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What You Can Learn from John Ruskin’s ‘Scandal of Grace’

By Leroy Seat | January 24, 2020

John Ruskin was an influential British writer and social thinker in the last half of the 19th century. His most important literary work highlighted what has been called “the scandal of grace,” drawing praise from Gandhi to Tolstoy.

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"No. 2: Tonya" is the second installment in a short-film series highlighting female Baptist pastors. This film, produced jointly by Baptist Women in Ministry and

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‘The Two Popes’

By Roger Olson | January 10, 2020
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Much of ‘The Two Popes’ on Netflix consists of Pope Benedict XVI and pope-to-be Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio talking to each other. Neither one is portrayed as stick figures or cartoonish figures. They come across as real people.

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Digital Manipulation: Sleight of Hand, Sleight of Mind – Part 2

By Elmo Familiaran | January 10, 2020
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While malevolent actors still manipulate photos and videos to divert us from the truth through sleight of hand and sleight of mind, it is possible to stay centered even in a time of moral casuistry and capriciousness.

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Look Back | The Lord’s Prayer: Praying for the Kingdom

By Bob Cornwall | January 10, 2020
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The Lord’s Prayer asks that God’s kingdom would come, as God’s will is done on earth as it is done in heaven. If God is to reign on earth as in heaven, we cannot separate the spiritual and the social.

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Itching for a Brawl: 7 Facts You Don’t Know About US-Iran Tension

By Ken Sehested | January 9, 2020
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You may believe you know all you need to know about the tensions between the US and Iran, but it may not be as clear-cut as you think. To interpret the latest round of US-Iran tension, here is some history you need to know.

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Becoming Peacemakers in Our Tit-For-Tat Violent World

By Ruth Rosell | January 9, 2020
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President Trump ordered the killing of one of Iran’s top military commanders. Iran, in turn, fired missiles hitting military bases housing US troops. Tit-for-tat acts of violence may be the way of war; it is not the way of Jesus.

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