The Common Good

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The Power to Dominate and the Power to Love

As Christians, our continual task is to explore and mediate on Jesus' teachings, as well as to emulate his deeds.
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American Violet: Drug War Injustice Hits the Big Screen

American Violet, a Hollywood blockbuster that opens in theaters next week, tells the story of Regina Kelly, one of the people rounded up in a T
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A Good Story: 'I'm Going to Kill You'

I often tell people not to ask me for statistics because in this work all the statistics are bad. Ask me for stories instead, I say, because even in the worst of times I always have a good story.
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Might Will Never Make Right In Afghanistan

I consider myself a peacemaker and a patriot. I come from a long line of warriors and military servicemen.
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Taxes and Tithes, Contract and Covenant

We cannot avoid death and taxes. Our own death is an event that we only face once.
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Audio: The Beloved Community, the Kingdom of God, and Candy Bar Christianity

In this sermon, Pastor Efrem discusses the focus in April on Martin Luther King's death and the Easter Season, and proclaims that there is no separation between proclaiming the gospel and advancing
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Eric Holder, Ted Stevens, and Prosecutorial Misconduct that Doesn't Make Headlines

No one is saying that Ted Stevens didn't lie about unreported contributions. But the government has to play by the rules even when the defendant is guilty.
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The Eco-Footprint of War: Lemeyo's Story

Lemeyo Abon, an indigenous elder from the Marshall Islands, is a survivor of fallout from the largest nuclear bomb ever
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50 Ways to Love Your Neighbor

With the National Day of Prayer coming up (May 7), a lot of folks around the country are organizing prayer services in church sanctuaries and town halls.
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Colorblinded in the Workplace

"Is colorblindness or multiculturalism better for minorities?" I missed
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