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Braveheart Writer addresses National Prayer Breakfast (video) 6
by / on February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Braveheart Writer addresses National Prayer Breakfast (video)

Earlier this month Randall Wallace delivered the keynote speech at the 59th National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. He is the Oscar-nominated creative force behind the epic storytelling of such critical and box-office hits as BRAVEHEART, WE WERE SOLDIERS and PEARL HARBOR, and this past Fall he brought to life the inspirational excitement of SECRETARIAT.

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Are we blessed at the expense of others? 6
by / on February 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Are we blessed at the expense of others?

While I hear “blessing” thrown around to describe the good things in our lives, I struggle to pinpoint what this word actually means. What did God mean when he told Abraham that he would bless him, and that he would be a blessing to the nations?

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Sh*tty Christian Ripoffs 4
by / on February 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Sh*tty Christian Ripoffs

Madeleine L’Engle, the beloved children’s author, novelist, and writing teacher, tells this story: “Not long ago, a college senior asked if she could talk to me about being a Christian writer. If she wanted to write Christian fiction, how was she to go about it?” L’Engle’s response may surprise you.

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That’s not why they call it “faith” 2
by / on February 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

That’s not why they call it “faith”

If I could change any one thing about the way evangelicalism is embraced in the United States today, it would be to rectify its long, debilitating history of anti-intellectualism. A number of historians and analytic philosophers have documented and addressed its rise; my lifelong pursuit is to facilitate its demise.

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Heirloom Tomatoes (and relationships) 1
by / on February 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Heirloom Tomatoes (and relationships)

I love the word heirloom. The word is defined as an object or product of great value that has belonged to a family for several generations. It denotes to me a certain quality of humble characteristics. It makes me think about tomatoes. It also makes me think about the relationships that have changed me.

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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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Is the Civil Rights Movement over? 1
by / on September 20, 2010 at 10:27 am / in Broken World, Theology

Is the Civil Rights Movement over?

We can’t simply romanticize or memorialize activism of the past, we must develop new tools, methods, and strategies that will be most effective in our current political landscape. Mobilizing Hope provides an overview and primer around these tools and a theological and moral basis for social justice activism.

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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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Who would Jesus torture? 0
by / on May 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Who would Jesus torture?

A survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life recently found that white evangelical Christians are more likely to support torture than people who rarely or never attend religious services. What in God’s name are they teaching in American seminaries these days?

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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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