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Our silly obsession with pop stars’ politics

Taylor Swift

  It’s not exactly a secret where the entertainment industry stands on conservative politics, especially President Trump. With few exceptions, this president has only intensified the full opposition by actors, producers, singers, and performers of all stripes to the GOP. …

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Banning babies

No one wants their kids to grow up to become criminals. But for some, their crime is simply existing. Children are some of the greatest blessings in life. They teach you that the world doesn’t revolve around you, they bring …

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Advent, sacred time, and worldview

Advent

It is time to prepare for Christmas. But I don’t mean at the shopping mall. I mean sacred preparation. Sunday [Dec. 3] marked the beginning of Advent, the time historically “set aside by the Church to help believers prepare to …

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Fight inequality, promote matrimony

Marriage

When somebody asks you whether you support social justice, just say, “Sure I do—I believe in marriage!” These days, marriage is under attack, with government and pop culture redefining it and increasing numbers of young people ignoring it. Interestingly, many …

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When love overcomes fear

Faith, hope, love

Perhaps nothing paralyzes us more than the false charge that we are motivated by “hate.” We may picture someone clad in white sheets, silhouetted by burning crosses, or hailing Hitler. We say to ourselves, “That’s not me!” God is love …

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The Adoption Tax Credit and lessons learned

international adoption

If you think Christians should avoid politics, then it’s time to learn a lesson from the saga of the Adoption Tax Credit. On November 9th, the House and Senate agreed that the Adoption Tax Credit would not be changed in …

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The story behind the Navy Hymn

The Navy Hymn

It’s one of the most famous hymns in Christendom: “Eternal Father Strong to Save.” It’s often called “the Navy hymn” because it’s sung at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.  But how many of us know the story behind this …

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