The Common Good

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For They Shall be Called Children of God

In Sunday school many many years ago, I learned the Beatitudes.
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Football and Ramadan

All around the United States, high school and college football teams are beginning to practice for the fall season.
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Are We Saved by Doctrine, or Saved by Jesus?

My article "Can Muslims follow the Biblical Christ and still be Muslim?" created a firestor
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The Implications of Calling Cordoba House a "Mosque"

Islam did not attack America on Sept. 11 -- terrorists did.
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Loving in Spirit and in Truth: In Support of the Cordoba House (Part II)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a courageous and intelligent woman. Born in Somalia, she immigrated to the Netherlands in 1992. She served in the Dutch parliament from 2003- 2006.
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Mosques, Churches, Terror, and Love

Sometimes space is warranted. We need boundaries when relationships are difficult.
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In Support of the Cordoba House (Part I)

In the story of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at the Well of Sychar, we see a man and a woman from two different tribes that hate each other.
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Why We Must Challenge Society's Notions of Beauty

The earliest representations of Jesus show him eating and healing. In both instances, those who shared the scenes with Jesus included misfits, outcasts, the infirm, and the impoverished.
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Non-Cooperation with Evil in the Streets of Arizona

The clock nudged toward midnight on a cool Arizona summer evening.
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