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Vulnerable Leadership During The Sea Change

Posted February 12, 2014 @ 3:15pm | by Tripp

You may have seen the image floating around the internet from the Public Religion Research Institute about the gradual shifting of religious identity in the United States at present. I don't...

 

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Tags: change, leadership, exceptionalism, fear, fundamentalism, Cox, Butler, Dix, Bass
 

Church Attendance: You're Doing It Wrong

Posted February 11, 2014 @ 9:32am | by Tripp

Talking about church attendance is difficult. Whether people attend or not, they have a lot of themselves wrapped up in the choice. Of course they do. It makse total sense. But our public...

 

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Tags: church attendance, Don Miller, Ed Setzer, sociology, theology
 

I Am Not A Good Christian

Posted December 10, 2013 @ 9:46am | by Tripp

"I'm a nice neighbor, kind to dogs and cats. That's enough for me," we may say. It's a good thing, to be certain, but that's not even close to what is asked of us as...

 

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Tags: Mandela, virtue, monastery, Guy Sorman, courage, hope, faith, Chrismon tree
 

Nine Years

Posted September 25, 2013 @ 5:09am | by Tripp

 

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Tags: anniversary, austin, hudgins
 

Exploring Sojourners' Myths About Food Stamps

Posted September 19, 2013 @ 1:33pm | by Tripp

My own research with Kathryn Edin shows that SNAP is having a huge, huge effect at the very bottom. In fact, if you consider SNAP cash, it reduces the number of households with kids surviving on...

 

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Tags: Sojourners, Christian Piatt, Luke Shaefer, Kathryn Edin, food stamps
 

Clearing My Brain

Posted May 20, 2013 @ 10:28am | by Tripp

I am thinking about race, critical theory, preaching, and how some people make much hay out of their own racism to get attention. I am also thinking about how speaking from a place of social...

 

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