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Justice All the Way to the End

  My legs have finally recovered from my 32-mile walk from Dallas to Ft. Worth last Friday. The blisters on the soles of my feet are almost gone, too. I walked with two other members of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in a silent protest against capital punishment. Just before the walk,…

Important Bridge Work in 2013: An End-of-Year Review of Daraja

We made it! We survived our first full year as a refugee empowerment agency! Words can’t express my ap-preciation for your support of Daraja’s first full year of operation in 2013, though maybe a few pictures will help … Your prayers, gifts, and service played a crucial role in getting Daraja off the ground and…

With

There is no more important word in the Christian faith right now than “with.” Everything we do and are and could be would be transformed if we started using that word more frequently. I participated in a two-day roundtable conversation last week with representatives of the Board of Church and Society, Board of Global Ministries,…

Sprinkle’s Fight is Right

The following article originally appeared here at Englewood Review of Books on October 25, 2013: It’s astounding how eagerly North American evangelicals have supported military operations in the recent past. Polls suggest that as many as 79% of evangelicals supported the Iraq invasion in 2003. That’s why Preston Sprinkle’s new book, Fight: A Christian Case for…