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When is a hat not just a hat?

What is a hat? Is it merely an accessory to wardrobe, an article to be donned or removed without any interior meaning? Is it a statement of personality and identity – the removal of which means the denial of one’s own story and self-understanding? Is it a tool for head-covering, governed by cultural, social, and religious rules that dictate when it should be worn, and when it should be removed? Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty Reflects the Darkness of our own Making

Here’s a good perspective and a deep challenge to us as a society, on the Academy Award nominated film “Zero Dark Thirty”.   Authors Mary Jo Leddy and Marina Nemat serve on the advisory committee of Action by Christians for … Continue reading

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I Have No Clue

Well I’m finally signed up for Stronger Together! I started the application about 5 times and each time was stumped by the questions of what should every youth library contain? And why should it have it? What music influenced you … Continue reading

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A Meaningful Voice

Are the ethics and choices of youth simply based on What Would Bono Do? Do we even have a clue about what virtue and character means?  Who is telling us the stories that we base our lives upon? Melissa thinks … Continue reading

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Modern Day Psalms Mixtape Track 3: Joe Metro by Blue Scholars

By Christian Harvey In a past post I said that I believe that Hip Hop is the Modern Day Psalms.  Over the next twelve weeks I will be making a Modern Day Psalms Mixtape.  Every Monday I will add a … Continue reading

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Hunger Games Discussion Resources

For those of us involved in youth ministry, or ministry of any sort, we’re often looking for resources that can help us to connect the dots between faith and real life. Or, in this case, faith and a particular cultural product … Continue reading

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Modern Day Psalms Mixtape Track 2: Minority Report by Jay Z

By Christian Harvey In a past post I said that I believe that Hip Hop is the Modern Day Psalms.  Over the next twelve weeks I will be making a Modern Day Psalms Mixtape.  Every Monday I will add a new … Continue reading

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Modern Day Psalm Mixtape Track 1: Dear God pt. 2 by The Roots

By Christian Harvey In a past post I said that I believe that Hip Hop is the Modern Day Psalms.  Over the next twelve weeks I will be making a Modern Day Psalms Mixtape.  Every Monday I will add a … Continue reading

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Hip Hop: The Modern Day Psalms

By Christian Harvey I love hip hop! Not a very revolutionary statement but it took me along time to admit it. You see I am a white kid who was a teenager during the 90’s, we listened to grunge music, grew … Continue reading

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Giddy Like a 13 year old: A review of the Hunger Games Movie

By Christian Harvey This review has spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie, then go see it then come back and read this.  You have been warned, now you can’t get mad. Harry Potter?  Too much commitment, I mean … Continue reading

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