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U.S. households eligible to receive SNAP benefits will receive their February disbursement ahead of schedule in late January. However, low-income families will need to submit new applications sooner too. […] Read More

As calls for a wall along our southern border echo across the land, thoughtful Christians should reflect and examine this issue from a theological perspective. Jesus sought to tear down walls and embrace a theology of inclusivity. […] Read More

The lectionary readings for this coming Sunday are bracing. They speak of destroyed cities, exilic experience and leadership failure. They sound much like the America many are enduring. Lamentations begins with this poignant description: “How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the […] Read More

Congressional leaders averted a shutdown of the federal government at almost midnight on April 8 after prolonged and contentious negotiations, agreeing to $37.8 billion in cuts from the current year’s budget that runs through the end of September. The House and Senate must concur with the agreement this week. The Friday negotiated agreement was the […] Read More