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Christian Militias and Litmus Tests

I've been told that I am obviously not a Christian because I watch movies. Because I believe women can be pastors. Because I don't take Mass in a Catholic church. Because I've read Brian McLaren and N.T. Wright. Because I voted for Obama. Because I am not a Calvinist.
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Why Obama Needs an Ambassador for International Religious Freedom

Religious persecution remains a major problem around the world, whether by repressive governments or by one faith against another. A position of U.S.
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Murder and Militant Songs Betray Mandela's Legacy

As millions of Christians celebrated Easter this past weekend, their celebrations were interrupted by events in South Africa and Zimbabwe that reinforced the relevance of the message of Easter for
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The Second-Best Book on Sabbath

If you read only one book about the Sabbath, it should be Abraham Joshua Heschel's 1951 classic
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The Burning Patience of Easter

"We're not desperate."
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What If Resurrection Is A Choice?

"What if the resurrection was a choice?"
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Christians, Jews, and Good Friday

As a Christian, I have a high level of sensitivity toward Jews, of a never-ending sense to be protective of their religion
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The Radical Love of Jesus

When I was a little girl, Easter morning in my house smelled of vinegar and cloves. We were up early, before sunrise to see the sun shout. My father would attend an Easter sunrise service with his Masonic lodge, my mother would bake the Easter ham, and I would dye the Easter eggs.
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'God, is it Okay to Be Afraid Now?'

I gave up fear for Lent. That seemed like a good and perhaps even holy idea at the time.
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