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Results for Les Miserables

Oscar Spirit: Faith, Values, and the 2013 Best Picture Nominees, Part 2
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

This week, in the run-up to Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, we're taking a look at each of the Best Picture nominees, the stories they tell, and the spiritual questions (and answers) they offer. To ...

What Would Dr. King's Fight Be Today?
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

As our nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther, King Jr., I can’t help but wonder what injustices Dr. King would fight against today. As our nation celebrates the legacy o ...

MLK and Les Miserables' Case for a Socialism of Grace
Originally Posted: 01/21/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Many know of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Fewer know of Dr. King’s letter from a Selma jail where he wrote, “If we are to achieve a real equality, the U.S. will have to ad ...

Unexpected Grace in Les Miz
Originally Posted: 12/27/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

For many centuries Christmas Day worshippers have been hearing these words as their New Testament reading: “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all” (Titus 2:11). Grace, everyone used to k ...

On Scripture: The Hell of Parenting — A Study of 1 Samuel
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

We will do everything in our power to hold back the floods that threaten to wash away that which we hold dear — especially our children. Few narratives in the Hebrew Bible are mor ...