The Common Good

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Judgment Day: Does Matthew 25 Apply to the Health-Care Debate?

Yesterday, I heard a Christian leader say that the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is not a reason for Christians to support universal health care guaranteed by their government.
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Faith is about Redemption: The Life of Ted Kennedy

I have never really trusted those who are intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. It makes me suspect they are likely hiding their own.
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Getting Beyond the Confession and Guilt Checklist

Recently, while traveling through Michigan, I attended Mars Hill for church one Sunday.
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Ted Kennedy Meets Jerry Falwell

Fans (and critics) of either man should read this speech -- from the late Sen. Kennedy, delivered back in 1983 at the late Jerry Falwell's (now) Liberty University.
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Shopping Green Without Spending in the Red

Organic strawberries were $5.99 the other day at our local grocer. $5.99! Their more toxic twins, the non-organic variety, were on sale for $3. Darn this pesticide-free living. I stood staring at that clamshell of bruised strawberries and fought with myself. The farmers market was still three days away. I really wanted those berries.
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Lost in Translation? More Inclusive TNIV Dropped in Favor of Newer NIV

Let me begin by asking a simple question: What Bible translation do you use and why?
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Four Years after Katrina: Hope and Challenge on the Gulf Coast

This will be the first year congressional leaders and President Obama won't travel to the Gulf Coast to honor the anniversary of our nation's largest disaster.
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Science, Salvation, Slavery, and Equality: The Bible and Historic Reforms

Have you ever pondered the dangers of reading the Bible?
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