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Psalm 109:8 -- A Prayer to Destroy Obama?

During the last few days, Psalm 109:8, a Bible verse in the form of a "prayer for Obama," has topped the Google trends chart: "May his days be few; may another take his office." Evidently, a bump
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New Momentum for Immigration Reform

Last week, Janet Napolitano delivered her first speech on immigration reform in her capacity as the Secretary of Homeland Security.
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Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The following is a memo Jim Wallis has provided to leaders throughout the nation concerning the ongoing issue of abortion within the health care reform debate and the need to find common ground
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Sarah Palin and the Demise of Public Discourse

I wonder how many doctoral dissertations will be written over the next several years aimed at exploring the cultural phenomenon that is Sarah Palin.
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The Charter for Compassion

Compassion is, by one definition, "a deep awareness and sympathy for another's suffering."
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Conservative Progressives?

It's been said that conservatives are people who honor the tombs of dead progressives.
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Practicing Jesus' Third Way in the Public Square

In the midst of the hate speech that's surfacing in the public square these days, I've been asking myself how I can respond to such speech nonviolently.
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Month of Protests Reveals Grocer's True Colors

Young and old, large and small, farmers and pastors, men and women all lined the streets in front of Publix grocery stores in Florida last month.
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What Happens When a Wheaton Grad Runs for Congress as a Democrat

Last weekend, as a group of religiously-committed pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives found themselves at odds with the majority of their party over an abortion-related amendment in
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