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How Christianity Is Being Saved

(54) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 8:14 AM

I read with great interest Ross Douthat's column in the New York Times, "Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?" While Douthat doesn't share many sympathies with those who consider themselves liberal, he did honestly acknowledge that "the defining idea of liberal Christianity -- that faith should spur social reform...

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Waiting For St. Benedict: Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here?

(5) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 3:12 PM

A couple of weeks ago, the Occupy Wall Street protests looked like a typical gathering of disgruntled young people, not unlike protests outside WTO or World Bank gatherings over the past decade. But as this movement has grown, its public image has quickly become more diverse. I saw a picture...

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The Power to Choose Life

(9) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 6:40 PM

Despite 650,000 signatures, a letter from more than 50 members of the U.S. Congress, and a personal plea from former Georgia governor and U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency to Troy Davis yesterday. He is scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. today....

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America's Next Revival

(29) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 2:14 PM

When the gospel connects with a person's deep need, conversion happens. Every evangelical knows this. When the gospel connects with society's deep need, revival happens. Sometimes we forget this.

But the Holy Spirit has a way of reminding us. Early in America's industrial era, when the transition from farm to...

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National Day of Prayer 2011: Let Us Pray... and Act

(110) Comments | Posted May 4, 2011 | 7:42 PM

Millions of Americans will gather today in hotel ballrooms and on town squares, in church buildings and on campus lawns, for National Day of Prayer. Millions of other Americans will, no doubt, look on this public religious act with some suspicion. Is National Day of Prayer a religious cover for...

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School Re-Segregation: How Faith Has Re-Ignited the Struggle for Justice

(6) Comments | Posted February 10, 2011 | 2:40 PM

In public schools and community centers across the United States, Black History Month means that the busts of presidents on January's bulletin boards have been replaced by images of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X and Rosa Parks. As a nation, we pause to recall our terrible history of...

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St. Nick is Coming ... Maybe Sooner Than We Think

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 9:44 AM

We know Santa's not scheduled to show up for another few weeks, and the kids aren't even out of school yet, but thousands of folks around the world have been partying for the past week. To celebrate the release of Common Prayer, a new resource to help the...

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