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The Only Thing that Matters

by Jon Weece Several years ago, when Christmas fell on a Sunday, I challenged our church family to spend Christmas visiting people they wouldn’t normally visit to give gifts to people they normally wouldn’t...

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HIV/AIDS Prayer Guide

from the HIV Initiative “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”Colossians 4:2 (NLT) Personal needs Pray that God will move you from apathy to compassion so that you will...

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HIV/AIDS: From Passivity to Passion

by Kay Warren Have you ever had an epiphany—a sudden and striking revelation in which you understand a problem from a new and different perspective? In the spring of 2002, that’s exactly what happened...

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Christmas Politics

by Chris Seiple Lines of determined shoppers jostle for advantage in the mall. Relentless television specials peddle gauzy sentimentality and nostalgia. It must be Advent in America. As we shake our heads and wonder...

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Between Two Worlds

Living with AIDS in the church by Margaret Kim Peterson There is something in AIDS to offend everyone. Social conservatives are appalled by the sexual licentiousness that facilitates the spread of AIDS. Social liberals...