The Common Good

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Palestinian and Israeli Former Fighters Unite for Peace

Ishmael and Isaac, brothers of the same father and different mothers, together buried their father Abraham. Esau and Jacob, twin brother and rivals, reconciled.
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Coming Clean: A Confession

I have a confession to make.
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The Perils of Well-Meaning But Short-Sighted Generosity

Rick Warren, the most prominent evangelical pastor of our day, has established a highly successful program arranging teams from his church to help specific villages in Africa.
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Jon Stewart, Prophet (But Not the Phoney Future-Telling Kind)

What does it say about our country that we have to hear the cold and hard truth from a comedian? Check out the videos below as comedian Jon Stewart interviews and exposes Jim Cramer - the hyped and elevated investment and financial guru.
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The Economy and Abortion

I have written about
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A Fairness Issue

"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?"
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Action Alert Victory: Department of Justice to Investigate Arizona Sheriff's Racial Profiling

Action alerts make a difference. Our call for the Department of Justice to investigate Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has succeeded!
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Audio: Who is in Control? Wealth and Wisdom

It's always difficult to find just a few minutes from Pastor Efrem's sermons to highlight on the blog. With this sermon, it was impossible. So for a change, here's the entire sermon, in which he preaches from Proverbs 3 and talks about:
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Hope for Women in Ministry

I don't honestly think about "women in ministry issues" a whole lot. I guess I just go about my work not thinking of myself as a female pastor, just a pastor. I have almost never felt directly discounted for being a woman in my work.
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