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The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov March 4, 2015

Understanding the death of Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.

Spotlights

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50 Shades of…Clay?

Thoughts on two movies about sex, relationships, and love.

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Can We Get Rid of Valentine’s Day?

Every year on February 14th, across the United States and other countries around the world, cards, chocolates, and flowers are exchanged as an expression of love and admiration, all in the name of St. Valentine. Here’s a few facts and humorous links to brighten up this day of love.

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In The News

If you haven’t had time to watch the news this week or catch up on what has happened around the world, here are a few news headlines from the week.

Reflections

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Lent: Unless I Wash You

Are you letting Jesus wash your feet? Are you so genuine and transparent that people feel safe enough to allow you to witness their pain?

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Lent: If They Keep Quiet, the Stones Will Cry Out!

Jesus’ words also accentuate the truth found throughout Scripture that all of creation glorifies God. May we not get so distracted by our own pursuits, agendas and religiosity that we miss the significance of encountering our Savior and King.

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Ash Wednesday: Behold, the Lamb of God

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Let us commit, over the next few weeks up to Easter, to look—to really look—at Jesus, the Messiah, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.