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The Church Must Retain a Prophetic Voice

We have all heard the old saying that Satan's greatest ploy is to get people to stop believing in him.
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Burma to Free Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, is set to be released just days after Myanmar's upcoming election, government officials have said.

Congress Goes Home. It was a wild finish on Capitol Hill just after midnight Thursday as lawmakers approved a stopgap spending measure, authorized NASA space programs and, for the first time in several years, managed to adopt the annual intelligence policy bill. Then, they raced home to preserve their own jobs.

Ecuador. Ecuador's military staged a spectacular rescue Thursday night to free President Rafael Correa, who'd been holed up in a hospital for more than 12 hours by a police uprising that threatened the nation's stability.

Quote of the day. "I don't think there's any question that we're going to have a greater number of these cases and that these cases are going to reach (suspects from) more parts of the world. It's something we have to do. We owe it to our citizens and we owe it to the world." U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, of the Justice Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions unit on why tracking down war criminals and human rights abusers is important. (USA Today)

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Beck, Nazis, and Civil Dialogue

Glenn Beck can do better. Fox News can do better. When it comes to upholding truth and having civil dialogues, let's be honest, we all can do better.
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Securing Soldiers' Rights to Selective Conscientious Objection

Last March I testified at the Truth Commission on Conscience in War (TCCW) at the Riverside Church in New York City.
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Americans Deeply Ignorant About Religion

"The person whose writings and actions inspired the Protestant Reformation was Martin Luther, Thomas Aquinas or John Wesley?" Less than half (46 percent) of Americans know the answer is Luther, and
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The Affordable Care Act at Six Months: What's Next for People of Faith?

Last week was a-buzz about the six-month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. And rightfully so.
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We Won't Back Down from Beck

Ah, the evils of "social justice"!
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"Oh Say Can You See": Learning to Disagree in Love (Part I)

The two authors of this blog post have been having a good conversation over the past six months and thought it might interest others as well. First, though, it seems like a good idea to give you a little background about who we are and why we have been talking.
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