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Ideas Have Consequences

Plato said ideas rule the world. All action begins with an idea. Paul said, "Take every thought captive to Christ (2 Cor 10:5). "Ideas have consequences and some ideas can lead to brutal outcomes. For example,...
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Love Wins

No, I am not submitting a belated entry into the heated conversation about Rob Bell’s latest book. I haven’t read Love Wins, so it would be inappropriate for me to enter the conversation. I do know, howeve...
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Three Cups of Truth

Last week I watched the "60 Minutes" expose on Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea. It felt like a punch in the gut, even if it's of the too familiar heroes-come-crashing-down variety. It must have f...
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Hunger Fast: The Call for Justice

“When I walked outside people, thinking I was a doctor, began handing me their dead children. Within minutes I watched 25 children die.” These were the opening words of Ambassador Tony Hall from within the...
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A Proposal for "Illegal Aliens"

The Hebrew Scriptures clearly call for the children of Israel to make room for the alien. The Israelites are reminded that they, too, were once aliens in a strange and distant land. …Who loves the stranger...
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Staying Alive to do Justice

I try to start each day by setting aside about twenty minutes for centering prayer.  I empty my mind of the hundred-and-one things that are apt to start spinning in my head the moment I wake up.  Then, focusin...