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Why Cultural Context Is Key

How do you expect unbelieving friends, family, and neighbors to react to your faith? Many of the best evangelists expect to win them to faith in Jesus Christ. I’ve found I often expect hostility. And that’s probably a product of growing up in a churchgoing but not evangelical home, and then attending college where my beliefs were clearly marginal. It comes more naturally for me, then, to live my faith as a countercultural act. Even so, I admire other Christians who more naturally advocate…
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Beware of Taking Your Sorrows to Alcohol Before God

It wasn’t until I spent a week in the mental hospital that I heard the message loud and clear: “Stay away from alcohol.” As I sat in the doctor’s office, preparing to re-enter the world with my new bipolar disorder II diagnosis, I finally conceded that even the slightest drop of liquor would act like fuel on a smoking flax. Intoxicating my sorrows was all harm and no good. Some of…

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Where the Gospel Meets Motherhood

What does the gospel have to do with counseling a temperamental toddler or chauffeuring children around town? Everything.

A Book on Dignity for All Has Much to Teach the Church

“The most sympathetic treatment of poor, broken Americans that I can recall ever reading.”

The Christian Scholar Caught Between the Nazis and Communists

This is a biography of a man, not just a martyr. The martyr inspires us; the man reflects us.

‘Everything Is Christ’—and Other Muddled Messages from Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr’s ‘The Universal Christ’ aligns with what Scripture calls ‘the spirit of the antichrist.’