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America’s Blind Spot

Slavery is a dark stain on America. Yet Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson proudly ran newspaper ads for runaway slaves. If they could not see the evil of slavery, what are we missing in our time? Jefferson sought to … Continue reading

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When Government Thinks It Is God

“Over the past two years, [Chinese] officials and residents said, the authorities have torn down crosses from 1,200 to 1,700 churches, sometimes after violent clashes with worshipers trying to stop them…. “The campaign has been limited to Zhejiang Province, home … Continue reading

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Martyr in China Buried Alive

(Zhumadian, Henan—April 18, 2016) Two members of a church demolition team in China’s central Henan province buried a house church leader and his wife alive on Thursday (April 14) when they tried to prevent the destruction of their church. Though … Continue reading

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Naming Evil: Can the President Say, “Genocide”?

The first step in stopping evil is to call it by its name. Today the US House of Representatives voted unanimously, 393-0, “to back a ‘sense of Congress. saying the crimes committed against Christians, Yezidis and other ethnic and religious … Continue reading

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My Homeless Neighbor

Art leans toward personal experience. Next week and next month I will help transition homeless neighbors from long-term camps. Because I struggle with this, my mind has wandered into verse. “My Homeless Neighbor” My ceiling is stucco, but yours is the … Continue reading

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Farewell Tax-Exempt Churches

Today Disney/ABC’s subsidiary Fusion published that churches should lose their tax-exempt status if they do not perform wedding ceremonies that contradict their religion. The days of proclaiming tolerance as a virtue are now history. Name-calling is the new normal for … Continue reading

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Will the Next Cardinal Die in Prison?

Cardinal Francis George died at home in bed on April 17. This would be normal for any other 78-year-old…except for the cardinal’s prediction. In 2012, George warned priests “what the complete secularization of our society could bring”: http://www.catholicnewworld.com/cnwonline/2012/1021/cardinal.aspx “I expect … Continue reading

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