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Christians in a politically charged climate

Politics | Questions to ask as tensions ratchet up
by Waldemar Kohl
Posted 1/23/21, 11:11 am

How are we to respond—in this overly sensitive, divided, and politically charged climate—to a society that needs to know Jesus’ love?  I think it starts with us doing some serious self-reflection on where our priorities lie, and even where our heart is. A few overarching questions I would ask:

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Inaugural miracles

Politics | Transfers of power are special, but politics is not ultimate
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/22/21, 04:50 pm

Forty years ago I attended my first Inauguration Day. For the occasion I bought a suit. 

I was 20 years old and working for a Republican congressman from Arizona, Eldon Rudd, back in the day when lawmakers hired people like me for speedy typing skills and some shorthand. I attended college at night. I remember now the unmatched excitement I had in that suit, a wool tweed blazer and pencil skirt, and setting off across the street with colleagues from the Longworth House Office Building to the Capitol, careless of the cold wind. 

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What to expect on Biden’s Inauguration Day

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/19/21, 06:25 pm

Much of downtown Washington will be closed to the public at noon on Wednesday when Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The president-elect will arrive at the U.S. Capitol at 11 a.m., and the inauguration program will begin a short time later with the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Singer Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem. After the ceremony, Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

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