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Defending the Defenseless

Amidst the travesty and torture that Pastor Saeed is forced to endure at the hands of his Iranian captors, his faith in Christ shines through

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At Christmas, A Rare Collaboration to Restore an Ancient Church

A 21st century Bethlehem miracle? This year, the three churches that share responsibility for the Church of the Nativity came together for an act of restoration.

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Christmas in America: Belief in Virgin Birth of Jesus

Many Americans hold a belief in the virgin birth of Christ.

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Two Turtle Doves For 2008

Elizabeth Tenety examines the bold workings of Justin Fatica and Shane Claiborne with the onset of the new year.

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A Partridge In an Airport

Then one flight it dawned on me that 150 other souls were also dragging their spiritual baggage onto our plane, and I had no idea what sort of sins they had been dabbling in. Gluttony? Deceit? Adultery?

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Life After De-Santafication

Maybe the story of Santa is an innocent, sweet fable we tell our children. Or maybe Santa, in his endless gluttony, is a reflection of us.