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In two recent posts, The Global Church and America’s War, and Iraq and Christian Identity, I talked about the difference between the perceptions of U.S. Christians and our sisters and brothers around the world. I recently received a powerful e-mail from a Pastor Kuruvilla Chandy of Grace Bible Church, Lucknow, India, who describes himself as…

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; – Matthew 6:14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

In response to Stan Guthrie’s article in the October 2007 Christianity Today, “When Red Is Blue: Why I Am Not A Red Letter Christian,” Tony Campolo wrote the following open letter as a response. Dear Stan, I have to say, “You got us right!” You said: Though I own several Bibles with the words of…

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You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who cannot repay you. – Ruth Smeltzer + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

I received an e-mail today from a progressive Jewish organization titled “Let Desmond Tutu Speak at a Minnesota University.” It referred to my alma mater, the University of St. Thomas, where administrators recently snubbed the archbishop by refusing to allow him to speak at a PeaceJam International conference on campus. Based on the opinions of…

Christ, in sending the [people] to the scriptures, sent them, not merely to read them, but carefully to search and ponder them. And did he not say, “Read the scriptures,” but “Search the scriptures.” … Their meaning is not expressed superficially or set forth in their literal sense, but, like a treasure, lies buried at…

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