July 15, 2019
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Kate Shellnutt reports on the distressing news that Tish Harrison Warren’s Liturgy of the Ordinary has been counterfeited: “‘I’ve been constantly thinking of the verse about, “Do not store up treasures where moths and rust can destroy, and where thieves can steal, but store up your treasures where moths and rust cannot destroy and thieves […]

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July 8, 2019
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Amanda Ripley investigates the practical possibility of overcoming intractable differences in public and private debate: “There are many ways to complicate the narrative, as described in detail under the six strategies below. But the main idea is to feature nuance, contradiction and ambiguity wherever you can find it. This does not mean calling advocates for […]

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July 1, 2019
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Aimee Byrd wonders about the terminology on both extremes of the gender debate: “I think CBMW agrees with this, but their language and teaching on manhood and womanhood betrays them. There aren’t half-men, clueless as to how to earn their man card. There aren’t biologically identifiable women with male souls. We don’t need to force […]

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June 17, 2019
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Katelyn Beaty takes a Christian view of sex to the New York Times: “All creation, including human bodies, by grace reveals deeper spiritual truth. In other words, matter matters. So when a person engages another person sexually, Christians would say, it’s not ‘just’ bodies enacting natural evolutionary urges but also an encounter with another soul.” […]

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June 10, 2019
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Wendy Gierhart discusses the necessity of deep, careful study of scripture: “At the moment I was a bit taken back. This shut down the conversation. It was before my days in seminary and honestly, I wasn’t equipped with a good answer. Is the Bible meant to be simple for all to understand? I believe whole-heartedly […]

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June 3, 2019
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Andy Cassler coins the term ‘pro-choice fragility’: “Once the scientific objections have been exhausted, abortion advocates turn to moral, legal, philosophical, or even theological objections related to a woman’s bodily autonomy, the fairness of increasing the number of children waiting to be adopted, the potential for a poor quality of life, the potential trauma of […]

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May 27, 2019
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Fleming Rutledge takes up her courage and faces the thorny issue of abortion: “I have been ruminating about abortion for many decades, but I don’t think that I have ever written anything about it until now. Since the election of Supreme Justice Brett Kavanaugh, however, the atmosphere has begun to change dramatically in a way […]

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May 20, 2019
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Kelly Rosati encourages Christians to look more holistically at the abortion debate: “Szala shared her story with the Times in response to the current debate within the Democratic Party over whether a candidate can support income equality without also supporting abortion rights. The argument, according to the Times, is that ‘women on the margins need […]

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May 13, 2019
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Sheila Wise Rowe describes visiting to an out of the way church in this older but very relevant piece on racial reconciliation: “I was not looking for validation, but two amazing things happened as a result of my vulnerability and transparency in that prayer session. I had to confront and discard lies I believed about […]

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