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The lost art of Christian persuasion

One of our interns, Leah Hickman, who attends Hillsdale College, beat me to the punch on something I’ve been wanting to do on BreakPoint, and that’s review Os Guinness’s new book: “Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion.” In …

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America’s favorite hymn: What makes grace so amazing

Calvary

“Amazing Grace” is arguably the best-known and most-sung hymn in America—maybe the world. It has deep meaning for millions, across all races and backgrounds, and has long united and comforted our nation in times of sorrow. On any given Sunday, …

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Painkillers… heroin… epidemic

Heroin

Last week the Centers for Disease Control issued a sobering, and at times, frightening report about the rise of heroin use in the United States. For most people, heroin is something foreign, something that impacts “other people” in those neighborhoods, …

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Knowing God without knowing all of God

God's plan

In the post-enlightenment western world we live by rules of science. Theories are posed, evidence is gathered, facts disputed, and in the end truth is discovered. At least truth about some things is discovered. But the model of scientific discovery …

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Exiles, yes — but engaged exiles

Flag

As if we needed any reminder that things aren’t looking up here in the good old US of A, the Supreme Court has just discovered a constitutional “right” to “same-sex marriage.” Conservative and liberal pundits alike agree that the consequences …

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Greasing the slippery slope

Slippery Slope

The two words that come to mind after reading about the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage the law of the land are “anything goes.” Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion has positioned our culture near the top of a generously-greased slope and …

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Beards big winner in year-old Hobby Lobby case

Pro life

One year ago, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in the Hobby Lobby case. After the opinion, the public argued over who would be the big winners as a result of the case — corporations? Evangelical Christians? Men? …

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