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James Dobson's 'Letter From 2012 in Obama's America'

James Dobson, you owe America an apology.
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Seeking the Heart of God

I have had a simple prayer on my heart of late -- "God, break my heart for the things that break yours." This past Saturday and Sunday I spent the weekend with Pastor Mike Slaughter at Ginghamsbur
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Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote

I read with interest Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post on voting last week.
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'A Movement Requires Sacrifice'

The word "movement" is in the air these days.
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Joe the Pastor

A new figure has entered the 2008 election campaign. His name is "Joe the plumber," and his concerns about his future have now entered the message of this political year.
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My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers.
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Jim Cramer's Wallis' Mad Money

My stock pick for the day? Hormel, the makers of Spam. Since May, Spam has been reporting record sales. It is one of the first moves for many families when they need to cut back in their food budgets. So BUY, BUY, BUY!
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A New Conversation on Abortion

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much.
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Audio: Adam Hamilton on How His Megachurch Does Justice

Pastor Adam Hamilton talks about how his suburban megachurch engages issues of social justice in the education system of their inner-city
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Your Comments (and a Great Sermon) on the Economic Crisis

In case you missed it ... The conversations that ensue from any post I write vary widely in their civility and productivity. "A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis" certainly stood out. EricHS put it like this...
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Audio: Adam Hamilton Talks About Mainline Renewal

Pastor Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, talks
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John McCain's Soul

"I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his soul.
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What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction

For too long abortion was seen as the only "life" issue in our culture and politics, but there is a growing conviction among Christians that poverty, disease, war, the health-care crisis, human tra
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A Church of Misfits

Church of the Resurrection takes its name seriously, and it should.
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Whew!

My brother called me last night before the big debate. "If Palin does really bad tonight, she could lose the election for McCain," he said.
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Repent, the End is Near!

We are all familiar with the crazy-looking street preacher in some public square haranguing every passerby with a message of doom and gloom while holding up a sign that reads, "Repent, the end is near!"
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Video: Financial Crisis Has Election Implications

Jim Wallis was on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly yesterday to discuss the Wall Street bailout and the moral implications for the nation and the election. Watch it here.
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A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians

This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting.
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