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'God's Maternal Nature': One of the Best Mother's Day Sermons I Can Remember

Yesterday I heard one of the best Mother's Day sermons I can remember. It was by the pastor at our family's church, Rev. Jeff Haggray of First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
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Last month, at the height of the media coverage of the most recent sex abuse crisis, Father Francis Clooney, a professor at Harvard Divinity School and Director of the Center for the Study of Wor
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The Gulf Spill and Big Oil's Legacy of Corporate Unaccountability

So the latest Nick & Josh Podcast is up and it's a r
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'Lovely to Me': A Music Video Tribute to Immigrant Mothers

To commemorate Mother's Day, we have this musical tribute to immigrant mothers: "Lovely To Me (Immigrant Mother)," by Taiyo Na.

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Psalm 94 and Sudan

Psalm 94 is not my psalm, and perhaps it's not yours either. Psalm 8; Psalm 23; Psalm 100. They get a lot of air time because they really speak to us.
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Mother's Day Challenges

Mother's Day is a challenge. While advertisements evoke misty eyed memories and quaint appreciation for mothers, the truth is that Mother's Day began as a call to action by Julia Ward Howe.
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Eating Animals: 10 Reasons to Avoid Factory Farmed Flesh

"On average," writes Jonathan Safran Foer, "Americans eat the equivalent of 21,000 animals in a lifetime." Alas, most of these animals came from factory farms, n
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Glimmers of Hope in a National Nightmare

Someone please pinch me. This must be a nightmare. After all, is it possible that, in this land of freedom, one of its states -- which back in 1993 refused to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.
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Dispatch from Prison: How Strong Is Hope?

In my daily prayer book, the morning antiphon for today said: "The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love
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Pro Baseball Players Join Protest of Arizona Immigration Law

Professional sports and political issues have traditionally remained separate. But the new immigration law in Arizona is closing that divide.
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