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Bill Maher Calls Evangelicals Bluff
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The Rich Don’t Create Jobs
This is probably the most powerful video I’ve seen this year so far. Via Business Insider: “As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don’t actually create jobs. The position is controversial — so much so that TED is refusing to post a talk that Hanauer gave on the subject. National Journal reports today that TED officials decided not to put Hanauer’s March 1 speech up online after deeming his remarks “too politically controversial” for the site…”....
Real Christian Values
It seems we’re hearing a lot about “Christian values” in this campaign season, so it might make sense to take a look at what seemed to be the values that Jesus actually cared about…This video is my short (3 minute) take on “Real Christian Values.”    ...
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Anything Less Would Be Uncivilized
Do you ever feel tense when talking about religion? Do you feel like there are some things about religion that you have not come to understand? Do you have questions about faith that you are afraid to ask in a formal setting? Have you ever expressed your beliefs with someone only to find yourself in a heated debate about religion and faith issues? Well, there probably is no simple answer to why so much religious tension exists; could it be, however, that the starting point to deconstructing the complicated tension surrounding religion lies in an examination of our very own...
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Parker Palmer On The Power Of The Human Heart
Parker Palmer explores the power of the human heart to stand up to injustice. Those movements were fomented by folks who had every external form of power taken away from then.  They had no status, they had no standing, they had no leverage. What they did was to access the only source of power that no one can take away from us, and that’s the power of the human heart…the power of the soul, the power of identity and integrity. I think of about this sometimes as the Rosa Parks decision, or the Rosa Parks moment in life, where an...
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Is Your Body The Key To Getting What You want?
The images prevalent in a society or culture seem to reflect an idea of what the people in said society identify with as being valuable. If I show you an image deemed valuable long enough, get you to hear about it enough, you are likely to buy into it. The images this beautiful girl is exposed to is this video reflect the ideas of what the media wants us to buy into. This is beneficial to them to get society to want to reflect or be this image, hence to purchase there products. Grocery store check outs, commercials, music videos and reality TV shows are full of people...
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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus
This video is making the rounds on YouTube and Facebook.  In my stream its been shared over 25 times and has produced countless video responses on YouTube.  Brambonius Cools suggested its a matter of semantics, and shared a list of responses so far: Some interesting remarks about the problems with this video are written by the American Jesus, Sarah Moon, Elisabeth Esther, Jake Belder and Patrol Mag and by this girl on youtube. I’m not going to repeat everything those people say, so they might be interesting to read too… Christian Piatt wrote a response that call it a well-meaning...
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The Verge 2012 Missional Community Conference
The Verge 2012 Missional Community Conference is a four-day experience for church leaders, students, entrepreneurs, artists, urban innovators, business leaders, community development specialists, non-profit leaders, church planters and everyday leaders - anyone pursuing the mission of God, in community, whatever the context, for the sake of the Gospel. Verge will resource you to make disciples who make disciples in every sphere and domain of society, advocate for the poor and oppressed, mobilize urban and global mission leaders, and champion movements of gospel-centered missional communities Made up of pre-conferences, post-conferences, two-days of challenging main sessions, music, workshops, networking opportunities and more, Verge 2012 is here to...
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Why The Church Needs Heretics
Seth Godin: Leaders share the faith2014and promote heretics Seth Godin on Heretics.What do you think about what he says?...
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The Wrong Kind of Strong
By now, most people have seen this ad: I had to watch the video more than once to wrap my mind around it.  On the surface, he appears to be repeating the same tired nonsense that circulates on social media.  It’s the same non-logic that fuels angry Facebook re-posts about being forced to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”  One could easily shrug it off as being no more than an eye-roll-inducing piece of nonsense with a persecution complex. Except that it’s not. In every single sentence of Rick Perry’s “Strong” ad, he weaponizes his faith.  Not only that,...
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