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Everyone Is Called to Serve

How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements?
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Killed for 'Preaching Christianity'

A short thought to follow up on Valerie Elverton-Dixon's tribute to Gayle Williams, the aid worker gunned down by Taliban militants last week. As Valerie noted: She worked for an organization called SERVE Afghanistan -
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Spreading the Wealth

After three decades of "concentrate the wealth," we could really use some "spreading the wealth."
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Fireproof Marriages?

I'd heard the buzz within Christians circles about the "number one inspirational film in America." Everything from "this movie shows what true faith really is" to "this movie will save your marria
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'A Movement Requires Sacrifice'

The word "movement" is in the air these days.
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Joe the Pastor

A new figure has entered the 2008 election campaign. His name is "Joe the plumber," and his concerns about his future have now entered the message of this political year.
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Fighting Predatory Lending in Ohio

We are all witnessing the effects of a greed-driven and debt-ridden economic system. A timely case study of how to reform our economy at the grassroots level is on the ballot this election season in Ohio.
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My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers.
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The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel

In the months leading up to the election, the topic of immigration reform has disappeared from the presidential candidates' conversations.
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