Considering the need to evangelize Christians…

There are many “Christians” who have never met Christ.  They grow up in the church.  Their parents are good members of the church, and may be leaders in their congregation.   Dad may be a pastor, or the

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Living in hard times — lessons from the early Christians…

Pre-Christian.  Christian.   Post-Christian.  Roughly speaking, these categories outline the major changes in the history of the Western world.  We say “roughly speaking” because the West never became fully Christian.  And even now, it is not

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Why all the angst in an age of abundance?

Everyone wants a good, meaningful, and productive life.  Many people think that is just what we have in contemporary American culture.  “Not so,” according to psychologist Barry Schwartz.  If it were true, we would not be experiencing

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The hope of heaven in unsettling times…

Living in unsettling times requires perspective—that is, a focus on heaven rightly understood.  Today’s culture wars are as unsettling as fighting wars and both show how fragile civilization actually is. 

 

How to maintain perspective—how to keep

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Living by lies … but with no help from me!

It is dangerous to draw too close parallels between one nation’s history and another’s.  But if we are to learn anything from the past, we must pay attention to the parallels that do exist.  We’ve been twice warned.

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Living in truth, however dark the times…

Anxiety and discouragement and even despondency are reflected in the mood of many Christians these days—as well as anger.  What will happen in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage?  Obviously, religious liberty will become

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The meaning of ‘post-Christian’ is now clearly defined…

No, the sky is not falling, but things will never be the same again.  Or more precisely, the vulnerability of religious liberty has become unquestionably clear.  Even secular law professors agree. 

 

The Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision

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A constitutional right to same-sex marriage … what’s next?

Indeed!  What is next?  This is the question raised on all sides—left, right and center.  How do we get on in a culture so deeply divided by the debate over same-sex marriage?  The Supreme Court’s ruling

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The spiritual roots of our culture of distraction…

Attention is a finite resource—a fact rarely acknowledged in our culture of busyness and 24/7 connectivity.  But we need to attend to attention because it is “the faculty by which [we] encounter the world.”

 

This is the case

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Fearful parents raising fearful children…

As the father of ten and the grandfather of seven, Peter Leithart has some wise counsel for raising healthy children in our rapidly declining culture.  Rather than a detailed blueprint, he provides a broad outline gleaned from a wide-ranging

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