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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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Peacemaking is one of the key themes in the Bible. In Matthew 5:9, Jesus tells his followers, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” In Romans 12:18, Paul writes, “If possible, so far as it … Continue reading

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Taking a Day of Rest Without Feeling Guilty

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If you’re like most people, you probably find it hard to take a day off. And when you do take a day for yourself, you might feel guilty because you have so many things on your plate. What you may … Continue reading

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IDAHO for LGBT Rights

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On May 17, the international community remembers the date that the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the “International Classification of Diseases.” For many people, it’s hard to even imagine a time when homosexuality was considered a disease, but … Continue reading

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Historical Churches in Oklahoma City

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Last month, Oklahoma remembered the 22nd anniversary of the Murrah bombing. On April 19, 1995, a domestic terrorist parked a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. At about 9:02 a.m., the truck … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Clergy Stand Up Against Predatory Lending

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Predatory lending is defined as “any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a … Continue reading

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Christians in Kenya Choosing Halal Food

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Many countries in Africa have a high percentage of Muslims, but Kenya is an anomaly. In this country, Christians are the predominant religion. It’s estimated that almost 85 percent of the population identifies as Christian. Islam is the second most … Continue reading

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Christian Persecution

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The University of Notre Dame released a report in April called “Under Caesar’s Sword,” which outlines a global investigation into Christian persecution. Not only did 17 scholars examine Christian persecution around the world, they also examined how Christians respond to … Continue reading

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Elderly Americans in the Church

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The Administration for Community Living designates May as Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Age Out Loud,” a commitment to listening to what the older generation has to say. ACL recommends taking time this month to listen to the … Continue reading

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