Time for Unity: The Day St Vincent Made Me a Mixtape about America [Beats 1 Radio]

I got to talk with a rock star about America and Jesus, the Reagan years, the difference between living in middle America and NYC, working in advertising AND a church and the incongruities between them, the corrosive effects of social media, the temptations of empire, how we might get along and learn to talk to one another when we don't all know the answers, and the subversive nature of Christian love in its practical application.

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The End Insight: A non-traditional look at the signs of the times [Hope vs Hope]

I would never diminish awe of the Divine or the scriptures through which He speaks, but once things start getting formulaic, and we start seeing how the stars and planets align in a certain way to put a fine point on when and how our end will be, I am reminded that the Gospels told us NOTHING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD WILL BE HOW WE EXPECT IT TO BE.

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Beyond No: Why Progressives Should Build Up, Not Tear Down [John Doe Society]

Throughout America's brief history, liberal and conservative voices have served to balance each other's excesses. But if liberals are going to gain any traction in making new converts and regaining some power in the next election, they--we--are going to have to make it clear what positive values and initiatives they stand for, not just tearing down conservatives (literally and figuratively).

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Musiomancy

It’s a kind of fortune-telling, I guess, like the old practice of bibliomancy, opening the Bible to a random page and seeing what the text says. The musical version used to be more robustly random when I’d listen to commercial radio stations on the radio in the car. You could still kind of tell what was going to happen based on the station. But there was still a mystery in what song was coming next.

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