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January 2012 Archives

There’s a reason I sponsor a child through Compassion International–Compassion changes lives. Richmond is one of them. His story is shared in short below, but you have to view the video to watch him share the story himself. If you […]

“This is the story of an unusual year, when I did something I never intended to do. But it is also a course in discovery and playing towards God, through spiritual practice, offered with gentle expectations.” ~ L.L. Barkat Some […]

Some time ago, CNN’s Belief Blog noted the rise in older Americans returning to seminary for education. Comparing the trend to Dennis Quaid’s role in “The Rookie,” it questioned the pros and cons of returning to school at an older […]

After Jesus had cast the evil spirits out of a man in the region of Garasenes (see Matthew 5), the guy wanted to serve as one of Christ’s followers. He had been transformed. He was ready to go anywhere and […]

We are wrapping up a month in which the pro-life movement focuses on the issue of life. I personally support the issue, yet have found myself at odds with many of those who agree with me on the issue. It’s […]

Ever wonder how non-violent revolutions begin, operate, or succeed? Movements.org has been chronicles and now leading efforts to promote social change through non-violent movements around the world. You can learn everything from how to send a tweet when your country […]

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

Guest post from Daniel Darling, pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in suburban Chicago, Illinois and author of numerous books, including iFaith: Connecting with God in the 21st Century. +++ I had a conversation the other day with someone about […]

1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will […]

Alisa Harris is a former New York-based journalist who has covered education, poverty and cultural issues. She writes on the intersection of faith and politics for Patheos.com and recently released a book entitled, Raised Right, How I Untangled My Faith […]