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Understanding others, pondering possible futures: The Rule of the Clan

October 18, 2013

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One ponders in the wake of Congress’s recent debacle: Is the United States inching closer to the rule of clan? Such thinking is probably far-fetched, but it is no longer impossibly remote.

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Religious Leaders: End the Shutdown

October 16, 2013

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“… we must point out that the ongoing shutdown of the federal government deprives many pregnant women of the WIC vouchers that ensure they get enough milk, protein, vegetables, and fruit to ensure the health of their unborn children. And cancer patients—many of whom are children—have been blocked from receiving time-sensitive and potentially life-saving care at National Institutes of Health facilities.”

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Chaplain stuns Senate with prayer of repentance

October 12, 2013

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Barry Black, the chaplain of the US Senate, hasn’t held back in his prayers during the government shut down. Many have made the youtube rounds. Here is one more,.

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Canadian Pastor: What’s up with our southern neighbor?

October 8, 2013

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Canadian Pastor Mark McKim of Regina, Saskatchewan, wrote his southern neighbors a love-letter. He’s concerned — and, if they’re willing, the US can see how it is really seen.

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What to do with pesky Scriptures when you play the “God card”?

October 2, 2013

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Thanks.  I’m grateful – obliged, even. Representatives of the supposedly more religion-friendly political party have deepened our understanding of the Bible and clarified the need for its amendment, contextualization and application.  We can be relevant now.  For starters, they’ve finally tidied up chaotic Ephesians 4:31-32: “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be […]

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Draining our societal earwax

April 8, 2011

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This entry has been re-written.  Tap here.

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