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Awestruck

How do we respond to the dizzying, disgusting, and devastating world we live in? How should we make sense of the darkness in us and all around us? Should we just pretend it doesn’t exist? Do we complain about it? These are the questions that face us each and every day. As Christians, we are […]

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Protecting Christian Creativity

June is traditionally a busy month for judicial decisions, especially from the Supreme Court. Their judicial calendar ends in June, and typically the largest and most controversial cases to be deliberated are not released until days before the end of the session. For some perspective on the workload of the nine justices, consider the following […]

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Joy

The summer months are in full swing. For many, words like “cottage is my happy place” and such like readily come to mind. There is truth to that idea as there are many places where we do find an escape from the busyness of this world and enjoy time with friends and family. Hopefully, we […]

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Fear of God

Depression rates have reached a new high in the United States. A recent Gallup poll reports that “the percentage of U.S. adults who report having been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lifetime has reached 29.0%, nearly 10 percentage points higher than in 2015.”1 Why is this? The article goes on to state […]

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Complexity of Trust

“The Great Crash is coming! Banks are failing! Protect your life savings before you lose it all! The crash is imminent!” These comments and phrases have filled media and social media accounts over the past few months. The decline and fall of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Signature Bank, Credit Suisse, and First Republic Bank have […]

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Asbury Revival

Students at Asbury University, in Wilmore, Kentucky, are engaged in an “organic, unplanned revival.” As of the writing of this article, the revival is still taking place. Following a chapel service, students were invited to receive prayer. Dozens stayed and many more returned later. One week later the gatherings continued. Evenings saw large crowds filling […]

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Appearance of Evil

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:21–23    Live in a manner worthy of […]

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A Call to Prayer in the Post-Roe Era

In 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States, in a landmark 7-2 decision, ruled that a woman’s “right to privacy” protects her choice whether or not to have an abortion. This “constitutionally protected” right varies over the course of the pregnancy and is balanced by the government’s interest in protecting women’s health and the […]

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Cryptocurrency

The dramatic rise and fall of cryptocurrencies remains a steady story within the news and intrigues the imaginations of many would-be investors. Although this form of virtual money has been around for well over a decade, the true understanding of cryptocurrencies has eluded many, because of both its relative newness and its complexity. This has […]

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If I Were the Devil

Today most Americans get their news through a website or app, streamed directly to their phones. A generation or two ago, most Americans got their news from the radio. One of the most respected radio broadcasters was Paul Harvey. Engaging, emphatic, personal, and charming, Paul Harvey was known for his weekday broadcast entitled The Rest […]

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Redeeming Love

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the […]

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Dear Young People…

This morning was a mind-wandering morning for me. The type where you have work that could be done but nothing urgent for the next few hours. I was enjoying the quiet stillness of my classroom, sipping my coffee, and deciding what to tackle first. Nothing was screaming “pick me,” so I picked nothing in particular. […]

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My Body, My Choice

Aaron Rodgers opened the football season by addressing the media. Not surprisingly, a reporter asked a question about his vaccination status and the protocols in place at the Green Bay Packers’ facility. The fear that their veteran quarterback would not be allowed to travel and practice with the team was relieved by his answer. “Yeah, […]

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One-Trillion-Dollar Coin

When I was a boy, I once (or twice!) played the game “Three Wishes” with my friends. The premise of the game was that any three wishes you had would come true exactly as you stated them. The limiting rules were that you could not hurt or kill anyone, you could not wish to live […]

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Current Events: Post-Olympic Reflection

Although it’s been a couple of months since we’ve been immersed in news coming from Japan about the 2020/2021 Olympic games, it’s still worth considering how these events are understood in the modern worldview of our country. The “Top Story of the Day” on Monday, August 9 (at least according to my newsfeed), was how […]

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Guide Our Thoughts on Immigration

Ever since Betsy Ross penned the Star Spangled Banner and the twelve original colonies drafted our Bill of Rights, Americans have demanded that their popularly elected leader(s) uphold the religious freedoms that this great country was founded upon. Are you one of them? Hopefully you were able to recognize the errors in the above paragraph readily. If […]

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