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Immigration and the law

May 15th, 2012 by isaac · No Comments

I spoke on behalf of the NC Council of Churches at a state legislature meeting in Raleigh. An edited version of what I said is available via Sojourners magazine. An excerpt: No matter what the government legislates, we will continue to practice our Christian faith as our church communities extend hospitality, as we treat foreigners […]

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Tags: current events · immigration · political power

Hans Denck’s response to James Davison Hunter (and Tim Keller)

April 7th, 2011 by isaac · 3 Comments

I read James Davison Hunter’s new book last year: To Change the World (2010). I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the past few months. This morning I read a passage from Hans Denck, an Anabaptist leader in the 16th century. Remarkably, Denck names the arts and the economy (as well as the government) […]

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Tags: political power · reading corner · theology

Bodies Matter: a footwashing protest

April 2nd, 2010 by isaac · 3 Comments

For Holy Thursday a bunch of gathered at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Cary, North Carolina, and held a footwashing worship service—we told them we wanted to wash the feet of the people detained inside. If you haven’t heard about these ICE detention centers, that means the federal government is good […]

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Tags: church life · immigration · political power · sermons · theology

politics beyond elections

May 8th, 2009 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote a short review of Hauerwas and Coles’ book from last year, Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary (Cascade). It appears in the current issue of the Mennonite Weekly Review (May 4, 2009). Here’s an excerpt: Politics involves all the ways we tend to the common good. This happens in our neighborhoods, not just […]

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Tags: political power · published · reading corner

Jesus for President: An Ecumenical Campaign

September 18th, 2008 by isaac · No Comments

The Jesus for President campaign came to Raleigh, N.C. on July 22nd. Chris Haw, Shane Claiborne, and their crew took the stage at 7pm. People started filling the seats at 6:30, anticipating the acclaimed campaign. For two and a half hours, Shane and Chris spoke about Jesus and politics to an attentive crowd. Although our […]

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Tags: current events · political power

quotes from Hauerwas

July 26th, 2007 by isaac · 5 Comments

Stanley Hauerwas never gets old. He’s like an aged wine. Well, if he could keep some wine in the cellar it might age properly. But he just can’t keep from publishing books—it’s like one every year! He recently came out with The State of the University. And last year it was his commentary on Matthew […]

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“Divine Strake”: the military claims divinity? sicut deus

January 19th, 2007 by isaac · 3 Comments

I switched on the radio on my way to pick up my wife from work yesterday. And I half-listened to a report of a community in Nevada protesting a possible test conducted by the The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (funded by the US Department of Defense). It was a good story—quite interesting and informative. But […]

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Tags: current events · political power · technology · theology · war

Immigration Marches & Ambivalent Activism

May 1st, 2006 by Jason · 7 Comments

Coding away this afternoon I was interrupted by the rumble of many feet and voices marching just outside my door. I hurried up to the roof of our downtown office and was astounded to see a flood of white shirts, American flags, and brown faces stretching back for as far as I could see (more […]

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Tags: current events · immigration · political power