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Cultivating civility: It’s gonna take self-control

Self-expression or self-control? Given which one our society prefers, it’s no wonder civility is in short supply. A week or so after the terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Pope Francis told reporters several things that the postmodern ...

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5 family-affirming New Year’s resolutions

My first New Year’s resolution took place as a young adult, when I pledged to read the Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—in one year. I remember enjoying Genesis and Exodus, struggling a bit with Leviticus and Numbers, and then getting bogged ...

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New Year’s ReVolution!

Are you one that starts every January 1st making “new” New Year’s resolutions? Are you saying to yourself or those around you, “I’m going to start working out and eating healthy.” How about, “I’m going to stop spending so much ...

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Game changer

couple

Marriage, like life generally, is not for the faint of heart. It confounds and confronts us at all stages of the journey. Being in close proximity and confidence with another person has a way of bringing up all kinds of ...

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The dream of virtual immortality

Virtual immortality

The digital revolution has changed the way we live—but it has also changed the way we die. When George Washington died it took a week for the news to travel from Virginia to New York. Boston didn’t learn our founding ...

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  • Museum of the Bible pulls Dead Sea Scroll fragments found to be forged
    Since its grand opening nearly a year ago, the Museum of the Bible has exhibited five fragments from the storied Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient parchment fragments discovered 70 years ago in a desert cave. On Monday (Oct. 22) the museum acknowledged that the five fragments it had on display were forgeries. They were taken […]
  • Eugene Peterson, author of ‘The Message,’ dies at age 85
    Eugene Peterson, the best-selling author of “The Message” and longtime pastor praised as a “shepherd’s shepherd,” passed away Monday morning (Oct. 22) at age 85. Among Peterson’s last words were, “Let’s go,” according to a statement from his family. “During the previous days, it was apparent that he was navigating the thin and sacred space between earth […]
  • As refugee admissions drop, fewer persecuted Christians admitted to US
    The number of Christian refugees coming to the United States from the countries where Christians are most persecuted has dropped dramatically in the last two years. That comes despite the president’s pledge during his first week in office that helping persecuted Christians overseas would be a priority for his administration. According to a new analysis […]
  • ‘More Than Funny’ film blends comedy, inspiration
    A prayer Michael Jr. uttered in advance of a stand-up comedy routine changed the Christian comedian’s perception of his purpose. Comedy is not about getting laughs, he noted, but it’s about giving. The epiphany a decade ago in Los Angeles opened for Michael Jr. a world of volunteerism and ministry alongside comedy that birthed the […]
  • Indivisible movie: Would your romance survive this?
    Could your marriage or romance survive the stresses that this film portrays? Any relationship has its struggles, but military families face significant and sometimes unique tensions. Lengthy separation. Difficulty maintaining personal contact during deployment. Death and injury. Battlefield trauma and PTSD at home. It’s enough to drive a wedge between the closest of partners. Indivisible […]
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