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Life: Interrupted

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Today's News Round-up

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" [caption id="attachment_34082" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Rachel Held Evans"][/caption]
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Western Christians Should Support a Palestinian Statehood

Late last week Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the United Nations to request an official recognition of Palestine as an independent state with full statehood status at the UN.
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Must-Read du Jour: Why the Antichrist Matters in U.S. Politics (NYT)

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Female Slavery in Our Own Back Yards

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The Polemics of Forgiveness

The Gate of Forgiveness, Jerusalem. Photo by Deror Avi.
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The Hard Cases

The same evening as Troy Davis was killed by the state of Georgia, Lawrence Brewer was killed by the state of Texas.
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R.E.M. Taught Me How to Lose Religion and Live a Life of Faith

After 31 years, the band R.E.M. has called it a day. ...
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The Republican Debates So Far (part 1)

As a liberal, a progressive that stands to the left of President Obama, I do not expect to hear much in a Republican presidential debate with which I will agree.
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Somebody You Should Know: Christopher Sofolo

deeper photo collage"Jesus' spirituality was magnetic. Wherever he went, people gathered. His love, understanding and compassion toward humanity was overflowing and people traveled from afar to find solace in his teachings and to breathe life into their spiritual lives. His message of inclusiveness was seen as a threat by the religious leaders of his time -- whose very existence relied on a system of exclusivity."

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