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Movement for Release of Philip Rizk Grows

My dear friend Philip Rizk was kidnapped on Friday night by Egyptian secret police.
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Free Philip Rizk! God's Politics Blogger Arrested by Egyptian Secret Police

Friday evening I was in Washington D.C. and received an urgent message from Egypt. The major player in helping us get medical equipment into Egypt duirng the early days of the recent 22 day war in Gaza was Philip Rizk. Friday evening at 11 p.m.
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An Education in Border Injustice

As I sat in the federal court room in Tucson witnessing the sentencing of over 60 people who had been caught crossing the border between the U.S.
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Six 'Highlights' from Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen has been on the Hill this week going through the gory details of waste, fraud, and mismanagement of the roughly $51 billion we gave fo
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Greener Gatherings

The day after Obama was sworn in as president, Trinity Institute launched its annual conference titled "Radical Abundance: A
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Mobilizing Art Against Poverty

Last week, I read this quote by John Piper: "...the weeping of the saints at the loss of precious souls is, paradoxically, the weeping of joy in God." I believe that is what God wants for me and fo
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Audio: Shifting How We 'Have Church'

In this clip, Pastor Efrem talks about how the church has constantly changed throughout history to get closer to God's heart.
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