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Chelsea Sobolik

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FIRST-PERSON: 4 reasons why Christians should care about what’s happening in Ukraine

On Thursday, Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and launched attacks on cities and airports throughout the country, including near the capital, Kyiv. According to The New York Times, “​​Russian troops moved across the Ukrainian border in multiple areas at once, landing in the port city of Odessa in the south and crossing the eastern border into Kharkiv, the second largest city.” The attack sadly unfolded exactly in line with President Biden’s repeated, dire predictions. Putin, who wields the largest estimated nuclear stockpile in the world, threatened that nations “will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history” for interfering with his invasion.

FIRST-PERSON: Oppression and the Olympics

The opening ceremonies of the Beijing Winter Olympics are Friday (Feb. 4). Like many around the world, I love gathering with friends and family to cheer on the athletes representing my country. The Olympics are supposed to bring people together, but as Josh Rogin writes, “the Beijing Olympics has become an exercise in genocide denial.”

FIRST-PERSON: Love of neighbor must include justice for our littlest neighbors

Christians are called to love their neighbor as themselves. Our faith must transform the totality of our lives, including reforming whom and what we love. Jesus, in the parable of the good Samaritan, answers the question, “Who is my neighbor?” After He responds, we aren’t left wondering who we are to care about and how we are to care about them.

ERLC lists concerns with ‘Build Back Better’

Congress is currently negotiating the details of the reconciliation package, using a legislative tool known as “reconciliation” to advance President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.