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Russell Moore: Why adoption is a’pro-life’ policy for evangelicals

Recently Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talked with Religion News Service about why more evangelicals should adopt
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DRONE WATCH: Senior Taliban Commander Killed

Senior Taliban commander killed in drone strike.
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Rep. John Lewis’ wife, Lillian, dies

Rep. John Lewis’ wife, Lillian, dies.
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Are the U.S. and Israel Heading For a Showdown?

The Nation reports that the Obama administration may be heading toward confrontation with Jerusalem.
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The Rise of a New Religious America

In November, Americans elected the first Hindu and Buddhist representatives to Congress. They represent a growing number of religious minorities who are becoming more and more visible.
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Immigration Reform: Is 'Amnesty' a Possibility?

The diverse coalition that re-elected Barak Obama has pushed immigration reform to the top of the 2013 agenda.
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Baby Boomer Nuns Help Revolutionize Health Care

Since Vatican II American Nuns have worked to fill in the gaps of the American health care system. A new documentary chronicles how these nuns changed the Catholic Church's social justice movement.
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Rig Runs Aground in Alaska, Reviving Fears About Arctic Drilling

An offshore drilling rig owned by Shell is beached on an island in the Gulf of Alaska. The rig could cause environmental damage if fuel begins to leak.
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Iranian Pastor Re-Arrested

Pastor released in September is re-arrested and ordered to complete prison sentence.
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A New Year's Challenge in the Wake of Sandy Hook

The New Year is upon us and it is time for us to participate in the yearly tradition of setting new goals and listing our resolutions. Even if you deny it, I suspect that when that calendar year rolls over there is some part of your brain where you ask yourself a few questions … about things that you want to change, do differently, tasks you want to tackle this year.

We poke fun at the tradition mostly because we all do it and most of us will break resolutions within a month, but I still argue that the process itself is valuable. We had BETTER be investing time into goal setting for “where there is no vision the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18, KJB). Another translation says: “Where there is no vision the people are unrestrained” (NASB). Still another says: “Without revelation the people run wild” (HCSB).

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