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‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ Do I fear being poor, in spirit or otherwise, and prefer to be rich in brains, money, or influence? Is my desire for poverty of spirit congruent […]

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“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others.” […]

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The latest news on the election, global warming, Iraq, Pakistan, Darfur, Millenium Development Goals, faith and politics. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. Former Republicans campaign as Democrats Call it the […]

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The Psalms defy our notions of profane and sacred, proving that everything we feel, witness, do unto others, and have done to us is acceptable subject matter for conversing with the Divine. They invite us to bring every part of […]

The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He […]

The latest news on foreign policy, arms sales, Iraq, the election, global warming, mountaintop removal, forced child-labor, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. Unregulated groups wield millions to […]

I promise to limit the number of times I link to my boyfriend (or myself) on this blog, but since he’s a writer, a fellow journalist, and an astute political observer, it’s going to happen from time to time. My […]

Imagine a world where the representatives of the greatest military power on earth are humbled by an unarmed healer from the backwaters of Galilee. If you can imagine this kind of world, you possess…an imagination ready to discern the reign […]

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall […]

This administration, struggling for some justification for a war that is generally acknowledged as a disaster, has claimed that we’re in this war in order to spread democracy. The president points to the election of a parliament and the choosing […]

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