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Coming Out or Inviting In?

Excerpts from an article originally published in two parts by The Feminist Wire   By Darnell L. Moore   Increased attention has been given to the notion of “coming out” recently. Many people desire access into the private, sexual spaces

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Autism, the ACA, and Lessons from the Secular

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Ethan, our 16-year-old son, is autistic. Like lots of autistic people, Ethan has highly focused interests, some of which include jumbo-sized vegetable hybrids, Christmas, and his birthday. Ethan also is prone to physical and verbal outbursts. Thanks to a powerful drug cocktail and the coping strategies his teachers have taught

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Week 2: Vulnerable Populations and Christian Responsibility

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Autism, the ACA, and Lessons from the Secular, Marvin Lindsay Ethan, our 16-year-old son, is autistic. Like lots of autistic people, Ethan has highly focused interests, some of which include jumbo-sized vegetable hybrids, Christmas, and his birthday. Ethan also is prone to physical and verbal outbursts. Thanks to a powerful

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Giving Health Reform a Chance to Work

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Increasing Access to Health and Wellness While most of the recent coverage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” has been negative, these news stories fail to tell a complete story. There is no doubt the Obama Administration has made some serious errors in the

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And Who Is My Neighbor?

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To begin, let us introduce ourselves. We are a newly wed 29-going-on-30, couple; my wife is a final-year seminary student preparing for ordination, and I am a Bachelor of Arts working at a job that strikes a balance between a living wage, quality of life, and benefits. If you were

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Week 1: Healthcare and Christian Ethics

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And Who Is My Neighbor?, James and Rachel Shepherd To begin, let us introduce ourselves. We are a newly wed 29-going-on-30, couple; my wife is a final-year seminary student preparing for ordination, and I am a Bachelor of Arts working at a job that strikes a balance between a living wage,

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To Dust You Shall Return

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Climate Change and Christian Faith This week’s mini-series is a collaborative effort with Ecclesio. Check out these and other articles at www.ecclesio.com. Unbinding Creation: Children of Dust, Children of God, Ginna Bairby Climate change is a reality that simply cannot be denied any longer. 97% of scientists agree that the

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Putting ‘Movement’ Back into the Interfaith Movement

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In honor of Interfaith Harmony Week, we publish this reflection by Professor Adrian Bird. For further reflection on interfaith harmony, we invite you to check out this story by Rev. Mark Davidson. The term ‘Interfaith Movement’ can at times seem rather disingenuous. On the one hand, it sometimes feels as

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Solar Energy and God’s Providence: Machina ex Deus?

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This week’s mini-series is a collaborative effort with Ecclesio. Check out these and other articles at www.ecclesio.com. Climate change is upon us. Regardless of the symptoms, the diagnosis by experts is almost unanimous; the planet is warming and there will be consequences.[1] Some would even argue that we have passed

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How Our Church’s Witness for a Just Peace Strengthened Our Relationships Within the Jewish Community

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These days, it’s common to hear the “conventional wisdom” that Presbyterian churches should be wary of taking bold public action on behalf of a just peace in Israel-Palestine. Why? Because, as the caution runs, it will damage long-running and hard-won interfaith partnerships with our Jewish friends and colleagues. According to

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The Hymnal From Below: A Justice Reading of Glory to God

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[ezcol_1third] Advent I: HOPE for Gender Justice Advent II: LOVE in the Context of Multiculturalism Advent III: JOY at Being Included Advent IV: PEACE on Earth, Goodwill to All [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end][/ezcol_2third_end] “There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learned to see the great events of world

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