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April Is Officially Missional Church Conference Month

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 9:14 AM

This is no April Fool's joke: Just about wherever you live in the U.S., there's a missional church conference near you this month!

What's all the hub-bub about? As I've written before, I believe the missional shift is one of the most significant aspects of the emergence within Christianity...

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A Non-Traditional Advent Story ... From Postmodern Negro

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 10:51 AM

Anthony Smith, a.k.a. Postmodern Negro, talks about the non-traditional Advent story in the Gospel of Mark:

"God kicks in the door of an old world. ... A whole new world is here now. This is what happens with the Advent of the Spirit to alert us, to remind...

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The Challenge and Promise of Advent

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 4:25 PM

Ted Jennings, author of "Transforming Atonement: A Political Theology of the Cross," was interviewed recently by Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity Unfiltered at the AAR/SBL conference in Chicago.

Here are Jennings' surprising comments on Advent:

"What we do is pretend that we have hope and...

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What I Said to the Sikh Community in Charlotte, North Carolina

(2) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 12:16 AM

When a horrific act takes place, like the one we saw in Wisconsin on Aug. 5, it is a national tragedy, in the truest sense of the words, because it strikes fear into the hearts of all of us. Who knows when and where a seemingly random act of violence...

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Billy Graham Is Not an Anti-Gay Bigot

(371) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 2:14 PM

Let me tell you about Billy Graham, just as he is, because based on what I experienced working for the man for six years, two statements issued under his name last week (and one earlier this year) significantly collide with the well-established values of this great humble faith leader.

The...

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Start 'Em Young on Peacemaking

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 11:24 AM

In another life, I imagine myself running a small independent children's bookstore like The Shop Around The Corner (in the Nora Ephron movie "You've Got Mail"), but instead the name of my shop is Storming The Castle (as in, "The Princess Bride").

In my fictitious bookstore, we host...

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My Job Offer For Millennials

(13) Comments | Posted June 19, 2011 | 7:04 AM

Millennials weren't surprised by last month's discouraging jobs report -- only 54,000 new jobs created and unemployment falling to 9.1%. According to a recent Rutgers University survey, half of all college graduates from the past five years (2006-2010) are working in low-paying jobs that don't actually use the...

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How to Create a 'National Conversation'

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 9:31 AM

Have you noticed that "national conversations" are really hot right now? There seems to be a new one starting every week. And there seems to be a really simple formula for creating one: Take a memoir that only a handful of the author's close relatives (and maybe a few fans...

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