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The Gardener and the Garden

By Mitch Randall | April 25, 2019

This planet is God’s garden, and God is the Gardener. Sadly, humans have continued to thwart the Gardener and position themselves as “owners” of the land when we are merely caretakers. We must embrace a theology of creation-care.

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Jeremy Bell, general secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship, recalls a quote from Thomas Paine that is applicable today.

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Married With Checking

By Sarah Griffith | August 29, 2000

Women are becoming increasingly involved in financial decisions for their households, according to a recent article. “The female half, once limited to such weighty matters as grocery spending, is now an equal partner in long-term financial decisions such as mortgages, investments, and estate planning,” wrote Joan Raymond, in the July issue of American Demographics. Women […]

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Choice

By Cliff Vaughn | August 21, 2000

The proliferation of choice was the focus of the August-September issue of Civilization, the magazine of the Library of Congress. Former Department of Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich asked, “Can there be such a thing as too much choice?” Articles by Reich, Nelson W. Aldrich Jr. and Martha Minow questioned the proliferation of choice and […]

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Lieberman and the Sabbath: A Quaint Commandment?

By Bob SetzerJr. | August 15, 2000

We live in a day when many want to post the Ten Commandments. Now, the prospect of a candidate taking the Fourth Commandment seriously, wanting to “remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy” (Ex 20:8), has pundits questioning his commitment to the national interest. So far, the pressing question among the “talking heads” seems […]

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A Bad Sign

By Karen Zurheide | August 15, 2000

Yes, the pastor is a vital part of the church as preacher, teacher, leader, guide, counselor and representative. In some traditions and some congregations, he or she is more dominant than in others. Not caught by architecture awesome or awful, not by landscaping lovely or lacking, not by a provocative sermon title or an impressive […]

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Lieberman’s Nomination Sparks Internet Hate Speech and NAACP Controversy in Dallas

By Sarah Griffith | August 15, 2000

Anti-Semitic comments have swept over the Internet since the announcement of Senator Joseph Lieberman to the Democratic ticket. And anti-Semitic remarks made in a radio interview by NAACP Dallas chapter president Lee Alcorn resulted in Alcorn’s indefinite suspension. Lieberman (D-Conn) was named the vice-presidential nominee to the Democratic party August 7. He is the first […]

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