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A year after the Charleston church shooting, what has changed?

In the wake of the shooting at Emanuel, congregations in the AME and other black churches have ratcheted up security — installing cameras and, in some cases, posting armed ushers. Officers sometimes sit in on Bible study, and law enforcement ran a background check on Campbell Chapel’s unfamiliar visitor.

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A Prayer for Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church

Driving through streets named after Confederate generals, a failed man, a boy really, comes to Emmanuel, which as Christians know means God with us. Invited into the circle to pray for the sins of the world and his own sin, the boy instead pulls out his metal lust for violence and desecrates the space with innocent blood.

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How God Calls and Equips Us

Jesus, a carpenter, was in a boat full of fishers who, one would think, would be experts at navigating the choppy and stormy sea. But they called on him for help. In the same way, people of faith are often in the same “boat” in life.

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Jon Stewart and the truth of the Charleston massacre

A few days ago Jon Stewart, the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, apologized for being unable to write jokes in the wake of the Charleston shootings. His statement was moving because it reflected truth in a way I've rarely heard. It forced me to once again think about myself.

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