Post Tagged with: "Politics"

The Epistemology of Hip-Hop 2
by / on December 8, 2011 at 6:30 am / in Broken World, Pop Culture

The Epistemology of Hip-Hop

In the early 70’s the South Bronx was a dilapidated landscape suffering from the crippling economic effects of White flight, governmental policies of abandonment and a ubiquitous and lethal gang culture. It was in the womb of this social suffering that hip-hop was birthed. Communities began to gather in the name of respect and inclusion to counter the hostile environment [...]

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Who should pay for America’s future? 28
by / on July 18, 2011 at 1:36 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Who should pay for America’s future?

In the midst of eleventh hour budget negotiations over America’s fiscal future, Recovering Evangelical blogger Nate Roberts offers a compelling side-by-side comparison of the State of Minnesota and the African nation of Kenya. Who’s got it better? And who should pick up the tab to keep it that way?

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Was Osama Bin Laden Evil? 6
by / on May 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Was Osama Bin Laden Evil?

Only God truly knows what evil is. We just like to pretend we do. All too often we, like those who have come before us, see evil exclusively in the faces of our adversaries and good only in those who bless us.

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The Season of Republican Discontent 4
by / on April 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

The Season of Republican Discontent

With many GOP lawmakers unexcited about the current field of conservative candidates the Republican Presidential nomination is very much up for grabs for 2012. And which direction will conservative religious voters break? Alexei Laushkin weighs in.

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Crumbs From the Rich Man’s Table 20
by / on March 30, 2011 at 9:40 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Crumbs From the Rich Man’s Table

For years now, many faith leaders have been making the argument that the Federal budget is a moral document. The argument is simple: the choices we make reflect what our national priorities are. What does it say about America that the vast majority of proposed budget cuts will hurt the most vulnerable people at home and abroad?

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Should Christians Care About Unions? 12
by / on February 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Should Christians Care About Unions?

More than 30,000 demonstrators have descended on the Wisconsin Statehouse, two days in a row, to protest Governor Scott Walker’s decision to severely restrict the collective bargaining rights of most public employee unions. The proposed bill would make it illegal for unions to use healthcare benefits and their pension funds as bargaining chips. Should Christians care?

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How Obama’s Budget Battle Hurts the Poor 0
by / on February 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

How Obama’s Budget Battle Hurts the Poor

Obama and his Republican opponents have more in common on the budget than they’re likely to admit. The respective proposals of both parties “solve” America’s fiscal woes through cuts to programs that help poor people, while increasing military spending and — just as morally tone-deaf and mind-numbingly irresponsible — passing the buck on our nation’s longer-term fiscal problems.

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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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