Re-Imagining Patriotism

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Following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote for Sojourners on patriotism. You can read the full article HERE. I was five years old on Independence Day in 1976. The United States’ bicentennial fever had overtaken the entire population. Everything was dressed in red, white, and blue. I remember decorating my tricycle in streamers [Read More...]

Three Cups of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?

Greg Mortenson’s bestselling book, “Three Cups of Tea,” made tremendous waves when it hit bookshelves. The heartening stories of reaching across cultural and national lines to give hope to Pakistani children in the form of new schools was the stuff of Hollywood screenplays. Mortenson became a celebrity. Unfortunately, recent light has been shed on some [Read More...]


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