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Faith and Values: Can you imagine such a thing?

Today’s increasingly lax abortion laws send a chill into the hearts of those who see in utero children as God’s own – actual, real people made in God’s image, lives to be cherished and protected, not snuffed out.

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Pastor Walter Kendricks: Hope found in the Miracle

The Christmas season has become a commercialized event, beginning with Thanksgiving Day, finding its culmination with the ushering in of a New Year. Tucked away between these two days, obscured by the lights, the trees, and the carols, lies the birth of the eternal hope of mankind, obscured by the busyness of the world.
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Faith and Values: In the flesh, here and now

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

“One of the blunders religious people are particularly fond of making is the attempt to be more spiritual than God.” Wow, really? I think that Frederick Buechner was right when he wrote this irreverent insight in “Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC.”
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Faith and Values: When friends disagree – A Buddhist perspective

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Editor’s note: has a feature called “Ask A Buddhist.” Recently someone wrote about a friendship gone sour, and asked for advice on how to handle disagreements with friends. This is the response. Sounds like this was a meaningful friendship. I’m sad to hear you lost it, although I believe true friends can disagree and still support one another overall. It’s worth examining the nature of that particular friendship.
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Faith and Values: Stripping politics from Christianity

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

In 1981, Billy Graham warned evangelical Christians about a “wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right,” warning that the “hard right [had] no interest in religion except to manipulate it.”
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Faith and Values: Traditions, both constant and changing

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

The holidays have a way of being both joyous and wistful. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family. We usually celebrated it at my grandma’s house. She, my mom and my three aunts would prepare food in the kitchen, my uncles would sit in the living room watching football and I would go off and play with my cousins.