It's always hard to narrow down Pastor Efrem's sermons to a few key minutes, and this one was no exception. Preaching from Matthew 25, he puts some extended focus on the health-care debate.
Last week the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) pledged to support the program on national healing in Zimbabwe.
Yesterday, I heard a Christian leader say that the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is not a reason for Christians to support universal health care guaranteed by their government.
I have never really trusted those who are intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. It makes me suspect they are likely hiding their own.
Wendell Potter worked for 15 years as the head of public relations for CIGNA, one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S.
In the fall of 1997, I began a graduate program in Bible at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Father's Day has always been a bittersweet holiday for me. For most of my life, my father was absent, having abandoned our family when I was in elementary school.
In this sermon, Pastor Efrem discusses the focus in April on Martin Luther King's death and the Easter Season, and proclaims that there is no separation between proclaiming the gospel and advancing
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