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Being Thankful Even in Times of Great Desperation
Being Thankful Even in Times of Great Desperation

By: Gary Furr
Thanksgiving is a sober and joyful realization that without God and God's gifts we could not survive. And there's no better illustration than Squanto, whose generosity helped the Pilgrims survive their first brutal year.

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Awe: It Connects You With Others, Makes You Kinder
Awe: It Connects You With Others, Makes You Kinder

By: Chuck Summers
Awe has a way of binding people together, to make them think more about "we" than "me." Find ways to bring more awe into your life. It's good not only for your soul, but also for others.

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When Condemning Hate, Avoid Broad Stereotypes
When Condemning Hate, Avoid Broad Stereotypes

By: Zach Dawes
In the aftermath of a divisive election, goodwill people of faith must be careful in how they speak out. We shouldn't assess an entire group based on its most extreme representatives.

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Saving the Planet Can Cost You a Pretty Penny
Saving the Planet Can Cost You a Pretty Penny

By: Chris Hall
Many folks strive to be green, but it can be an expensive choice. We are stewards of our resources and this planet. We must find the balance between watching our pennies and caring for the planet.

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24/7 News Onslaught Makes You Want to Run - But Don't
24/7 News Onslaught Makes You Want to Run - But Don't

By: James Gordon
The onslaught of news - human suffering, global disaster, brutal conflict, economic doom and political instability - hits us from all directions all the time. Do Christians avoid the news or learn to listen differently?

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Lacking Moral Imagination to Care for Others: Part 2
Lacking Moral Imagination to Care for Others: Part 2

By: Suzie Lahoud
The tendency for selfish nationalistic policy and shifting blame toward the other is not a Lebanese problem. It is a human problem. We lack a moral and social imagination that can envision the needs of the other.

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Why Your Church Needs to Support Your Public School
Why Your Church Needs to Support Your Public School

By: Ed Hogan
Public education is a necessary component of a healthy and vibrant country. That's why it's important for goodwill people of faith to help engage our public schools.

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Healing Words Needed After Harsh Political Campaign
Healing Words Needed After Harsh Political Campaign

By: Ferrell Foster
How will the divisive and vitriolic language of this political campaign affect as a people after Nov. 8? After a season of harsh words, it's time for us to find new words to heal.

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This Election Season, Some Mouths Need Good Bar of Soap
This Election Season, Some Mouths Need Good Bar of Soap

By: Guy Sayles
Especially this election season, our words are frequently nasty and deplorable, eroding our awareness that even the people who are most offensive to us are created in God's image.

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Why Christians Should Model Civil Public Conversation
Why Christians Should Model Civil Public Conversation

By: Craig Bird
In today's antagonistic culture, many people are quick to wound others with their words. They see it as their right to say anything about anyone; if others don't like it, tough. The Bible, however, commands us to love.

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The Failed Attempts to Create Utopian Communities
The Failed Attempts to Create Utopian Communities

By: Leroy Seat
Many have tried to create utopian communities. In spite of all the grand plans and lofty ideals, the attempts have been doomed by pride, greed, sloth and other inherent human weaknesses.

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Witnessing the Last Gasp of French Refugee Camp
Witnessing the Last Gasp of French Refugee Camp

By: Simon Jones
It's mid-afternoon at the refugee camp in Calais, France. An autumn sun warms the air and the show is about to begin. A government spokesperson explains to the press that this is not a destruction, but a cleansing.

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Halloween: More Christian Than Pagan
Halloween: More Christian Than Pagan

By: Beth Allison Barr
While most evangelicals avoid all or much of Halloween because of its alleged pagan elements, it is not a pagan holiday. Most Halloween traditions are medieval or early modern in their origin.

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Standing Up Against Abusive Words Against Women
Standing Up Against Abusive Words Against Women

By: Chris Smith
The most contentious election season will soon be over, but the words will linger, including the lewd remarks against women. Far from locker-room talk, abusive words can lead to abusive action.

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Defeating the Hatred of Today's Crusaders - Part 2
Defeating the Hatred of Today's Crusaders - Part 2

By: Ashley al-Saliby
We must reject the superiority and hatred in all of us because it leads to horrors that we couldn't imagine our friends and neighbors capable of carrying out. With love, we must stand up for our Muslim neighbors.

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Defeating the Hatred of Today's Crusaders - Part 1
Defeating the Hatred of Today's Crusaders - Part 1

By: Ashley al-Saliby
Three men were arrested for planning to bomb a Muslim community in Kansas. Not too far back in our history, another group successfully carried out a similar atrocity. Where does such murderous hatred begin?

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More Men Needed to Teach, Volunteer in Schools
More Men Needed to Teach, Volunteer in Schools

By: Zach Dawes
While women lead the way in K-12 education, few men are joining their ranks as volunteers or teachers. More men need to be involved in education. And here are some ways to do it.

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7 Actions That Will Nurture Your Distracted Soul
7 Actions That Will Nurture Your Distracted Soul

By: Matt Sapp
Constant updates. 24/7 cable news. Alerts on our smartphones. This information overload hits all of us. Distractedness is killing our souls, but you can take steps to turn it around.

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Political Talk: Temper Your Words, Open Your Heart
Political Talk: Temper Your Words, Open Your Heart

By: Mitch Carnell
The presidential campaign rhetoric is at a fever pitch with much worse to come. In our unsettled political climate, we all need to take a step back, take a deep breath and moderate our speech and behavior.

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Discovering Spiritual Messages in Secular Films
Discovering Spiritual Messages in Secular Films

By: Michael Parnell
Movies are an art form. There's much more going on than pretty pictures up on a screen. One church is connecting with its community by showing secular movies and discussing their spiritual messages.

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5 Ways You Can Avoid On-The-Job Burnout
5 Ways You Can Avoid On-The-Job Burnout

By: Stacy Sergent
Our society encourages and praises workaholism, but working too much and neglecting our own needs inevitably leads to burnout. Here are five ways you can care for yourself on the job.

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Should Christians Wash Their Linen in Public?
Should Christians Wash Their Linen in Public?

By: Stuart Blythe
Social media reveals that Christians viscerally hold different views on ethical issues. However, we must find other places to express those differences than only social media. Maybe church is a good place to start.

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Will You Help Others Find Healing Nature of Community?
Will You Help Others Find Healing Nature of Community?

By: Jeni Martin
Our human need for companionship is great and runs deep in our souls. We aren't meant to be alone, isolated or to survive on our own. Many who live on the fringe of society merely lack a healthy community.

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Why I Am Not a Fan of Contemporary U.S. Sports
Why I Am Not a Fan of Contemporary U.S. Sports

By: Roger Olson
College, university, professional and amateur sports are in need of reform. Athletics should be demoted from what it has become and returned to its proper role among other practices and events in society.

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How Has Society Grown Up After 9/11?
How Has Society Grown Up After 9/11?

By: Mitch Randall
After 15 years, you would assume our society has grown up regarding the relationship between Christians and Muslims. At times, the opposite seems true. We must set aside our ignorance and biases.

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