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" A career public speaker is not what I'm called to be. I'm called to be a critic. "
" A Christian school should be a place where young men and young women go through a period of spiritual formation and development so that they come out incredibly more proficient at living out their calling than they would have been had they not gone to school. "
" After-school tutoring programs, care for the elderly, shelters for the homeless, disaster relief work, and a variety of other services would all benefit from government funding. "
" Although I believe that scripture is divinely inspired and infallible, I have a hard time going along with the belief that the whole creation process occurred in six twenty-four hour days. "
" And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons. "
" An evangelical is somebody who, first of all, has a very high view of Scripture, believes it's an infallible message from God. "
" A strong case can be made for religious leaders to speak out on political issues. "
" As we consider the causes of depression, those of us in the church must face the ways we might be responsible for creating it. "
" Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House. "
" But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States? "
" But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government. "
" Certain things happened in the early church. Women who had never had any freedom suddenly have the ability to stand up and speak and be treated as equals within the life of the church. "
" Christianity isn't the only group that has fundamentalists. "
" Clinton's successor in the White House, George W. Bush, was committed to expanding government spending for faith-based initiatives. "
" Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored. "
" Evangelicals need to take a good look at what their issues are. Are they really being faithful to Jesus? Are they being faithful to the Bible? "
" Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be 'old-time gospel preaching.' This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states. "
" Freud taught us that it wasn't God that imposed judgment on us and made us feel guilty when we stepped out of line. Instead, it was the superego - that idealized concept of what a good person is supposed to be and do - given to us by our parents, that condemned us for what had been hitherto regarded as ungodly behavior. "
" From the beginning, there have been some religious leaders who greeted the funding of faith-based social services by government with ambivalence. "
" Getting the government to put money into social programs run by religious institutions is a practice that started during the Clinton years, when Bill Clinton advocated the AmeriCorps program. "
" Haitians do not need development programs imposed on them by expatriates. Instead, they need help in developing as self-assured persons. "
" I am looking for suggestions on what we can do about extremists within our own society. They cannot be ignored. "
" I am not suggesting that all those missionary organizations working in Haiti should pack up and go home, but I am urging them to understand that Haiti does not need clever Americans with newly contrived schemes for saving their country. "
" I am relatively sure, from conversations that I had with former president Bill Clinton, that George Bush seldom called upon him for advice. "
" I applaud the growing commitment of Evangelicals to the needs of the poor and oppressed in urban America. "
" I contend that Bush would be a lot more moderate if there weren't some fundamentalists breathing down his neck every time he wants to establish the state of Israel, every time he wants to do justice for the Palestinian people. "
" I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America. "
" I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment. "
" I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages. "
" I don't doubt that God can bring good out of tragedies, but the Bible is clear that God is not the author of evil! "
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