The Audacity of Obama

The president returns to a Biblical touchstone as he heads into the home stretch of his second term.

US President Barack Obama claps his hands before he delivers the eulogy during the funeral of slain South Carolina State Sen and Rev.Clementa Pinckney, at the College of Charleston TD Arena, in Charleston, South Carolina on June 26, 2015.

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There's a passage in the Bible that has spoken to Barack Obama time and again, inspiring him, provoking him, haunting him, and goading him on. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,” the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Hebrews, “the evidence of things not seen.”

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