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What’s so special about Pope Francis?

What’s so special about Pope Francis?

Elizabeth Stoker Bruening, a Christian ethicist and self-described “Christian socialist,” has tackled the controversy of Pope Francis’ first two years in a lengthy and unapologetically personal essay for The New Republic.
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Global theologians rally around death-row inmate, call for clemency

Global theologians rally around death-row inmate, call for clemency

The impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Kelly Gissendaner has an international audience. Her transformation from convicted murderer to budding theologian is inspiring blogs, outcries from religious leaders and a social media hashtag.
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Jewish Purim celebration spans world, includes DUI caution

Jewish Purim celebration spans world, includes DUI caution

Beginning at sundown Wednesday Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim, commemorating their deliverance from an evil Persian civil servant who'd plotted their destruction.
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Anti-Jewish hatred highest in 7 years, while overall religious hostilities decline

Anti-Jewish hatred highest in 7 years, while overall religious hostilities decline

Anti-Semitic attacks on Jews both here and abroad are showing some of their sharpest increases in years, two new studies indicate.
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Choose Christ in all things

Choose Christ in all things

In my youthful 41 years on Earth, I’ve found that my present situations or problems always give the appearance of being larger than life.

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Updated: mar. 03, 2015 12:00 p.m.
This grieving mom gets a huge surprise when she hears her name on the radio

This grieving mom gets a huge surprise when she hears her name on the radio



What if the deejays on the radio started talking to you inside your car?
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Gators, crawfish and snakes: The Loopholes of Lent

Gators, crawfish and snakes: The Loopholes of Lent

It’s Lent, it’s Friday, and you’re Catholic. What can you eat?
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Watch your T’s in order to live better with God

Watch your T’s in order to live better with God

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” — Matthew 26:41 (KJV)

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Updated: feb. 28, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Don’t complain – praise God instead

Don’t complain – praise God instead

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate cold weather.

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Updated: feb. 27, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Work together to honor God

Work together to honor God

Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do — a two-weekend drama known as “Judgment House.” 

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 6:00 p.m.


4 easy ways to detect lies



Have you ever had the feeling you were being lied to? Well, your instincts were probably right.
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Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?

Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?



Have you ever been lied to?
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This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch

This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.
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Learn to take yourself less seriously — because God does

Learn to take yourself less seriously — because God does

Funny things happen in churches. People do funny things, and sometimes funny things just happen.

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This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch

This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.
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Book review: American Girl of the Year 'Grace' shares her adventures in Paris

Book review: American Girl of the Year 'Grace' shares her adventures in Paris

"GRACE: Girl of the Year," by Mary Casanova, American Girl, $9.99, 200 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)
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Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

I have always enjoyed getting my hair cut.
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Audio Bibles reach those in remote areas of the world who can't read

The audio Bible is often an add-on in a scripture-rich place such as America, where installing a smartphone application is a matter of a few clicks. But for believers in places where even a printed copy of the Bible isn't easily available, the evolving high-tech delivery of audio Bibles has become their first and only exposure to the holy book.
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True beauty in God's sight

True beauty in God's sight

Recently, I was sitting at a counter in our kitchen and happened to look up at a bouquet of roses I gave my wife for Valentine’s Day.

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Updated: feb. 21, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Get your payday through Jesus

Get your payday through Jesus

I am writing this column on payday. I know that some think we preachers talk too much about money. Some avoid church altogether because of that.

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Updated: feb. 20, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Jesus' true love comes from forgiveness

Jesus' true love comes from forgiveness

Often times, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.

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Updated: feb. 19, 2015 6:00 p.m.
What happens when this man gives out 'free hugs' to strangers?

What happens when this man gives out 'free hugs' to strangers?



Have you ever needed a hug?
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Inspirational messages ... from a dog?

Inspirational messages ... from a dog?



We could all use a pick-me-up from time to time — a friendly smile, lunch with a friend or an encouraging word.
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ValueSpeak: First steps are important when you're trying to catch a queen

ValueSpeak: First steps are important when you're trying to catch a queen

I first noticed Anita — really noticed her — at a church Valentine’s Day dance.
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Kid President explains how to make Facebook happier — and it's hilarious

Kid President explains how to make Facebook happier — and it's hilarious



Do you fill your time with negativity — making negative comments to others on social media, complaining to others or focusing on your own faults?
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Hoping for one more conversation

Hoping for one more conversation

We've lost several very good friends in the past few years, along with my mother and sister. Circumstances change with each loss, but that doesn’t mean people we have loved in our lives who have died are then gone from our thoughts. The joys of those friendships and relationships are with us as long as we have memories.
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What's love go to do with it? Everything

What's love go to do with it? Everything

Michael Bolton sang that love is a wonderful thing. And it is.  

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Updated: feb. 18, 2015 7:00 p.m.
The only way to ensure your daughter grows up to be modest

The only way to ensure your daughter grows up to be modest

As caring parents, we want to protect our children from any harm. We teach our children not to touch hot burners. We teach them to look both ways before crossing the street. The list of ways we teach our children to protect themselves is endless. We want them to enjoy the best lives possible.
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Faith, on Valentine's Day, a delicate affair

Faith, on Valentine's Day, a delicate affair

Taking Valentine's Day seriously — or finding a partner of compatible beliefs — can be equally challenging tasks for some.
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Spring around the corner, so it God

Spring around the corner, so it God

There is one thing I know I hate: cold weather.

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Updated: feb. 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Practice love all the time

Practice love all the time

Only a day until Valentine’s Day. Better place those orders, gentlemen — don’t complain to me that you were not warned.    

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Updated: feb. 13, 2015 6:00 p.m.
You'll be amazed what one man did to save abandoned babies

You'll be amazed what one man did to save abandoned babies



This video is full of what the world needs more of — heart.
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A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.
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Follow the One who has all the answers

Follow the One who has all the answers

Man, it seems, has been looking for answers since the beginning of time.

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Updated: feb. 12, 2015 6:00 p.m.


This beautiful cover of 'No One Is Alone' tells a story that brings us to tears



We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.
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Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.
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The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.
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ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”
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