5 Things I Want My Youth To Know As They Graduate High School

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The end of a school year brings with it the whole gambit of emotions as those of us in youth ministry take the opportunity to reflect upon the journey of the past several months. It is in this time of reflection that we revisit the “highs” and “lows” of the year, give thanks for students [Read More...]

Michael Dowd: When Religion Fails, Economics Become Demonic

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For my fifth Pando Populus post, I’ve asked my good friend Michael Dowd to briefly highlight some of the ideas he will discuss during his 2p.m. Friday June 5 presentation on “The Sacred Side of Science: Evidence as Modern-Day Scripture, Ecology as Theology,” at the “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization” conference (Section 4, [Read More...]

When Did ‘Just Showing Up’ Become Not Enough?

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As a kid I had a single bookshelf in my bedroom that served a two-fold purpose; the bottom shelves held books, while the top shelves housed a wide assortment of cheap, “golden” (yellow plastic) trophies. By the time I finished playing sports, there were easily fifteen or twenty trophies lining those shelves. The thing is though, [Read More...]


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