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My Advent Calendar: December 12

Following on the theme of the last two windows, Dec. 12 on the Advent calendar opened to a picture of an ox with a book-the symbol of the gospel of Luke.
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An Israeli Conscript's Mother Speaks Out

It's hard to believe that people all around the world are learning about my 19-year-old son Yuval. I know that I'm proud of him. I just never expected the world to be proud of him. As I write this, Yuval's in jail, serving his second term. We don't know how or when this will end.
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Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas...

Dear Santa, I remember how Christmas used to be when I was a little girl: waking up early Christmas morning, racing downstairs to see the presents and unwrapping gifts.
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Audio: Change We Can Believe In

In this clip Pastor Efrem talks about how, in order to be change agents in society, we need to change a church divided by race, class, and culture.
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Automakers: Apology Accepted

This week GM printed a full page ad in Automotive News magazine to make a public apology. They said:
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My Advent Calendar: December 11

Not surprisingly, when I opened the eleventh window, it revealed a picture of a lion holding a book-the ancient Christian symbol for Mark the evangelist.
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Postville Still Suffering in the Wake of Immigration Raids

Months after the largest immigration enforcement raid in history, the tiny community of Postville is still sufferin
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Time Magazine's Top Ten Religion Stories: Right on New Evangelicals, Wrong on the Economy

Time magazine just released its "Top Ten of Everything in 2008."
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