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Hobby Lobby and Christian conscience

In a 5-4 decision this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that family-owned companies cannot be required to provide insurance coverage for certain contraception methods. Justices ruled in favor of two corporations, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, that argued that the Affordable … Continue reading

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Hope springs everywhere

A few days ago here in Wisconsin, it was in the 60s. The air was warm. Children laughed and played. Adults laughed and played. The grip of winter lay broken under the weight of sunshine and joy and … “What’s … Continue reading

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‘I had no idea’

Last night, I had the opportunity to speak at church about what’s been happening in Egypt: a prayer movement that has accompanied the revolution and now is leading to unprecedented numbers of people coming to Christ, from all backgrounds. As … Continue reading

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MH370: The cold void of not knowing

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing one month ago, carrying 239 people who almost certainly are now dead. But what happened to that plane? That’s the question still burning in the minds of family members and people around the world … Continue reading

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Egypt’s freedom trip reaches crossroads

“Liars.” That was the description we heard in Egypt of journalists from CNN and Al-Jazeera, among other news agencies covering the country. CNN is disliked in Egypt for reporting lines like this: “Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, had been … Continue reading

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Gendercide: A terribly common story

There’s a story out there, a very common story. It goes something like this: I did what I wanted, how I wanted, to whom I wanted, because I wanted to do it — or at least felt I needed to. … Continue reading

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