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As 'Person of the Year,' Who Would You Choose?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: The newly announced choice for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” is Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, for her crisis management as a leader who opened doors as other nations closed theirs. If the final selection were yours to make, who would you say “affected the world” most in 2015? I invite you to think about which individual you truly believe has had the most impact on our society – negative or positive – and leave a comment here about who, and why. Watch......

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Why Lean on Holocaust Analogies?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: After the shocking crimes of terrorism committed in Paris last week, a leading U.S. presidential candidate recently suggested the reprehensible idea that all Muslims in America should wear I.D. bracelets. Of course, we should reject such a proposal. But on the other hand, is it wise to cite the mistakes America made with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazis as a basis for our present-day policy decisions? “The two situations are not analogous. easy comparisons…simply break down.” Watch my video for more insight and discussion.......

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Heroics on a Train Yield Lessons in Courage

What’s your definition of a hero? Of course, there are lots of ways to describe heroes and acts of heroism, but today, three names really stand out: Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos. Like so many others, I watched the recent media reports as Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos described taking down a heavily armed gunman with help from other passengers (Chris Norman of the U.K. and Mark Moogalian of France) aboard a train full of people headed from Amsterdam to Paris. All three young Americans were remarkably modest and unassuming in......

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