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Thinking. Praying. Doing.

It’s taken me a while, but I’ve come to learn that my first (and constant) response to most things should be prayer. St. Ignatius of …

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Turning Down the Heat: Principle and Strategy

This article is excerpted from Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew? Christians who never find themselves disagreeing with each other …

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Major Changes and Exciting New Projects: A Note from Our Managing Editor

Dear Friends, When D. Leiva and I launched The Body Politic earlier this year, we were excited to bring together writers who inhabited different political …

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Christian Friendship and the Political Fray

In my previous post about my time working in Congress, I mentioned that there were times when I thought being a Republican made me a …

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A Tale of Two Cities: Knowledge, Responsibility and Living the Christian Life

I’ve lived in Washington, DC, for three years now, but I was first exposed to this city through the American Studies Program (ASP), a semester-in-the-city “study …

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Have a Good Memorial Day. We’re Praying for You.

Friends, In honor of Memorial Day, we won’t be running a regularly scheduled Monday submission from one of our columnists today, but will instead be …

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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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