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A Step Along the Way

A prayer by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Oscar Romero It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not...

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On Belonging

by Brittany Tietje Belonging can be an odd thing to navigate for Christians in this world. We are told to be in the world but not of it. We were created to live here...

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ACT LIKE MEN by James MacDonald

Reviewed by Don Neufeld Into the world of broad upheaval and fluid transformation in matters of understanding gender and the corresponding roles that characterize our lives, James MacDonald brings a perspective of self-assured clarity...

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Heroes of the Faith: Roger Williams

(1603-1683) Although he often drew epithets such as “offensive rebel” and “evill-worker” from his contemporaries, history has accorded Rhode Island founder Roger Williams his rightful place as a man of deep faith and passionate...

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Heroes of the Faith: St. John Chrysostom

(347 – 407) In a culture where religious officials were expected to cultivate the rich and powerful, John Chrysostom, patriarch of Constantinople, defied the unspoken rules by constantly crusading against excess on the part...

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Unjust Drone Warfare, Part 1

Drones & the Just War Tradition by Joshua Carson The United States’ use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, has increased greatly in the last decade. While the development and...

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Heroes of the Faith: William Booth

(1829-1912) He captured the world’s imagination by putting his street-corner evangelists in military-style uniforms and sending them into town with marching bands. He gave his women members equal responsibility for preaching at a time...

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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...