On Election Night, I Listened; I Read; I Prayed—And I Took Some Comfort in Your Reflections

It took me a few days to admit this:  Obama has prevailed, and he will remain our President for four more years.  One of the less globally significant results is that since the election, my TV has remained off.  I haven’t wanted to risk seeing his scowling face, recognizing his hubris, hearing him sneer “Let me be clear” or “Make no mistake” or “It won’t happen overnight.”  I was disheartened—too disheartened to write the “pick-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps” kind of encouraging words I saw other … [Read more...]

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From Peanuts to Preaching: President Carter Publishes a Bible

Former president Jimmy Carter, once a Georgia peanut farmer, once the leader of the free world, has just published a new bible.Called the Lessons From Life Study Bible, Carter’s new edition combines the NIV (New International Version) with Carter’s own, down-home advice and personal reflections.  The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Zondervan Publishing Company, which released the Lessons From Life Study Bible, expects to sell about 250,000 copies.President Carter is no stranger to the scri … [Read more...]

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The Bishops Have Spoken—Now Let YOUR Voice Be Heard.

By now I’ll bet you’ve heard: On March 14, the U.S. Bishops released a response to the White House statement regarding the HHS Mandate.Depending on where you get your news, you may have heard that the bishops seem to have “calmed down” or are preparing to “accept the accommodation.”The editors of America magazine embarrassed themselves with an editorial encouraging the bishops to get over it and accept the White House’s program—with the result that the White House felt confident in lect … [Read more...]

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