Selfless Act. Many thanks to all who participated. Over the weekend GOOD Magazine will be tabulating the final results. They should be ready to announce an official winner sometime early next week. Stay tuned!

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Open Letter to John MacArthur: Quit proof-texting with lives at risk in the Middle East 22
by / on February 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Open Letter to John MacArthur: Quit proof-texting with lives at risk in the Middle East

Dear Reverend MacArthur, As an Egyptian American and brother in Christ I was saddened and disturbed by your recent claim that the protests of oppressed people across the Middle East are unbiblical.

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Certainty Kills Relationships 1
by / on February 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Certainty Kills Relationships

There are very few certainties in life. Sometimes you’ve just got to jump in with wanton disregard for certainty, and instead, just take a risk. It’s often through this kind of struggle and risk-taking that we discover the most rewarding relationships.

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Avett Brothers’ Darkness in Light (video) 0
by / on February 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Avett Brothers’ Darkness in Light (video)

At first hearing, it’s difficult to pinpoint what The Avett Brothers are referring to in their hit song, Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise, when they sing, “There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light.” Their incredibly creative and stunningly beautiful music video may offer some clues.

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Protesting the Protestors 0
by / on February 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Personal Stories

Protesting the Protestors

Over the last few weeks we have tried to work as best as we could to help set up a private discussion between the Catholic church and the LGBT activist group. That private discussion never happened – and it wasn’t because The Marin Foundation wasn’t willing.

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Sufjan’s Schizophrenic Playground (album review) 3
by / on February 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Sufjan’s Schizophrenic Playground (album review)

Sufjan Steven’s Age of Adz presents a schizophrenic vision of life and love. For the past decade his fans have witnessed intimate portraits of his life in the idyllic Midwest; the Age of Adz catapults them from temporal to the cosmic plane on an existential rocket ship.

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Theology vs. The Greatest Commandment 15
by / on February 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Theology vs. The Greatest Commandment

I believe in theology. It’s how we think about God that determines how we think about this world and how we live in it. But the singular focus on doctrine that has characterized the recent history of the Evangelical community in America has left us paralyzed and unable to respond to the immense pain and suffering in this world.

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Can Christians help close the achievement gap? 0
by / on February 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Can Christians help close the achievement gap?

Austin Dannhaus, a young evangelical teaching in inner-city Washington, D.C., reflects on his experiences at the Teach for American 20th Anniversary summit this past weekend, specifically on the role of faith communities in closing the education gap. His three hard-hitting conclusions may surprise you.

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First Kiss More Memorable Than Losing Virginity? 5
by / on February 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

First Kiss More Memorable Than Losing Virginity?

Studies show that the first kiss is more powerful than the first sexual encounter. According to a post at ABC NEWS.com today: Psychologists report that most people can remember up to 90 percent of the details of their first romantic kiss, a memory that is even more powerful than their first sexual encounter.

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Mumford & Sons’ Audacious Spirituality (album review) 3
by / on February 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Mumford & Sons’ Audacious Spirituality (album review)

It takes a certain madness to attempt to put a literary masterpiece by John Steinbeck into a song. It takes brilliance to capture that story and share it in a compelling poem, put that poem to music, and let it move deeply within the hearts of listeners. Mumford & Sons does it twice in their debut album, Sigh No More.

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