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Handing Out Cash Won't Help People Who Beg - Part 1
Handing Out Cash Won't Help People Who Beg - Part 1

By: Jon Kuhrt
Pope Francis recently said it's "always right" to give money to people who are begging. While helping people in need is always right, it must be done in a way that actually helps them.

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When Building Walls, Make Sure They're Good Ones
When Building Walls, Make Sure They're Good Ones

By: Wade Smith
If good fences make good neighbors, then surely bad fences make bad neighbors. As the debate rages on in our nation, may we have the courage to listen to each other and commit to building only good fences.

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Why Immigrants Flee Their Homes to Come to the U.S.
Why Immigrants Flee Their Homes to Come to the U.S.

By: Sue Smith
It's easy for many Americans to look at immigrants and wonder why they are here. However, if more people had the opportunity to visit immigrants' countries of origin, they would have a better understanding.

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This Powerful Tool Combats Negativity, Harsh Words
This Powerful Tool Combats Negativity, Harsh Words

By: Brent McDougal
How can you have a positive impact on a culture bathed in negativity? While our society is awash in destructive words, a powerful tool can help you combat negativity, harsh words and hopelessness.

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In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'
In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'

By: Larry Eubanks
Getting at the truth has always been a challenge, even when everyone plays by the rules and honestly seeks truth. Others practice "bold subterfuging," intentionally lying to gather more money or power for themselves.

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When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders
When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders

By: Ron Rolheiser
Many churches and civic communities forge a bond within their own ranks by demonizing others, but that path is neither the way of Jesus nor the way of human maturity.

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The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other
The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other

By: Michael Helms
Technology has done more to divide us than unite us. There is no substitute for knowing that someone really cares what you have to say and wants to listen to you say it, even if the person has an opposing view.

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Seeking Better Discourse Above Social Media's Din
Seeking Better Discourse Above Social Media's Din

By: James Gordon
In our social media culture, the loudest voices are heard, the most attention grabbing sound bites absorbed, the least complex and easiest grasped explanations seized on. Can the church bring a higher standard of discourse?

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Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History
Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History

By: Robert Guffey
Black History Month is an opportunity to tell the whole story of our nation's history. We all benefit by an honest telling of our past and our present made by people of all races and backgrounds.

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8 Reflections from Faith-and-Immigration Documentary
8 Reflections from Faith-and-Immigration Documentary

By: Cliff Vaughn
With the abundance of news about immigrants, migrants and refugees, I reflected back on January 2011 when I worked on EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders." Here's what has stuck with me.

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How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking
How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking

By: Jennifer Allmon
Scripture reminds us that God expects us to protect the most vulnerable among us. Today, these vulnerable people are among us as modern-day slaves, held in bondage here in the U.S. What can your church do?

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Wisdom, Prayer Needed to Oppose Sex Trafficking
Wisdom, Prayer Needed to Oppose Sex Trafficking

By: Tomi Grover
The Super Bowl provides many advocates with a single event where heightened attention is given to human trafficking, but our understanding about working in this arena must be biblically informed by wisdom.

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Game Show Reflects Society's Worship of Money
Game Show Reflects Society's Worship of Money

By: Matt Sapp
After watching NBC's new prime-time game show, "The Wall," any reasonable observer can only come to one conclusion: We worship money and pray at the altar of good fortune.

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What I Recall about 1966's Tribal Atrocities in Nigeria
What I Recall about 1966's Tribal Atrocities in Nigeria

By: Carolyn Wynstra
I was only 21 years old when I arrived in Nigeria for my first teaching assignment. I still remember the roar of the masses coming from downtown Jos when the killings and ransacking of homes began.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Unnamed Heroes
Standing on the Shoulders of Unnamed Heroes

By: Colin Harris
For Martin Luther King Jr., the heroes of the civil rights movement were the unnamed thousands who endured taunts and threats as they called us to live out our creed. This holiday is a tribute to them too.

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What King Taught Us About How To See One Another
What King Taught Us About How To See One Another

By: Alan Cross
As we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we remember that King did not just call us to come together. Rather, he challenged the reasons why we were apart in the first place.

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Artistic Expression: Finding Faith in the Secular
Artistic Expression: Finding Faith in the Secular

By: Ircel Harrison
Most creative works deal with issues of meaning and existence. To engage our culture, Christians must interpret these works on a deeper level and dialogue with creators and consumers of art in all its forms.

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4 Steps You Can Take to Thwart Human Trafficking
4 Steps You Can Take to Thwart Human Trafficking

By: Stacy Blackmon
Some folks may feel that human trafficking is too big of a problem for them to offer any help. But individuals, small groups, even churches can play a vital role in stopping human trafficking in its tracks.

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The Thin Line Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
The Thin Line Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

By: Valerie Carter
Unlike sex-trafficked victims, society, including the church, does not look favorably upon those in the business of prostitution. But there's a thin line between the two, and our thinking must change.

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Fake News Highlights Our Epidemic Distortion Infection
Fake News Highlights Our Epidemic Distortion Infection

By: Colin Harris
We're all aware of the "fake news" phenomenon, but a broader look at our society reveals a range of distortion that's been detrimental to our common life much longer than our current fake-news problem.

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Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth
Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth

By: Stuart Blythe
A few days before Christmas, a terrorist attack rocked a Christmas market in Berlin. When Christians gather on Christmas to seek peace on earth, will we remember that we cannot wish for peace? We must work for it.

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Song Reminds Us What We Should Be Thankful For
Song Reminds Us What We Should Be Thankful For

By: Zach Dawes
A new song titled "What I'm Thankful For" - a duet performed by Garth Brooks and James Taylor - offers a needed reminder that the Christmas season is about much more than "making a list and checking it twice."

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Why You Shouldn't Take Santa Out of Christmas
Why You Shouldn't Take Santa Out of Christmas

By: Beth Allison Barr
Santa is often controversial, especially for Christians. Santa is seen as deflecting from Jesus, as putting emphasis on material gifts and commercialism. But should we leave Santa out of Christmas?

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6 Ways You Can Cultivate More Diverse Relationships
6 Ways You Can Cultivate More Diverse Relationships

By: Brent McDougal
In an already divided America, it's harder to cultivate relationships with people from different ethnic, political and social groups. Here are 6 ways you can turn that around.

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Understanding The Sacredness of Standing Rock
Understanding The Sacredness of Standing Rock

By: Mitch Randall
The reason the events at Standing Rock are so important is not because a tribe stood up to a large oil corporation, but that they stood up for life. They stood up for God's creation.

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