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Becoming an optimist

Becoming an optimist

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The biggest change in my seventh decade of life is that I am becoming an optimist. An optimist is a person with confidence and hope in the success or outcome…

Showing kindness to strangers

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | I love the human race. It’s people I find trying. Like when one of them is pumping gas right beside you with the most appalling words in the English…

Appeals court judges take sides in marriage cases

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments on marriage cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Indiana state law upholds marriage…

Soldier convicted in 2003 attack appeals death sentence

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The highest military appeals court in the United States will hear an appeal later this year in the case of a soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow…

The usual suspects

By Janie B. Cheaney
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National Security | The FBI has released its annual National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism, and it’s good to know the bureau is monitoring animal rights activists,

Dollars and Sense: Markets continue to soar, but reasons for caution abound

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | More records. Another week goes by, and we have another week of records for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500. The S&P…

A rescue, a barn raising, and redemption in New York

By Sarah Padbury
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Crime | After returning two kidnapped Amish girls safely home earlier this month, a New York couple got a surprise thank you gift on Friday when the Amish community…

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went for a walk and wanted to pray but was as stuck as the White Witch’s sledge in the slush of new spring. All my prayers beginning, “Lord, I pray for…

Purpose-driven totalitarians

By Marvin Olasky
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Terrorism | Should we be shocked, shocked, that some secularists look for meaning in all the wrong places?

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor  (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014) is James Smith’s clear explanation of a philosopher whose work…

Anthony Bradley vs. evangelical tribalism

Anthony Bradley vs. evangelical tribalism

By Anthony Bradley
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Religion | Have you made your political ideology your hermeneutic, cherry-picked Bible verses, and created an enemies list of those who don’t see it your way?

Tinder for the explosion in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Education | A battle over a failing school district helped stoke the fires of racial tension that engulfed North County, Mo., after Michael Brown’s death

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