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Obama's School Speech Outcry

Most folks who've read my blog over some time should know that while I very much respect President Obama, I don't go ga-ga and drool over this man.
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When Grace Backfires

In 1958 the Teddy Bears released the song "To know him is to love him," which might as well have been called "To know, know, know, him is to love, love, love, him," since that's the way everybody r
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Labor Sunday: What Can We Do to Honor Workers?

To work is to pray. It's a Latin phrase that the Order of St. Benedict adopted as its motto. St. Benedict, the founder of the order, recognized the sacred value of hard work, the notion that through the sweat of our brows and the strength of our arms and backs, we can worship the Creator.
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Does President Obama Want to Brainwash Our Kids?

I suppose I'm asking for trouble by going here, but could someone explain to me the current controversy
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Partnerships to End Poverty, Led by the Poor

The Poverty Initiative, based at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, has a mission "to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to en
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Sister Sotomayor: Lady Justice

Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed more than one month ago, so why, you may ask, am I just now penning a blog about her historic appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court? The answer is easy -- I was scared. I was scared of offending members of the SMA community because of Justice Sotomayor's position on various hot-button issues.
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Listen!

A just-released study of low-wage workers in the U.S.
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The Other Dimension of the Game

I have been thinking much about this slogan or caption, "the other dimension of the game." It is a slick and catchy phrase I have been exposed to in my work with Streetfootballworld -- a strategic
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Dog is My Co-Pilot?

Last week a friend who knows my dogs sent me a link to Wendy Francisco's wildly popular new song, "God and Dog" (more than half a million views at time of writing). G-o-d and d-o-G--two words, one kind of love. "They would stay with me all day; / I'm the one who walks away.
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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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