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Following the Footsteps of Christ
March 31st, 2014

Following the Footsteps of Christ

Maria Wolf

Vatican City--“It was a September day when the loving faceof God crossed my path and invited me to follow him.” Cardinal O’Malley quotedPope Franics’ words at a special forum American Bible Society hosted tocommemorate the first anniversary of his Pontificate. “His favorite painting is Caravaggio’s ‘The Calling of ...

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Leaving on a Jet Plane
March 30th, 2014

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Maria Wolf

Philadelphia—I’m sitting on the runway waiting to fly toRome. I’m not looking forward to the near-nine hour flight, but I am excitedabout what comes after that. Because after that, Ill be going to Vatican City, stayingat the Domus Sanctae Marthae—the hotel where Pope Francis lives—and eating inthe cafeteria ...

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How Much Bible is in the Film Noah?
March 28th, 2014

How Much Bible is in the Film Noah?

Lisa Goetz

So, it’s the question everyone’s asking: Will artistic interpretationtrump biblical accuracy in Darren Aronofsky’s new film Noah ? It’s a valid question. But maybe, just maybe, we could ask abetter question: How can we interact with the story of Noah—as it’s presentedon the big screen AND in ...

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Plugged In: For Better or for Worse?
March 27th, 2014

Plugged In: For Better or for Worse?

Maria Wolf

A new study by the Barna Group shows that Americans aretethered to their tablets, cell phones and laptops like never before. Thisreality has changed the way Americans view relationships, faith and work. The study, released March 11, shows that we experience lifethrough a digital lens, sometimes for better ...

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Pope Francis ‘Challenges Power, Authority and Leadership’
March 25th, 2014

Pope Francis ‘Challenges Power, Authority and Leadership’

Maria Wolf

So Jesus called them all together and said, “You know that the rulers of the heathen have power over them, and the leaders have complete authority. This, however, is not the way it shall be among you. If one of you wants to be great, you must be ...

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The Church’s Role in HIV/AIDS
March 23rd, 2014

The Church’s Role in HIV/AIDS

Lindsay Reilly

The suffering, death, and personal isolation resulting from HIVAIDS stands in stark contrastto God’s intentions for abundant life. Called one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our day, the globalHIVAIDS pandemic has forced Christians around the world to dive into a seriesof complex questions: What is the church’s role? ...

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5 Reasons Why China Needs the Bible
March 20th, 2014

5 Reasons Why China Needs the Bible

Joy Varnay

Does China still need our help to meet its Bible needs? Whenever I’m asked this question, I respond with a resounding “Yes!” Here are my top 5 reasons for why American Bible Society continues to work with the Chinese Church to provide the hope of God’s Word ...

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One Woman’s Testimony of Healing
March 18th, 2014

One Woman’s Testimony of Healing

Maria Wolf

Rebecca Deng was born in the midst of a brutal civil war inSudan. Her mother died while fleeing government attacks, and her father waskilled in the fighting that left 2.5 million people dead. This same warultimately led to the creation of South Sudan. Deng was a lost girl ...

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