August 19, 2019
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CJ Hauser beautifully interweaves her own heartbreak with the legend of the crane wife: “In the story, there is a crane who tricks a man into thinking she is a woman so she can marry him. She loves him, but knows that he will not love her if she is a crane so she spends […]

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August 12, 2019
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Margalit Fox remembers the incredible literary and cultural legacy of Toni Morrison: “After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Howard with a major in English and a minor in classics in 1953, she earned a master’s in English from Cornell in 1955. She taught English for two years at Texas Southern University, a historically black institution in […]

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August 5, 2019
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Michele Van Loon encourages the middle-aged: “For those of us in the second half of life grappling with career decline, the process of relinquishment involves facing our mortality, embracing a self-denying posture, and worshiping the King. We see this in the story of Job. In the wake of losing his family, business, health, and reputation, […]

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July 29, 2019
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Wendy Alsup interviews Melanie Cogdill about Beyond the Roles: “Several years ago, I was in the exhibit hall for the Evangelical Theological Society, where the attendees are more than 95 percent men. The books some publishers had put out were ones for women that focused on marriage and motherhood. Literally hundreds of books come across […]

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July 22, 2019
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Request for Prayer This past Friday, tragedy struck the family of Shannon Dingle, tireless advocate for the marginalized, when her husband Lee died after a freak accident while vacationing with their family at the beach. Lee leaves behind Shannon and their six children, along with family, friends, and countless other people who saw him as […]

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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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