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Christian communicators in Europe are collaborating with PEN International to combat online hate speech, fear and fake news. Read more

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Fear has infiltrated society and church, breeding nativism, elitism, racism, and discrimination that can only be overcome by practicing love, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper Read more

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Fear causes most of today's polarized arguments, which is why Jesus first tells his disciples to be at peace after the Resurrection, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Practicing Faith

Fear

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Let's start talking about what we value instead of constantly rehashing our fears, which is proving counterproductive, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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Life entails constant risk whatever our circumstances, and it does no good to pretend we're not afraid, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Berlin Wall Fall

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Christians are called to live though the current social and political chaos with faith, not with fear, lest we be buried in the wilderness, says the Rev. Mike Slaughter. Read more

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Love One Another

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All our scriptures about welcoming strangers are important to the immigration discussion, but the overarching issue is our fear of others, writes the Rev. Craig C. Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology. Read more

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Eucharist

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The central act of Christian worship – the Eucharist, or Holy Communion – offers Jesus' followers a life-giving opportunity of welcome, unlike executive orders, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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The choice in this U.S. presidential election comes both in two different candidates, but also in what kind of morality will govern America, writes Stephen Swecker, the Ethics Coach. Read more

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Fear Is a Liar

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Lent is the time when we learn to cast off the shackles of fear by living in God's household, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Practicing Faith

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As we leave the woes and worries of 2015 behind us, the Rev. F. Richard Garland encourages us to reject fear -- and fear-mongering -- and embrace the gospel message of unrestrained, unconditional love. Read more

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Gandhi Fear

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When her home is invaded by an intruder, Cynthia B. Astle experiences true terror -- and restoring grace. Read more

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Courage Tunnel

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Despite many Americans' fears, refugees are the walking embodiment of human courage and resistance to terror, so why would nations turn away this great resource of people, even in the face of potential dispersed attacks, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

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Love One Another

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The Rev. Dan R. Dick ponders possibly the most urgent question before the church and American society today: How do we replace mistrust, fear and similar negative emotions with the promised spiritual gifts of love, joy and peace? Read more

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Wallow'd in a Score

Of all the faults of today's Church, fear is the one that Geoffrey Kruse-Safford wishes most it would replace with courage, for the sake of individual Christians and for the world at large. Read more

Mar 6, 2015 9:58 AM Geoffrey Kruse-Safford

Ferguson peacemakers

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Events in Ferguson, Mo., prompt Brandon Lazarus to ponder how to counteract the terrible grip that fear has on our world today. Read more

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Look Sign

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Americans' fear of catching Ebola scarcely compares to the reality that West Africans face from the disease, and therein lies a spiritual lesson, writes the Rev. Brandon Lazarus. Read more

Boston Aftermath

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The Rev. Thomas Shanklin rebels at the world's daily diet of chaos and evil and urges us all to seek a better way. Read more

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    Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Showing Hopeful or Hopeless

    Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Shows Hopeful or Hopeless

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    Despair Or Hope Directions On A Metal Signpost

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    Mature woman crying with hands on her face