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A Pro-life Case for Health Reform

I write as a minister and Bible teacher to urge pro-life members of Congress to vote for health insurance reform.
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A Pastor's Testimony of Redemption May End in Deportation

Pastor Walter is experiencing firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system. Walter migrated to the United States from Colombia when he was young, petitioned by his parents, who were Lawful Permanent Residents. Walter's parents wanted for their son to enjoy the opportunities that the United States had to offer.
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Glenn Beck Responds: Social Justice 'Is a Perversion of the Gospel'

BREAKING UPDATE: Our message to Glenn Beck is getting through. This morning on his radio show he responded to
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How Obama's Faith Council Worked: Six Points of Consensus

As some of you may know, I served on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships for year one of his administration. Our one-year term is almost up, and yesterday we issued our final report to key members of the administration.
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Border Fence Limbo

My friend Dan and I walked along Avenida Internacional, the four-lane highway that runs along the border between Tijuana and San Diego, on our way to get a view of the DHS border fence construction from the Tijuana side.
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Two Words for Glenn Beck, Five Thoughts for the Church

By now, most of you have heard the brouhaha regarding what Glenn Beck said on his radio and TV show recently:
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World Vision Staff Killed in Pakistan: The Cost of Courageous Compassion

When was the last time you felt gripped by crushing fear? Like the kind that might take over as you listen to friends and co-workers being killed?
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Tell Glenn Beck: I'm a Social Justice Christian

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave churches that use the word "social justice." He says social justice is a code word for communism and Nazism.
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A Torture Apologist's Flawed Theology

The Washington Post has a new op-ed page writer drawing scrutiny for his hearty endorsement of "enhanced interrogation," which translated from Orwellian into English means torture.
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