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Don't Give Anything Up for Lent -- Give Yourself

Are you giving something up for Lent? What and why?
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Absurd Health Insurance Premiums Renew Calls for Public Option

Health insurance companies have been remarkably brazen of late. Are they confident enough that they have killed health insurance reform that they can operate with impunity?
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Interview with Brian McLaren About 'A New Kind of Christianity'

Author Brian McLaren's A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That
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My 'Daniel Fast'

Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.
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Video: Saved from the Rubble in Haiti

Here is an interesting interview with Gerald and Wenson, who helped to rescue Christa Brelsford after a house in Darbonne collapsed on her during the earthquake.
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An Ash Wednesday Memoir of Mortality

Fifteen years ago next week, on my mother's 85th birthday and exactly one week before Ash Wednesday, my father died.
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A Reconciliation Reading List for Black History Month

More Than Equals, co-authored by Chris Rice and the late Spencer Perkins, is considered one of the pivotal books in the Christian racial reconciliation movement that found its greatest momentum in the early and mid-1990s.
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