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Jesus and the Dispossessed, by Justin Phillips

November 1, 2016

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If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

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The Day the Purpose of College Changed, by Dan Berrett

January 26, 2015

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If a university is not a place where intellectual curiosity is to be encouraged, and subsidized, then it is nothing.

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Partnership not Persecution: A Modest Proposal for the Future of China and her Christian Intellectuals

November 11, 2014

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The current spiritual awakening on Chinese campuses could provide China with its best hope for a future of peace and prosperity. The moral strength provided by genuine Christian intellectualism could help shape the People’s Republic of China into the greatest nation on earth.

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Young Adults Fleeing Churches That Embrace Partisan Politics, by Jonathan Merritt

March 12, 2012

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The dramatic generational shift away from the church is primarily in reaction to the religious right By Jonathan Merritt Religious pollsters and demographers have long warned that young people were leaving churches in alarming numbers. According to a much talked about LifeWay Research survey, for example, 7 in 10 Protestants ages 18 to 30 who regularly […]

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Science, Religion and Politics: Mixed Results, by Dr. Rusty Pritchard

December 14, 2011

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2011 Faith and Science Week: Part 2   Science and religion are at war. Or, at least that’s the impression you might get from bloggers who watch the spectacle of Republican primary candidate debates. Columnists at the New York Times and the Washington Post are up-in-arms at the hostility toward, and ignorance of, science on the part of the […]

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How Slavery Really Ended in America: The Power of Expertise in Culture Making

April 5, 2011

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“Shall we now end the war and not eradicate the cause? Will not God demand this of us now [that] he has taken away all excuse for not pursuing the right?” – Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler Glory (1989) tells the story of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) leader of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment—the first […]

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Study Claims Colleges Failing to Produce Politically and Civically Engaged Citizens

March 14, 2011

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New study by right leaning Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) shows civic leadership lacking in college grads. Wilmington, DE – Typical college mission statements normally include aspirations to cultivate informed citizens who are politically active and engaged.  A startling new report on civic literacy statistically proves that these goals are not achieved by U.S. colleges and […]

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Muslim Extremism or a New Pharaoh? The Future of Free Speech, Democracy and Religious Freedom in Egypt

February 11, 2011

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Last night, the streets of Cairo erupted in celebration as 18 days of protest led to the surprise announcement that president Hosni Mubarak had resigned after nearly 30 years of irin-fisted rule. Yet the question still remains: What now for Egypt? Shariah Law, Democratic Society, a Military Dictatorship, or something else altogether?

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Muslim Brotherhood and Secular Reformers Join Forces to Support ElBaradei

January 31, 2011

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Culture-making and faith connections in Egypt’s turmoil became clearer as Muslim extremists joined secular reform movement leaders in supporting Mohamed ElBaradei as spokesman for opposition to president Hosni Mubarak.

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Nobel Prize Bio of Egyptian Resistance Leader Mohamed ElBaradei

January 29, 2011

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Egyptian Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei Calls for President Mubarak to Step Down

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