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V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
“Church bake sale? Again?”

Film Review

Where Do We Go Now?

Middle Eastern farce finds inventive, if unrealistic, solution to religious strife

By Devin D. O’Leary
Somewhere, in the rocky wilds of Lebanon, lies a tiny village so isolated from neighboring communities that the residents can barely keep up on the latest trends. Cell phones don’t exist there. Reception on the village’s sole television set is spotty at best. Newspapers are a luxury item. Why, these folks aren’t even aware that Muslims and Christians are supposed to hate each other to death.

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V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010
Frin the May Day protests against SB 1070 in Santa Fe.
Amy Dalness

Feature

The Stranger Among Us

Christian theology and migration

By Demetria Martinez

One of the most heartening things about the immigrants rights movement today is the involvement by U.S. citizens who are people of faith. Thousands turned out in the streets around the country—side by side with immigrants—to demand humane immigration reform and to express outrage at SB 1070, the Arizona law that cracks down on immigrants. The concern for immigrants’ rights is mirrored in migration theology, a growing area of scholarship that examines what the Bible has to say about how we treat “the stranger among us.”

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V.18 No.45 | 11/5/2009
Oz Fox (far left) and Stryper continue to exact the yellow-and-black attack.

Music Interview

Holy Metal

Stryper’s still rockin’ the gospel

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Since 1983, Stryper has shone the light of Jesus on a style of music typically associated with the dark, debauched side of life. The glam metal band relaxed its outrageous black-and-yellow striped look in the early ’90s, then disbanded in ’92 when the genre went the way of the flying dragon-beast-thing ridden by a big-breasted cartoon woman. The hair metal revival of the early part of this decade spurred the band to reunite in 2003, and Stryper’s been performing/preaching since. At times the band was accused of blasphemy and devil worshiping—not true, folks. Last week I spoke with lead guitarist Oz Fox, and, whoa, this band loves the Lord.

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