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A Sermon on the "Good" Samaritan

From what I hear, if you are taking a trip to the Holy Land you can visit the actual road from Jerusalem to modern-day Jericho, and local tour guides are happy, for the right price, to show you the
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A Republican Pastor for Immigration Reform

My name is Rev. Gary Wiley, pastor of justice and care at Trinity Grace Church in New York City. I am an evangelical Christian.
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Why National Flags Don't Belong in Church

When I first heard the announcement to rise for "the presentation of the colors," I didn't understand what that was.
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Gulf Apocalypse: Don't Watch This Video

Conservationist John L. Wathen a.k.a.
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Top Secret America

The Washington Post today blanketed the front page with this lede:
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Cruise Ships: Dark Secrets Below Deck

While working as an entertainer on a cruise ship, I often sat in one of the many distinguished seats on board that reflected my status.
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What Do We Do When There Are No Simple Solutions?

The other day, I got together with a pastor friend who is feeling discouraged and overwhelmed by the extent of the Gulf oil spill and his inability
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Friday Links Round-Up

Missing God. Modern day slavery. A crawfisher turned crooner. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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The Oil Has Stopped, But How Can I Keep From Praying?

It is with cautious optimism that I write these words: Apparently, oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf (at least from the spot where we had been watching
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