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The Gun Epidemic

3 mins read

It was very disheartening for me to learn that so-called Christians keep and even carry guns in the USA. In reading about people taking guns to shop in stores, to work, school, and church, one has to wonder why? Fear is a very powerful force but something more insidious has

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But for the Grace of God

8 mins read

We arrive at Apartment 309 breathless from the sprint up two flights of stairs, carrying our full complement of equipment: the 40-pound backpack with an oxygen tank and one of every item we might conceivably need on a call; the 50-pound cardiac monitor; and the 10-pound tackle box containing the

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The Solution to Homelessness is a Conversion Experience

10 mins read

Many good-hearted people of faith are at the forefront of the fight against homelessness in the United States. In fact, without the involvement of religious communities, few if any resources for neighbors struggling with homeless would exist. Soup kitchens, overnight shelters, daytime resource centers, treatment programs, and permanent housing are

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Beauty in Humanity: A College Student’s Journey

13 mins read

Before I started college, I often heard stories of people losing their faith while in college. It was often the same kind of story: A student is shown the beauty of science which made it difficult to trust in religion. The student’s lived experience of non-religious folk did not match

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The Sound of Sanctuary

13 mins read

You can watch a good movie five times and see a different movie each time.  The Sound of Music is one of my favorites for review.  I just showed it to my 9-year-old, 7-year-old and 4-year-old grandchildren who were each watching it for the first time.  They attend Luria Academy,

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