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In The World—July 26, 2015

By Melissa Wuske Turkish and Armenian Christians Seek Reconciliation A shocking scene at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan marked the hundredth anniversary of the massacre—Turkish and Armenian Christians were joining hands and praying for reconciliation. In 1915 the Ottoman Empire systematically killed an estimated 800,000 to 1.5 million Armenians. In the century since the […]

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In The World—July 19, 2015

By Melissa Wuske The Ultimate Compact Bible The Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute has created a minute-sized Bible that puts pocket-sized Bibles to shame. Researchers etched the entire Hebrew Bible on a chip the size of a grain of sugar. The engraving was done by an ion beam focused on a silicon wafer coated in a […]

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In The World—July 5, 2015

Melissa Wuske Death Row Inmate Exonerated Anthony Ray Hinton was freed after serving 30 years on Alabama’s death row. He was convicted of the 1985 murders of two restaurant managers—but the conviction was based on shoddy evidence and the pressure to get a culprit behind bars.  “He was convicted because he’s poor,” said Bryan Stevenson, […]

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The Lesson and Life — for July 27, 2014

By Melissa Wuske   Last year my church started using small group discussion occasionally during Sunday morning worship. Over time it became clear that people had varying views on this format. Some loved it. Others were reluctant to even come to church if they knew there’d be small groups: the interpersonal anxiety was too much […]

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The Lesson and Life — for July 20, 2014

By Melissa Wuske   Last year I was overpaid by clients three times. One duplicate check and a few wrong amounts, and all of a sudden I had an extra thousand dollars. Each time, before I had a moment to consider what was happening, the dilemma was there: tell somebody or keep the cash? Each […]