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Laughing at and Identifying with Political Outsiders

Five years ago, I visited Washington DC for the second time in my life. This visit wasn’t for a school trip—I was going as an …

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Hypocrisy, Humility and Facing the Fight Over Guns

I watched the news sadly earlier this month, as did so many others, as we once again saw the images of young people running from …

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Your Calls Matter

I recently took a trip up to Philadelphia to visit some friends from my college days. Every couple of months or so I spend a …

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The Helpful Church Panel (That May Not Happen)

About six weeks before the 2012 national elections our congregation in New York held a church-wide forum featuring two church members, one who was planning …

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When We Surveyed the Wondrous Cross…

“…have we, as people of the cross, allowed ourselves to become people of the empire?”   Last summer I had an interesting meeting over coffee. …

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How We Talk When We Talk About Politics

My dad and I don’t argue like we used to. Allow me to deconstruct that: My dad and I argue, but how we do it …

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Flee Like the Essenes or Fight Like the Zealots?

I work with Christian college juniors and seniors who come to Washington, DC., for internships as they begin thinking about the transition from campus to career. …

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The One Community Where Fear-Mongering Shouldn’t Work

Fear is a powerful tool in political communications. If you can trigger the amygdala into a fear response and the listener doesn’t have some kind …

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