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Call it genocide — finally

Holocaust Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe

There’s no question Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East. But is it genocide? Congress finally says yes. In the mid-1940s, Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish lawyer born and raised in Poland, coined a name for what prior to the …

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PRAY LOVE HEAL | A global community of love

Prayer

The late author Brennan Manning shared that “prayer is first and foremost an act of love.” Learn about an effort to love some of the least of these — the sexually broken. Regular readers already know about my strong affection …

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The dangerous side of selfies

selfie

We tend of think of “selfies” as overdone, or ego trips, but for the most part, harmless.  I’ve traveled all over the world, and you’ll see people taking selfies in the African plains, throughout Asia, and the most remote parts …

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Many beautiful things | The gift of sight

Many Beautiful Things

Suppose you were given the choice between using your God-given gifts in a way that would make you famous, or in a way that would guarantee a life lived in obscurity. That’s the choice one Victorian-era artist had to make. …

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Abortion showdown in Texas

fetus

The battle over abortion has returned to the Supreme Court, and there’s one thing we should all be doing right now: Praying! In 1973, Roe v Wade paved the way for more than 50 million legal abortions. But do you …

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Oscars 2016 | Understanding the culture through film

There are few movies as beloved as Gene Kelly’s classic musical, “Singing in the Rain.” It’s a story about Hollywood’s awkward transition from silent pictures to—as they called them in the 1920s—“Talkies.” During one scene in which the characters watch …

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Fatherhood and childhood obesity

childhood obesity

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, not having Dad at home leads to a host of problems, and the list is getting longer. In 2011, 44 percent of kids in mother-only families were living in poverty, compared with only 12 …

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Are Christian hymns too warlike?

hymns

Brian McLaren, the liberal “emergent” evangelical activist, re-emerged last week to announce that he is rewriting the hymn “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” The hymn is too warlike, he writes, as is much of evangelical hymnody, in his view. Our hymnody should …

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