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7 Ways To Do Political Punditry Wrong in a Polarized World

It's all political. All the time. At least that's what it feels like. Whether you voted for Trump or loathe him with every last bit of plasma in every drop of blood in your body, it seems like the promise of "moving past this contentious election season," is not going to materialize. No doubt,Keep Reading....

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Abortion's Guilt

Tears filled her eyes as she told me her story: an older boyfriend, pressure to have sex, pregnant at fourteen, and an abortion to cover the shame. Even though she'd been raised in a Christian family, the weight of guilt that followed these early choices led to years of wandering. Keep Reading...

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Faithfulness in the Age of Trump

I'm not a betting man, and it's a good thing I'm not. I would have bet that anyone other than Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination. And after his surprise victory, I would have bet that Hillary Clinton would beat . . .Keep Reading....

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How Prayer Affects Our Spiritual Formation

The closing of the year and the beginning of a new one is an opportune time to reflect on our spiritual formation and to develop habits to help us become more like Jesus. In this weekly series of articles, we'll consider eight spiritual habits to develop . . . Keep Reading....

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Don't Make Resolutions. Make Commitments.

I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions. While I understand the desire for fresh starts and new beginnings, none of us has the power to reinvent ourselves simply because the calendar has flipped over to a new year. Keep Reading....

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John Piper on Hearing the Voice of God

In 2006 gospel singer Tamela Mann debuted a powerful single called "Speak Lord" in which she urged God to speak to her with a word to address her need.Keep Reading...

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Foster Children Need the Church

One of the bravest women I know is the woman who gave birth to my son. She was young, it was her first child, her life was unstable, and she hadn't made all the best decisions up to that point. In fact, some of her decisions would have lasting consequences for her Keep Reading...

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Why Oxford Dictionary's 2016 Word of the Year Matters

At the end of the day on November 8, 2016, India's leading bankers were called to an 8 p.m. meeting by the prime minister. Totally unprepared for what was coming, they watched as an announcement was made to the nation on live television that all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would be rendered Keep Reading...

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