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Persuasions – Christianity, Jim Denison, Religious Freedom

“At last, we have a deal. After days of intense discussions, the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic.” This was the announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell early this morning,...
The president of Harvard University and his wife just announced that they have tested positive for COVID-19. Their statement highlights the fact that no one is immune to this disease. As I write this Daily...
A man signed up to run the Barcelona marathon on March 15 and the Paris marathon on April 5. Both were canceled because of the threat of COVID-19. So he ran 26.2 miles by lapping around his balcony.
Neil Diamond recorded “Sweet Caroline” in 1969. The song sold more than one million singles and has been digitally downloaded more than two million times. It was selected by the Library of Congress in 2019 for preservation in...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in isolation today after news that her doctor tested positive for coronavirus. Rand Paul announced yesterday that he has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first US senator to do so. Senators Mitt Romney,...
My purpose today is to encourage you with some remarkable good news in the war against coronavirus. We’ll look at good news from medical, financial, historical, cultural, and spiritual perspectives. This Daily Article will be unlike...
On February 19, Zach Edler and more than a dozen other people set out on a twenty-five-day adventure: rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. When they left, Bernie Sanders had a double-digit...
Americans are not changing our behavior as we absolutely must to defeat this enemy. A new Harris Poll survey reports that 89 percent of Americans are still going to coffee shops. Half of respondents have not altered...
My father planned a medical career when the US entered World War II after Pearl Harbor. Then, like sixteen million other Americans, he enlisted in the armed forces. He fought the Japanese in the South Pacific and...
I will publish an article like this each weekday afternoon as we look at a breaking news story in the context of biblical encouragements to “fear not.” In these days, it is vital that...
Starbucks is offering free therapy to all its employees, and for understandable reasons. The number of identified coronavirus cases in the US surged past five thousand yesterday. The government’s economic stimulus is set to quickly balloon into...
I will publish an article like this each weekday afternoon as we look at a breaking news story in the context of biblical encouragements to “fear not.” In these days, it is vital that...
Today is a St. Patrick’s Day unlike any other in my lifetime. Parades were canceled across the country last weekend. Bars and restaurants are being closed. People are being urged to work from home.
Since we can all use some encouragement these days, we’ll begin this morning with Rita Wilson’s “Quarantunes.” As you know, she and her husband, Tom Hanks, are in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus. To...