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Awkward: Obama's Press Secretary Corrects the Boss, Invents Bible Verse

"God helps those who help themselves," is, unfortunately for Mr. Carney, NOT in the Bible.

Rather it's an oft-quoted aphorism that sounds like it should be in the Bible but isn't. A "phantom scripture," if you will.

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An Alternative to Abortion: Imagine the Story We Can Live Out

After my recent intense post about the rapture that has come and gone, I thought I'd write about a very light topic:
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Bernard Hopkins, Donovan McNabb, and Debunking the 'Black Card'

During a recent interview, professional boxer Bernard Hopkins
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I Am Fasting So People Don't Go Hungry

In the tradition of the church, the season of Lent was observed through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
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The Scandal and Beauty of Grace

Jesus came to us full of grace and truth (John 1).
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Tahrir Square: The Many Little Revolutions

Last week, I received this photo of Maggie, an Egyptian Christian friend who is a documentary filmmaker. When I asked her if I could post the photo on my blog, she sent me this email in return:
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Why Asian Parents Are the Best and Worst

It's amazing what one article can do, but one thing that's clear is Amy Chua is going to sell some books. Cha-ching.
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Does Sunday School Have a Future?

Sunday school. It was one of the main reasons I enjoyed church as a child. As a young adult, it sometimes still is. But there's a conversation brewing: Does Sunday school have a future?
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Where is my Mother? The Injustice of a Broken Immigration System

Maria, 7, and Lupe, 3, are our next-door neighbors. For some reason, they have decided they like coming to our house. I'm not exactly sure why, we have nothing that I would consider appealing to a 3- and 7-year-old, but they come ... almost daily. Because of this, and our history with their family over the past few years, we have gotten to know their story quite intimately.
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Postcolonialism Comes Home

For most of us, the term "colonialism" conjures images of palm trees, pith helmets, and mosquito nets.
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