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Year-end tax saving tips you can institute today

As year end approaches, you may find yourself wondering if it is better to take advantage of tax saving steps in the current year of 2008 or postpone them until 2009. Here is a simple list of things you can do in 2008 to lower your income taxes: 1. Get organized. Now is the time […]

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Military spouses keep the faith

In many ways, they are just as courageous and heroic. Not because they are sent to distant lands to answer the call for freedom and democracy, but because they remain home as the rock of a family, maintaining a steady course on all the daily challenges of life. They are the spouses of members of […]

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An urgency for Brazil’s poor

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– Missionary Eric Reese taps on the interior ceiling light, illuminating the cab of his Chevy pickup. Reese doesn’t need to see inside his vehicle. But after six years of working with the urban poor in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he knows those outside the cab need to […]

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700-year-old challenge in Mongolia is answered

The Mongol empire – led by Genghis Khan’s grandson, Kublai Khan – once stretched from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean. In 1266, Kublai Khan sent a request by Marco Polo to the Christian church in Rome for 100 men to teach Christianity in his court. But it was 28 years later before one, […]

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Teen requests $1 donations for clean water in Sudan

Joshua Guthrie has a message for teenagers: They can do something to make the world a better place. Guthrie, 16, is leading by example. The Christian teen – a high school sophomore who’s also dually enrolled at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. – has launched an initiative to raise money for a freshwater well in […]

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Myths worsen AIDS pandemic, workers say

NHLANGANO, Swaziland– Some myths about HIV/AIDS put people at greater risk of infection. Some myths multiply the rate at which the virus spreads. But the most destructive myths are the ones that keep God’s people from sharing the Good News of His love with people in need. In 15 years as a missionary in Swaziland, […]

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Christianity Today International closes four publications

Christianity Today International (CTI) recently announced the closing of four publications and the laying-off of 30 employees. To be shut down over the coming months are Today’s Christian Woman magazine, the Campus Life College Guide, the Christian history bulletin insert called Glimpses and the Church Office Today bimonthly Newsletter. “Needless to say, we are profoundly […]

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Commentary: Economic Stimulus 101: Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics

President Obama says the economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Actually, it is the worst since the Reagan recession of 1982–83. Further, the 2009 market crash is not the worst since 1929 but since 1987 – also on Ronald Reagan’s watch. How was Ronald Reagan’s response to these economic crises different from what […]

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