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Spiritual Journey

I am thrilled to have been profiled by 30 Good Minutes this past weekend on their program that aired on WTTW Chicago Public Television. Thought I’d share a little of my story with our FLP readers. Enjoy!

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Was The United States Ever A Christian Nation?

I came across this on Kurt Willems’ blog: The Pangea Blog. I thought it was relevant to my recent post The End of Christian America?

Perhaps America never was a Christian nation in the first place… thoughts?

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Evangelicals and foreign aid

Check out this article by Richard Stearns, president of World Vision USA:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204190704577026391811161000.html

Stearns says:

… a Pew survey earlier this year found that 56% of evangelicals think “aid to the world’s poor” should be the first thing cut from the federal budget. In September, a Baylor University survey found that Americans who strongly believe that “God has a plan” for their lives—as evangelicals do—are the most likely to oppose government intervention on behalf of the poor.

Does opposing government intervention on behalf of the poor reflect the message of the Christian faith? Helping the poor and feeding the hungry is so central to following Jesus that evangelicals should be the strongest supporters of this “moral issue that people of faith, across the political spectrum, agree upon.”

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The Christian and Muslim divide

Here’s one of those things I was referring to: a thought-provoking discussion between Gabe Lyons of Q Ideas and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.”

http://www.qideas.org/video/the-christian-and-muslim-divide.aspx

I really resonate with Gabe’s description of the potential of interfaith relationships the precedes the interview. Definitely worth a listen…

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