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Memories of 9-11: Struggling through vengeful longings

September 11, 2019

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There it was: a colossal plume engulfed the Manhattan skyline.  The absent towers rendered the landscape eerily naked. 

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The Intelligentsia needs smarts

September 9, 2019

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The American intellectual elite fails to feel America’s pulse.

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The Face of Anger v. The Face of Grace: A Biblical View of Immigration

August 19, 2019

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The present-day hostility toward immigration is a symptom of a larger illness: Anger is overtaking grace

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Falwell: “I have never been a minister”

June 10, 2019

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What do courtiers say when the emperor brags, “I’m wearing no clothes!”?

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Prayer does not = endorsement

June 4, 2019

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The snarks are at it again, vilifying a good man because he didn’t see the entire universe in a split second. 

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“There is something extraordinary about their lives …”

May 22, 2019

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Throw out the fish, keep the wrapping. That’s what I always say — especially after I came across the following passage in the Liturgy of the Hours. It was discovered in Constantinople in 1436, where its larger manuscript was employed as wrapping paper in a fishmonger’s shop and called The Letter from the Disciple to […]

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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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Moderation’s Subtle Allure

December 15, 2017

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Historical evangelicalism in America has been mugged. It lays on the street, bruised and beaten, its pale skin clammy and its blood dripping into the pavement’s cracks. Like it or not, today’s mugger lives with the Alt-Right. That doesn’t mean the Left is nice or even good. It merely means we’ve located the culprit’s lodgings at this juncture.

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Hats Off To Calvinists Urging Integrity

December 6, 2017

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At least one evangelical clan hasn’t rowed down the river of political slime. The bloc of enthusiastic Calvinists over at the Gospel Coalition, co-founded by Donald A. Carson and Timothy Keller, still urges morality and principle. Perhaps that’s because Calvinism, or Reformed theology, nurtures a sophisticated approach to cultural engagement that embraces science, the arts, […]

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Subversive Prayer In An Era Of Rage

October 24, 2017

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Cross-published from the HuffPost The Good Book tells us “that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority” (1 Timothy 2:1-2). So how do we pray for an administration with a chip on its shoulder? A shaking fist and a beat-red face accompany policies birthed […]

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