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Articles & Essays

Has “Freedom” Lost its Ring?

What to do when the leader of the free world expresses envy and admiration of an authoritarian dictator? Following the North Korea–United States summit, President Trump said of Kim Jong-Un, “He is the head of a country, and I mean he is the strong head. . . . He…
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Living as an Ex-Suicide

"The only cure for depression is suicide.” Walker Percy was not joking when he penned this line. The author himself was a survivor of suicide—though he did not attempt it. His grandfather and father both shot themselves at home; his mother either intentionally or not…
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Willing to Suffer

How one of America’s greatest Christian authors viewed the thing we all fear It is hard to want to suffer; I presume Grace is necessary for the want,” Flannery O’Connor wrote these lines in her prayer journal in 1946 while she was a graduate student…
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October 16, 2017
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Scandalized Reading

"For three years, I judged Christian novels for Christianity Today’s Novel of the Year Award. One year it was almost unbearable. I found the contenders all but unreadable.” For three years, I judged Christian novels for Christianity Today’s Novel of the Year Award. One year it was…
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February 8, 2017