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'Come and See': A Reflection from Afghanistan

"Tell them to come and see who we are." Almost every Afghan we met said that. Tell them to come and see.
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Does Sunday School Have a Future?

Sunday school. It was one of the main reasons I enjoyed church as a child. As a young adult, it sometimes still is. But there's a conversation brewing: Does Sunday school have a future?
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The Truth of Tax Transparency Will Set Us Free

It's started. I saw my first ad for a tax help company on TV yesterday, and I received an email recently about using an online service to settle my bill with the government.
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Top 10 Religious Stories of 2010

Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith.
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Word Made Flesh, and the Indignity of Having a Human Body

So, just to get it out of the way, I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas. No, not an iPad or world peace.
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What Does Violence in the Bible Tell Us About God?

I recently received a note from a pastor and missionary we'll call Pete.
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Archbishop Deng, George Clooney, and You

Murderous regime in Khartoum, meet "Google Earth on lots of steroids": It's time for your close-up.
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Praying and Fasting in the New Year

Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The holiday season is a season of feasting and of celebration.
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Disarm Now Activists Demonstrate What it Means to 'Pay the Price' for Peace

On December 13, a Tacoma-based jury declared five Disarm Trident Now Plowshares activists "guilty" of trespass, felony damage to federal property, felony injury to property, and felony conspiracy to damage property.
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The Inconsistency for the Call to Civility

In light of an unsuccessful campaign to become the president of my middle school as an eighth grader, I have no plans on entering politics and running for political office.
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