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Christmas According to Dickens
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God at Work: A Review of the Book by David Miller
God's Guidance for Christians in Conflict
Handel's Messiah: An Unexpected Easter Masterpiece
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How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God
Illegal Immigration: Seeking a Christian Perspective
Introduction to Eastertide: The Season of Easter
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The Birth of Jesus: Hype or History?
The Colors of the Christian Year - Part of Series: Introduction to the Christian Year
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The Mission of God and the Missional Church
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