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Audio: Biblical Redistribution of Wealth -- What You Think You Own is Not Yours

In this clip, taken from a Nov. 2 sermon, Pastor Efrem talks about the implications of the commandment not to covet, and a biblical approach to wealth and ownership.

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Addicted to the Streets

Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neglected baby boy away from his crackhead mother and made him her own.
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Paul's Teaching on Women in Context

Do you often find comfort and insight, even direction for your life, through a careful study of scripture? Do you believe that God's truth is found in the pages of the Bible?
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Sacred Pilgrimages to the School of the Americas and El Salvador

Last spring, I made a pilgrimage to rural El Salvador to learn about the violence that had occurred there during the U.S-supported Salvadoran Civil War. The journey became a sacred one for me my first evening there, in the home of my host Florinda.
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Is the Dream Fulfilled? Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America

Where have all the prosperity preachers gone? It seems like only yesterday when we were hearing about prosperity preachers and messages about God pouring out financial blessing.
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How the Big Three Automakers Could Test Better Health Care

I am a follower of Jesus. As such, I understand God to have a special concern for the poor and marginalized of society.
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Happy Birthday Sojourner Truth!

On this day in 1797, Isabella Baumfree (Sojourner Truth) was born in Ulster County, New York. Sojourner Truth was a former slave, women's rights activist, abolitionist, and great orator. On November 26, 1883, Sojourner passed away in her home in Battle Creek, Michigan.
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Common Ground Abortion Reduction on The Washington Post's Front Page

Today's front page feature in The Washington Post is a good profile of the religious lead
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Signs that SOA/WHINSEC is Losing its Grip on Latin America

This weekend, an estimated 30,000 people will meet in protest at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, to close the School of the Americas.
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