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Work and purpose: Labor as God’s blessing

By Alan Dowd, byFaith.com As we take a break to celebrate Labor Day, it’s disheartening to think that 92 million working-age Americans are not working, a healthy percentage…

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#Ferguson

By Priscilla Shirer, Going Beyond Ministries I’ve been waiting – waiting and thinking about when and if to write about it here. Wondering if this virtual living room…

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Happy Birthday, William Wilberforce

By Jeanneane Maxon and Clarke Forsythe, Real Clear Religion 255 years ago, a “force” was born into this world. The aptly named William Wilberforce would prove to be instrumental…

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Islamic Caliphate; why should I care?

A few days ago the globally recognized terrorist group, Boko Haram, declared an Islamic Caliphate in one Nigerian city. Three questions: How did that happen? What is a Caliphate?…

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Christians, religious minorities flee violent persecution in Iraq

By Joyce Coronel, The Catholic Sun As the heartrending images of Christians and Yezidis fleeing for their lives continue to pour in from Iraq, the Vatican called on…

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Tim Keller on the disappearing umbrella over conservative Christians

By Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition In a recent forum, “Conservative Christianity After the Christian Right,” Tim Keller predicted moderate growth of conservative evangelicalism even as the culture…

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Same-sex blessings arrive at Falls Church Episcopal

By Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism A historic Episcopal parish that counts U.S. President George Washington among its past vestry members has hosted its first blessing of a same-sex…

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How to shrink your church in one easy step

By Alexander Griswold, The Federalist By now, we’ve all heard the refrain that U.S. churches need liberalize their teachings on sexuality and homosexuality or rapidly decline. The logic behind…

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An Open Letter to the False Church

By Matt Barber (reprinted with permission) “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers…

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Bishop Seabury Church sold to evangelical Baptist congregation

By David Virtue The Diocese of Connecticut, which is bleeding money and people and who recently let a bishop go because it can no longer support three bishops,…

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