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UM pastor Adam Hamilton calls on Obama to ‘knock holes in the darkness’

Delivering the sermon at the National Prayer Service for the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 22, the Rev. Adam Hamilton called on President Barack Obama to lead by showing humility, by casting a strong, unifying vision that focuses on helping the “marginalized,” and by persevering in the face of criticism and discouragement.  Mr. Hamilton is senior […]

Obama’s use of Scripture has elements of Lincoln, King

By Daniel Burke, Religion News Service President Barack Obama publicly took the oath of office on Jan. 21 with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. One Bible was well read, but cited cautiously. The other granted scriptural sanction to the civil rights movement. When Mr. […]