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Shane Claiborne on ‘Wounded Healers’

June 19, 2013

Photo Credit: NBC Philadelphia By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “Every time we gather [for Communion], we gather around a victim of violence who had wounds to show it. And yet triumphed over violence without mirroring…


Orphaned Land: Peace Through Metal

June 17, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) The Arab-Israeli conflict is as controversial an issue as ever. There are those who think the Jewish people have a historical and Biblical right to the land; there are those…


Twelve Tribes: Turning Community into Legalism

May 30, 2013

Twelve Tribes Community in Nelson, BC (Photo Credit: Fellowship for Intentional Community) By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Recently, in Christian circles there have been conversations concerning the merits of radical Christianity. Many followers of Jesus…


Ex-ICC Prosecutor Calls on Obama to Take Action on Sudan

May 23, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Last week I had the privilege to interview Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Ocampo was the man who prosecuted Omar al-Bashir for the…


Our Existential Need for Jesus

May 2, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) The world of theological controversy can be a very draining world. Much of theological discourse simply is not edifying and is simply a combination of name calling, accusations, and talking…


Internet Pornography: Society’s Mr. Hyde

May 1, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) The question of government regulation is one that sparks much debate between people of all political persuasions. Internet pornography is an excellent example of this. The question of whether pornography…


David Gushee Urges America to Recover its Torture Ethic

April 25, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “Being able to hold onto one’s principles in times of crisis is a key mark of moral maturity both for persons and for institutions” said Christian ethicist David Gushee. “It’s…


Integrity Official Argues Opposition to Homosexuality Rooted in Opposition to Change

April 24, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “Homosexuality has become the symbol of the changes which are happening in our society” claimed Integrity USA President Caroline Hall last night at an event discussing her book, A Thorn…


Sex Trafficking is Sexual Assault

April 18, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Recently, the European Union released its first “Trafficking in human beings” report. This report, providing data concerning human trafficking in the EU from 2008-2010, revealed that sexual exploitation is the…


Book Review: Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed by Jay Bakker

April 16, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) I recently finished reading Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God by Jay Bakker with Andy Meisenheimer. Going into this book I was fully aware…


Duke Divinity Faculty on Scriptural Imagination

April 16, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “When you read Scripture” said Stanley Hauerwas, “you are reading God’s engagement with yourself and with the community.” On February 11, 2013, three Duke Divinity School professors were featured in…


Abortion: The Personal is Political

April 9, 2013

Photo Credit: AUL By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “How do you fight abortion?” said Charmaine Yoest, “I want to put a really radical notion on the table. Go on a date” Charmaine Yoest, the President…