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Let’s Talk About the 4thR
Q and A with Robert Miller, 4thR Editor
An Enhanced and Praxis Plus members event
January 27, 7:30 p.m. EST

Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dr. Lori Brandt Hale
February 10, 7:30-9:00 EST

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