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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…

Building a fighting force

Building a fighting force

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I circled the first place in the Old Testament where Israel is called an “army” or a “host.” It is Exodus 12:41, and it comes out of the blue. A…

Remembering Kara Tippetts—A life of faith

By Courtney Crandell
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Obituary | Author and blogger who offered inspiration and hope as she shared her struggle with terminal cancer died Sunday

Winning souls, not arguments

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | Here’s a tough question: How can you engage in debate on political or social issues with nonbelievers and keep the door open for a discussion of the gospel?

Working for free

Working for free

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Tuesday nights I teach an English as a second language class at church and I enjoy it. So do my students. It occurred to me in the middle of our time together…

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