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A snowflake-mossback embrace

June 27, 2018

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Talking heads often bicker over immigration through a left-right grid: Snowflake “libturbs” abhor President Trump’s anti-immigrant travel ban and policies; government-suspicious conservatives supposedly rally to his cause. Think again. Some of the most eloquent Trump bashers – David Brooks, David Frum, Kathleen Parker, Michael Gerson, Ana Navarro, Bill Kristol, Evan McMullin, Peter Wehner, and Jennifer […]

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Reclaiming Jesus

May 21, 2018

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Leaders from across the theological spectrum have gathered under the banner, “Reclaiming Jesus.” They denounce religious nationalism and bigotry and remind everyone that our God favors no nation. The full statement is found here. Several of those leaders read from the statement in this video:  

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When “thoughts & prayers” void real prayer

May 19, 2018

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It’s now a macabre routine: Many tweet their “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of a school shooting, this time with ten dead in Santa Fe, Texas. Others chime back: “Drop the talk of thoughts and prayers unless you’re willing to do something.” Welcome to contemporary America, where even the language of prayer polarizes. What’s […]

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Patrick: A saint for all Brits

March 19, 2018

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Written on Saint Patrick’s Day, 2018 I’m swilling a Guinness while listening to Pandora’s Irish music on Saint Paddy’s Day. I’d say my Celtic ancestors were smiling, but many of them came from the very nation that oppressed the Irish for centuries. Then again, so did Saint Paddy. He was a Brit kidnapped by cruel, […]

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Does Jesus Love Smog?

February 22, 2018

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Billy Graham was not a leading environmentalist, of course, but his brand of pre-politicized evangelicalism made room for biologists, physicists, and atmospheric scientists. He, along with other evangelicals like Francis Schaeffer, didn’t find them threatening. 

 

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Good-bye, Billy Graham

February 21, 2018

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Graham was not perfect (why do I even need to say that?), but he was – for lack of a better term – a humble gentleman who showed more grace than most of his opponents.

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A Living Anachronism Helps Kill Children

February 20, 2018

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Our debate over gun regulation dances around the obvious: The fears and assumptions of a previous century reach into ours, groping like an alien’s fingers until they find us and strangle us.

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Lives Sacrificed On An Altar of Cliches

February 15, 2018

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So here we go again: An assault rifle designed for war is used to snuff out innocent lives. And, again, we feel paralyzed. Our political leaders defy the predominant will of gun owners, let alone the majority of citizens, in their quest to channel the NRA’s cash flow into their campaign coffers.

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A Caution To The Enraged

February 2, 2018

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A friendly warning to all believers reeling in America’s Great Evangelical Hijacking, where partisan bullies bray over a microphone once yielded to genteel Billy Graham: At first, bitterness feels like a cozy sweater. But it soon itches. We scratch so hard we flare welts and our screams drive people away.

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We Were Warned

February 1, 2018

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