April 2015

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Christian Zionism’s flawed vision of Israel

by Rabbi Dow Marmur An excerpt: Of late, however, some have argued that nowadays this may not be the primary motivation of mainstream Christian evangelicals. Their commitment to Israel may be more about being ashamed of what has been done to Jews in the name of Christianity through the ages. Supporting the Jewish state is a way of atoning for the sins of forebears. This understandable and laudable sentiment is, however, marred by the misguided…

The Inside-Out Gospel

Rehabilitating Our Criminal Justice System By Rev. Michael F. Blevins, J.D., M.Div., LL.M. Executive Director of the NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center, Inc., Decorah, IA The article is also located here. An excerpt: The United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.3 million people currently in the nation's prisons or jails—an astounding 500% increase over the past thirty years. These trends have resulted in inhumane prison overcrowding and state governments being overwhelmed…

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