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My dad told me, once, that if you believe what the Nazarene taught, you are a Xian. Church doctrine isn't what determines that. I found some comfort in that, at the time, because peeling that label off was hard. I grew up believing that God loved me and that Jesus did, too. It was hard…

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I have not met Omid Safi, but he lives near me.  He teaches at UNC-CH so he's just down the road.  It was surprising to me to find his essays about Islam on the Religion News website  and realize that this writer is actually a neighbor of sorts.  Today, he wrote about the standing protests…