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Familiar Woes Echo from Santa Clarita Schoolyard Rampage

By Ken Sehested | November 15, 2019

Another shooting. This time in a Santa Clarita schoolyard. So the ritual begins. The press conference. The calls for prayer. ‘Never again’ echoed once again. Cable news pontifications. Promises from politicians. And nothing is done.

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Millions in US Die Due to Inability to Pay for Medical Care

By Staff | November 13, 2019
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Around 34 million adults in the US know someone who has died in the past five years as a result of not having funds to pay for treatment, representing 13.4% of the adult population, a Gallup poll found.

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Ending Poverty Isn’t Priority for Far Too Many Christians

By William Brackney | November 12, 2019
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Even though reminders of poverty and the poor surround us, most Christians in North America don’t support a sustained response to poverty in an attempt to end it in our lifetimes. The will is not there.

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To Deal with Childhood Trauma, Create a Jewel Box of the Mind

By Laura Landgraf | November 12, 2019
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Bad things happen to good people. What you do about it forges your character. Turn each traumatic childhood experience into a precious gem to keep in the ‘jewel box of your mind’ to help bring closure to each horrifying memory.

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God’s Best Gifts Come to Us Without Price Tags

By Michael Manning | November 12, 2019
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In society and church, our desire to measure and value everything in monetary terms always takes us down the path of dehumanization and idolatry. As people of a gracious God, do we know the most important things in life are free?

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Pope: Economic Inequality Largely Unchanged Since Biblical Times

By Staff | November 11, 2019
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Citing the Psalms in his address for the World Day of the Poor 2019, Pope Francis said the inequalities and social imbalances described in the Bible are largely unchanged today, ‘as if history has taught us nothing.’

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