Category Archives: politics

Five Days On Food Stamps

*Editor’s Note: To read about my food stamp challenge, including my daily meal journal and ways you can get involved in the fight to end hunger, click here. “If you had a limited amount of money, you’re going to spend … Continue reading

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The Slave Next Door

Yesterday the news broke about Amanda Berry and several other young women trapped inside their captor’s home in Cleveland for nearly a decade. Thankfully, theirs is a happy ending in that they survived. A story like this makes us ask: How … Continue reading

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[PHOTOS] My First Presidential Inauguration

If you get an opportunity to do something that only happens every four years, guess what: YOU DO IT. It was my distinct joy to be part of the 2013 presidential inauguration – and not only just to stand in … Continue reading

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Christians in the Capital

This month I had the opportunity to contribute to Seedbed, the publishing arm of Asbury Theological Seminary. I was given the prompt, “What is like to live as a Christian in the nation’s capital?” Here are my thoughts.  Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Pin With A Purpose

I’ve been messing around with Pinterest for a few months now just trying to make sense of it. Some of my friends have asked me: why use it? What value does it provide? Pinterest is 100 percent visual. In some … Continue reading

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Baby steps to “social media maturity”

{Editor’s note: Beth Kanter also published this on her own blog. You can read it here.} I first heard about the “stages” of social media implementation from Beth Kanter:  First, you crawl. Once you’re steady, you walk. Once the road … Continue reading

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Seminar Saturday: The Answer to Orphan Sunday

God has designed a litmus test to measure our devotion to him. The test? How we care for orphans. Jason Yost, founder of DC-based New Rhythm Project, explains it this way: …caring for orphans is more than an initiative, it’s a … Continue reading

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Get Your Social Justice On

I think January is the ideal month to hold Social Justice Camp. January is a fresh slate for projects, advocacy work and goal-setting. It’s also tied to the MLK Day Of Service, which gets at the very heart of the … Continue reading

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Colbert/Stewart Rally For Media Literacy

There were signs, costumes, strollers (um, why would you bring babies?) and plenty of fear and sanity on the Mall today. This weekend is not the best time to tour the museums, but it IS lively. Halloween, political satirists and … Continue reading

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