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Why Not Me?

JANUARY 2012: INSIDE OUT by Marlin Vis Thus Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised on that very day; and all his household, his homeborn slaves and those that had been bought from outsiders, were circumcised with him. Genesis 17:26–27…
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Yad Vashem

Marlin Vis Yad Vashem is located on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley outside Jerusalem. From East Jerusalem to Yad Vashem is a two-hour walk. It is a Sunday afternoon and it's raining. Sally and I have been to worship,…
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Windshield Wipers

Every child has a childhood, but some childhoods are not for children. Take the Windshield Wiper children for instance. Every day these boys, ages six to ten, wait on busy street corners with squeegees in hand. When the light is…
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Bad Enough

When is "not as bad as," bad enough? "Does the Qur'an say that it's alright to beat your wife? " A Muslim friend is talking with me about Islam. He brought the subject up, so I have license to ask…