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Mary and Money

by Paul Alexander Jesus’ mom rocks. In Luke 1, Mary has the nerve to say that, because God is at work in the world, “The hungry have been filled with good things and the...

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DEBT by David Graeber

Reviewed by Jenell Paris In Debt: The First 5,000 Years anthropologist and anarchist David Graeber contemplates the origin of money and debt, spinning out to great questions of human reciprocity, social bonds, indebtedness, and...

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Heroes of the Faith: Emma Ray

(1859-1930) For nearly 30 years Emma Ray, who was born into slavery and raised in poverty in Missouri, ministered to the homeless and transient in the slums of Seattle, Wash., along with her husband,...

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ePistle 5-20-15

Prefer online version?  view it here        Issue #798  May/2015 Action Alert: Please make use of Open Doors USA’s calendar to join us in praying for the persecuted church around the world!   The...

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Prayer Liturgy for Pentecost

by Christine Sine God, the light of your Spirit has fallen upon us, The seal of your ownership is on us, You have placed the Holy Spirit in our hearts. Like tongues of fire...

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Heroes of the Faith: André Trocmé

(1901-1971) “These people came here for help and for shelter. I am their shepherd, and a shepherd does not forsake his flock,” André Trocmé told Vichy authorities in 1942, calmly defying their orders to...

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Heroes of the Faith: Elizabeth Fry

(1780-1845) The first evidence of Elizabeth Fry’s reforming spirit was her own powerful transformation at age 18 from a frivolous girl who boldly wore scarlet-laced boots to Quaker meeting to a serious young woman...

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Heroes of the Faith: Josephine Butler

(1828-1906) Described by contemporaries as “touched with genius” and “the most distinguished woman of the 19th century,” Josephine Butler launched the first international anti-trafficking movement on behalf of prostituted women. Born into the prominent...