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RFRA’s golden opportunity

By Jeff Koch
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Faith & Inspiration | Last week’s storm over Indiana’s RFRA law was quite the spectacle. Who imagined a modest attempt to protect rights of conscience would cause so many folks…

A moment in the pit

A moment in the pit

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A Christian woman I know who is in a deep emotional pit sent me verses from Psalm 88 “proving” to me that the wrath of God is on her: “Your wrath lies…

Racism and redemption on university campuses

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | On Friday night University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides suspended a student for writing a racist slur on a campus whiteboard. The student had…

Thinking rightly about ‘loving and hating’

Thinking rightly about ‘loving and hating’

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | “You’re trying to kill me! Bologna is high in cholesterol! You can’t buy that? I can’t eat it!” my mother screamed at my then 10-year-old daughter…

A tale of two thieves

A tale of two thieves

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Curmudgeons in the Bible contradictions industry may relish the seemingly at-odds recounting of the tale of two thieves executed on either side of Jesus. Here…

You be the judge

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | A public conversion helps raise the most important questions of the faith

A eulogy for Jack

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | My mother swears that our border collie Jack prays before he eats his dog food. Indeed, he shuffles over to his bowl, lies down like a Roman at the feast,

A response to rebuke

A response to rebuke

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Last week I wrote about a former inmate who seemed to be slipping into a Satanic snare of the common variety. I would like to report that he received my…

Nicholas Kristof’s defense of evangelicals

By John S. Dickerson
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Religion | On Sunday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof observed a cemented bias against evangelical Christians among his erudite colleagues: “Today, among urban…

Widows and wolves

Widows and wolves

By Gaye Clark
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Faith & Inspiration | After my husband Jim’s death, wolves crouched at my door, catching me by surprise. First stop was the funeral home. My pastor cautioned me, “Don’t…

Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

Making a virtue of vacillation

Making a virtue of vacillation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Because people saved in prison sometimes fall away after release, the term “jailhouse conversion” has come to mean disingenuous religion or a ploy for…

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