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Remember the rainbow

Faith & Inspiration | A remarkable symbol of God’s mercy in a sin-darkened world
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/04/19, 03:00 pm

It’s been rain-storming a lot here in Los Angeles. I’m sure the dear weather-hardened folks in the Midwest are rolling their eyes at this Southern Californian princess, but hey, LA does get pretty nasty when it rains. The lightest drizzle can screech traffic to a halt, blare “flash floods” alarms on our cell phones, and blow a flu epidemic across our very pampered immune systems. Remember: Our “winters” are sunny 63-degree days with occasional showers if we’re lucky. Anything lower than 70 degrees, and you see people lugging out their parkas, wool sweaters, and Ugg boots. 

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Tax time interrogation

Faith & Inspiration | Jesus doesn’t offer cheap answers to Pharisees—or to us
by Joel Belz
Posted 1/31/19, 12:57 pm

Now that you’ve got your W-2 form in hand but are feeling increasingly guilty that you haven’t got around to your tax return yet (you still have two months to go!), take a fresh look at one of the Bible’s most famous passages about taxes—Matthew 22:15-22.

Except that I’d like to suggest here, as I have from time to time, that when Jesus delivered His short “Render unto Caesar” speech, He had something other than taxes or church-state relations in mind.

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Entrepreneurial spirit

Religion | From the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Apostle Paul
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/31/19, 11:59 am

After a weather related stay of execution, the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River 25 miles north of Manhattan was dispatched on Jan. 15 by explosive charges courtesy of the Controlled Demolition Company. 

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