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Pregnancy Boom at Gloucester High – Philosophies for Juvenile and/or Delinquent Behavior

June 24, 2008

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(UPDATE: The Plot Thickens, by Time, and a short clip of a statement from the Mayor by CNN.) (DISCLAIMER NOTE: While this uncertainty is floating around regarding the validity of the pregnancy pact mentioned in the Time article, I believe my post below still stand true, regardless of whether or not “the pact” be substantiated) […]

N.T. Wright On The Colbert Report – Why Sound Bytes of Sound Theology Is Just A Cacophony

June 20, 2008

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There’s lots of buzz about N.T. Wright’s appearance on The Colbert Report. I’ll look forward to reading the responses. Thus far, there’s very little content in the blogosphere (as of June 20, 2008). I was disappointed, and I’d like to share why below. As someone who appreciates both N.T. Wright and Stephen Colbert for their […]

Evangelical Politics

June 20, 2008

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Krista Tippet from American Public Media mediated a fascinating multi-generation discussion between Chuck Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne on the subject, “Evangelical Politics” at the National Pastors Conference in San Diego, April 2008. You can see the transcript here, (and photos here). For anyone wrestling with what it means to be a follower of […]

Welcome To Holland – Raising a Child With a Disability

June 19, 2008

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The following is a fairly well-known story/parable about raising a child with a disability. It is touching, inspiring, and comforting. And while it was written for a specific kind of unexpected living, I find it just as powerful for describing the loss of expectations in every aspect of life. I include it here in support […]

What “Surfwise” Really Tells Us About Wisdom

June 18, 2008

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My friends and I watched one of the most fascinating movies of recent. Surfwise is a documentary about the Paskowitz family (see their famous surf camp here), a renegade and maverick Stanford educated father, a 24 foot camper trailer, surfing, and an unconventional way of living and raising a family. I would consider the film […]

Hamas & Al Fatah

June 17, 2008

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This is just a point of education for me on this post. While I’ve heard much about the Palestinian political parties, I actually know very little about them. These “Times Topic” explanations were helpful. HAMAS Hamas, one of the two main Palestinian political groups, derives its name from an acronym for the Arabic words ”Harakat […]

Israel’s Messianic Jews Under Attack – The Cost Of Discipleship

June 17, 2008

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This article was posted in Time recently about a bomb that was sent to a Messianic Family on Purim. My friend sent me the news videos that made its way to YouTube. Part One here. Part Two here. The text is difficult to read, so I have transcribed it below. For those who need a […]