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4 Common Myths About Christian Veterans - Busted
4 Common Myths About Christian Veterans - Busted

By: Charles McGathy The opinions of some regarding veterans, especially as their issues interact with the Christian community, are too often ill-informed and sometimes oppositional to the actual truth. Let's bust 4 of those myths.

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Beware Half-Truths That Endanger Our Planet
Beware Half-Truths That Endanger Our Planet

By: Zach Dawes Some people may make seemingly convincing arguments that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is ultimately beneficial for our planet, but such statements rely on grains of truth connected to faulty conclusions.

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3 Things Your Church Can Do to Curb Hunger, Obesity
3 Things Your Church Can Do to Curb Hunger, Obesity

By: Zach Dawes On numerous fronts, hunger and obesity are reaching alarming numbers, yet the relationship between malnourishment and obesity is complex. Here are 3 things your church can do to combat these trends.

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How Normal People Move Toward Evil
How Normal People Move Toward Evil

By: Larry Eubanks When atrocities occur, we search for a reason to explain them. We want to find a reason to label the perpetrators as different from us, but they're often normal people caught up in evil activity or movements.

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What It Means If You Truly Love Your Neighbors
What It Means If You Truly Love Your Neighbors

By: Michael Ruffin Living in community means we take a certain amount of responsibility for each other. If we truly want the best for others, we must help each other see the ways in which we are not living up to our potential.

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How to Change the Course of Healthcare's Massive Ship
How to Change the Course of Healthcare's Massive Ship

By: Guy Sayles Our healthcare system, like many other institutions, seems like an unmerciful giant unwilling to change. Those in power want you to feel powerless. It's how they stay in charge. But you can make a change.

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Anyone Could Be the Next Opioid Victim - Even You
Anyone Could Be the Next Opioid Victim - Even You

By: Ferrell Foster Many patients often need relief from pain but have not always understood the long-term impact of opioids like fentanyl. The opioid crisis is real. These legal and illegal drugs are ruining lives and taking lives.

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5 Questions to Guide You to Civil Online Discussions
5 Questions to Guide You to Civil Online Discussions

By: Zach Dawes How we use social media platforms is turning civil discourse into a lost art. Even our political leaders fail to set positive examples. Christians must model a different, more constructive approach rooted in civility.

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Do You Lack Discernment Amid Abundance of Information?
Do You Lack Discernment Amid Abundance of Information?

By: Colin Harris An abundance of knowledge is certainly not a bad thing in itself. However, when we don't analyze and evaluate information, we can't discern the larger context of that information. Consider these examples.

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One DACA Student's Dream for Her Life in the U.S.
One DACA Student's Dream for Her Life in the U.S.

By: Sue Smith Yerendi arrived in the U.S. with her family when she was 6 months old, fleeing war-torn Guatemala. This 22-year-old is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipient. Now her future is uncertain.

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A Butterfly's Lesson About the Resilient Human Spirit
A Butterfly's Lesson About the Resilient Human Spirit

By: Michael Helms Like the fragile butterfly that somehow survives a powerful storm, the human spirit resolves to pick up and rebuild when disasters strike. We reach out to our neighbors, share what we have with one another and start again.

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Respond to Violent Rhetoric with Redemptive Words
Respond to Violent Rhetoric with Redemptive Words

By: Jim Kelsey We live in a time when people have a lot to say and say it with great conviction. Often abrasively so. As Christians, we should practice redemptive communication, which begins with a humility that fosters trust.

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3 Case Studies Illustrate Problems with Philanthropy
3 Case Studies Illustrate Problems with Philanthropy

By: Leroy Seat When does philanthropy become problematic? Consider these three case studies about philanthropists who amassed great wealth through dubious business practices and the exploitation of workers.

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Taking Steps Now to Alleviate Climate Change's Effects
Taking Steps Now to Alleviate Climate Change's Effects

By: Martin Hodson With 2017 on track to be one of the warmest years on record globally, we must take steps to adapt to climate change now and to mitigate damage and loss of life in the future.

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Opioid Epidemic Leaves Trail of Pain
Opioid Epidemic Leaves Trail of Pain

By: Ferrell Foster With many of the seeking relief from chronic pain, millions in the U.S. are addicted to pain-killing opioids in the U.S. Jesus called us to care for the sick, and that includes those caught up in the opioid epidemic.

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The Unmerciful Servant Thrives in Our Government
The Unmerciful Servant Thrives in Our Government

By: Sean McKenzie With the Trump administration's plan to end DACA, hundreds of thousands of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants are at risk of deportation. Our nation offers mercy for the fortunate, inflexible justice for the desperate.

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What To Do When Confederate Symbols Can't Be Removed
What To Do When Confederate Symbols Can't Be Removed

By: Colin Harris Statues and symbols, such as those related to the Confederacy, can be an in-your-face effort to validate superiority and to justify injustice. While many can be removed, those that can't can be handled another way.

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5 Ways to Reduce the Demand for Labor Trafficking
5 Ways to Reduce the Demand for Labor Trafficking

By: Nell Green For every one victim of sex trafficking in the U.S., there are nine victims of labor trafficking. We must recognize and address labor trafficking with the same vigilance as sex trafficking. Here are 5 ways to do that.

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Gaining New Appreciation for Creation Care
Gaining New Appreciation for Creation Care

By: Marianna Hilldrup As we understand the vital ways in which people and the environment are interwoven, we gain a new appreciation for creation care. We are obliged to care for - and not dominate - the world around us.

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When Faith Leaders Must Make a Crucial 'Pivot'
When Faith Leaders Must Make a Crucial 'Pivot'

By: Colin Harris We know about the political pivot, when elected leaders transition a central campaign issue to the periphery as they begin to govern. Faith leaders must pivot too from their base of support to being a servant for all.

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Confederate Monuments 'Keep Open the Sores of War'
Confederate Monuments 'Keep Open the Sores of War'

By: Michael Middaugh As statues topple, and two sides gather, we are still wrestling with firmly held beliefs and emotion-laden ideologies that will continue to divide our nation if we're not careful.

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As New School Year Begins, Let's Praise Teachers
As New School Year Begins, Let's Praise Teachers

By: Trevor Barton Public school teachers walk into their classrooms each year to help students reach their academic standards and to make sure they're not hungry, alienated or overlooked. Their jobs are both simple and complex.

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The Spiritual Battle Yet to Be Fought After Charlottesville
The Spiritual Battle Yet to Be Fought After Charlottesville

By: J. Michael "Mickey" Robertson Other people will be different, like it or not. Our task is not to engage them in a fight, but to recognize the humanity within them. Only then can we win them over spiritually. That's our task - and it won't be easy.

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In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'
In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'

By: Larry Eubanks Getting at the truth has always been a challenge, even when everyone plays by the rules and honestly seeks truth. Others practice "bold subterfuging," intentionally lying to gather more money or power for themselves.

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When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders
When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders

By: Ron Rolheiser Many churches and civic communities forge a bond within their own ranks by demonizing others, but that path is neither the way of Jesus nor the way of human maturity.

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