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The death of journalists

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The recent news of the shooting death of Associated Press journalist Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan and the wounding in the same attack of fellow AP journalist Kathy Gannon struck a nerve with me.

The two women were traveling in a convoy in March delivering election materials on the eve of the recent presidential election in Afghanistan when an Afghan police officer opened fire on the women after the convoy arrived at its destination. They were still sitting in a car at the entrance to a police station.

Easter is a time of renewing our vows

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Easter is the signature day on the Christian calendar. Two thousand years ago, prophecy was fulfilled in the resurrection of Jesus from a Jerusalem tomb. More important, Christ fulfilled the purpose of God in redeeming sinful humanity.

For believers, this is akin to a married couple renewing their vows.

Luxury home not befitting of priestly image

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Occasionally in evangelical or broader Protestant life, we hear of a pastor or bishop who has the means to maintain a luxurious lifestyle — and chooses to live that way. Often, he (or she) also has a successful television presence.

When a news story was posted a few days ago about Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s construction of a $2.2 million mansion for himself in an upscale area of the city, it certainly didn’t seem to fit with a body of clergy well known for taking vows of poverty.

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