Scott Wright 12-13-2017

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We cannot leave the fate of our world and our future generations exclusively to the political leaders of our time. As Christian citizens of every nation, we have a responsibility to bear witness to the things that make for peace.

Abby Olcese 12-13-2017

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In this sense, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an Advent movie. Director Rian Johnson’s wildly fun and thoughtful entry into the Star Wars canon finds its heroes at a precarious turning point. The film makes its characters grapple with the flaws of their established order, consider whether any of it is worth saving, and move forward by embracing the hopeful qualities of the Force and the Resistance.

the Web Editors 12-13-2017

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The study “highlights how policies can have effects far beyond, perhaps, the individuals that are targeted by those policies,” Samantha Artiga, director of Kaiser’s Disparities Policy Project and co-author of the study, said. “We really hear how those feelings of fear and uncertainty have impacts on their health.”

the Web Editors 12-13-2017

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"We've been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light. We've been put in a hole...it reminds me of a passage in Psalm 40 — 'I waited patiently for the Lord,' and that's what we've got to do, 'and he inclined to me and heard my cry,'" Moore said.

12-13-2017

Kenyatta Gilbert talks with Walter Brueggemann about the prophetic call in 2018.

Guy Nave 12-12-2017

Roy Moore speaks during a campaign rally in Midland City last night. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
 

Despite arguments regarding the meaning of the so-called “separation of church and state,” the U.S. Constitution does not prohibit the expression of religious belief. As many Christian conservatives correctly point out, the phrase “separation of church and state” does not even occur in the Constitution.

Juliet Vedral 12-12-2017

When we can name even the source of our hopes and fears as some kind of grace, we can actually experience God’s grace. 

Jewish worshippers taking part in the priestly blessing during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at the Western Wall. Oct. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

"This is my city – my blood, my life," added a 70-year-old Palestinian, walking through the pilgrim-packed courtyard of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered by Christians as the site of Jesus's tomb

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The legal document also goes into the movement led by Pressler and Patterson starting in 1979 that turned the Southern Baptist Convention in a more conservative direction after deep theological battles. It claims that the movement was focused on power, which the suit called “a key ingredient in the abuse of children and women.”

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While Moore’s brand of Christianity — he is a member of First Baptist Church of Gallant — does not ordain women or allow LBGT poeple to serve in leadership positions, this church does

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