“I’m not just sitting back waiting for somebody to hand me something.”

I was thrilled that we had a full room watching The Line last week. Plenty of discussion going on in small groups afterwards, too. After the small group discussion time, I asked for people willing to share some of what they discussed regarding three questions: What in the film surprised you? What did you learn …

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Watch “The Line” and #TalkPoverty

As I wrote a couple weeks ago, tonight you can watch the world premiere of (what promises to be) a terrific, important and compelling movie: The Line.  I threw in that parenthetical qualifier because, of course, I haven't actually seen the film. Hence the "world premiere" part. 🙂 But I absolutely expect The Line to …

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Toeing “The Line”

I've written rather extensively about my involvement with and support for Bread for the World. I've been less vocal about my involvement with and support for Sojourners. But both organizations help me reflect upon a Christian commitment to social justice. Both organizations help me act on that commitment. So you can imagine my interest when …

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Well said! – Abolitionist edition

8-year-old me: "Dad, why is there a Mother's Day and a Father's Day, but no Kid's day?" My Dad: "Because every day is Kid's day." It's an old joke, and it's just true enough to be a little funny. It can never be more than a little funny though, because, for the estimated 13-15 million …

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My ad in Politico

Ok, so this isn't exactly my ad in Politico...but I am one of the 4000+ pastors who signed on to this: Sojouners writes more about this on their God's Politics blog today. They also list the ad signers by state. Sojo invited me to write "2-3 sentences" about my support for this movement which they …

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