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Character

Alertness - 1 articles
Quenching Worst-Case Scenarios
Maryland Baptists train to rescue their neighbors if terrorists strike again


Assurance - 3 articles
Heart & Soul

To Illustrate…
CHRISTIAN HUMILITY


Attitudes - 128 articles
Does Anyone Know What Creative Means?

Measuring Success

Losing My Appetite for Cynicism
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Balance - 48 articles
Feeling Good About the Non-Urgent

Staying on the Job
Staying Balanced
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Boldness - 17 articles
Preaching with Power
In This Together
Islam, U.S.A.
Are Christians prepared for Muslims in the mainstream?

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Character - 81 articles
Grace's Third Way

Baptism + Fire
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.

Now That I'm a Grown-Up
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Christlikeness - 53 articles
Cooling off Gay Agenda
PCUSA conservatives turn back liberal challenges

Power in Punjab
Christians see churches—and opposition—grow among Sikhs

Everyday Truths
"Simple activities bind families together and deepen their relationship with God, says the author of Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families"

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Commitment - 101 articles
Sloppy Inclusiveness
An interview with Caroline Westerhoff, author of Good Fences: The Boundaries of Hospitality.

Word Become Flesh
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind

Q & A: Bobby Welch
President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), on his five-week national bus tour, which ended October 7, to jump-start evangelism in the 16.3-million-member denomination. The SBC has experienced a four-year decline in baptisms.

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Compassion - 139 articles
Compassionate in War, Christian in Vision
The man behind the Geneva Conventions knew the heights of success and the depths of failure

Slaughter of the Innocents, 2004
The Netherlands celebrates Christmas by reenacting Herod.

An Alternative Africa
The world of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

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Confidence - 22 articles
Confidence Amid Criticism

Working with My Weaknesses

Granting Permission to Succeed

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Conscience - 20 articles
Cheated by the Affirming Church
Contrary to what some churches teach, it is homosexuality—and not its suppression—that enslaves people like me.

A Christian Harry Potter?
Shadowmancer, Britain's hit fantasy novel, conjures darkness so the light will shine brighter.

The Politics of Communion
Church leaders who admonish politicians on moral issues are doing their jobs.

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Contrition - 7 articles
Good for the Soul

The Long View: The Enemy Within
"This Thanksgiving, let us remember our perverseness"

Outpaced by Islam?
The Muslim challenge is growing faster than our Christian outreach

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Control - 40 articles
American Idols
Larry Crabb says there's something better than control and success.

Weighing Character

Surviving a Power Play

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Convictions - 6 articles
Three Military Officials and a Priest Jailed for Killing Guatemalan Bishop
"Since the 1998 death, six witnesses, a prosecutor, and a judge have fled in fear of their lives"

From the Editor

ARTICLE: Tolerance Without Compromise
Christian engagement in an era of political rancor.

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Correction - 14 articles
Taking the Unpopular Stand

When You Need to Motivate -- or Correct

When You Need to Confront

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Courage - 113 articles
The Nightmare of North Korea
One man's story of brutality, courage, love, and freedom.

When You're Not Taken Seriously

Three Key Traits for Your Board

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Dedication - 11 articles
Power: Preaching for Total Commitment

Infant Baptisms and Dedications

Quotations to Contemplate
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Dependence on God - 87 articles
Sin and Evil
Quotations to stir heart and mind.

Perils of the Professionally Holy

Maintaining Momentum

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Desire, spiritual - 9 articles
More Than an Empty Bed

Expectation Management
A Discerning Spirit
Making good choices in an era of liturgical change

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Determination - 7 articles
The Good Fight
4 spiritual disciplines to keep fights from scarring your soul.

Billy Graham a No-Show at Amsterdam 2000
Evangelist, watching from Minnesota, bows out of satellite address, will probably forgo later remarks as well.

Genius and Plod

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Diligence - 1 articles
Tour of Duty


Direction - 17 articles
Pilgrims to Nowhere
Freedom isn't much good if you don't have a sense of direction.

The Porpoise-Driven Church
What on earth (or sea) is your church here for?

Vision Leaks
How do you keep the church's passion for ministry from deflating?

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Discernment - 193 articles
Worldview Boot Camp
Evangelical young people need training in the truth about truth.

Controlling the Flow of Information

Transference: Loosening the Tie That Blinds

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Earnestness - 5 articles
"Leadership: A Unique, Personal Mosaic"

ChristianityToday.com Weblog
Top stories elsewhere about Christians and Christianity
A Tale of Two Martyrs
The burning of Reformers Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer
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Endurance - 24 articles
Currents Shaping My Soul: A Once and Future Emerging Leader
What happens when you realize your emergence is behind you?

Building a House you Can Live In

Staying Alive

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Enthusiasm - 41 articles
New Fuel Source
Strong to the Finish
Going With the Grain
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Eternal perspective - 11 articles
Is Christianity Oppressive to Women?
Sometimes our Christian heritage must be overcome, not celebrated.

Quotations on Time and Eternity
Quotations on time and eternity.
Furthermore: The Fullness of Time
I'd like life to be a series of pauses like a poem, rather than a fast-paced, page-turner airport novel.

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Example - 33 articles
Mastered by Convictions
What working with John Stott taught me about preaching.

Mentoring the Next Generation

Mentoring

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Expectations - 173 articles
Lashed to the Mast

The Unbusy Pastor

The Naked Noun

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Experience - 57 articles
The Moral Complexity of War
A conversation with Max Hastings

Limit Conditions
How to portray the Holocaust on stage and film.

The Ecstatic Heresy
Seeking a superficial unity, some denominational leaders opt for feelings over facts.

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Faithfulness - 90 articles
Measuring Success

Essays on Competence

Measuring Success

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Faithfulness, human - 17 articles
Measuring Success

Essays on Competence

Measuring Success

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Fidelity - 11 articles
The End of Traditional Marriage?
Religious activists say Massachusetts decision is monumental—and may be cause for revolt

"Presbyterians: Presbyterians Reaffirm Fidelity, Chastity Rule"
Conservatives gain last needed vote to defeat Amendment A.

Homosexuality: Presbyterians Hold Firm on Fidelity
Homosexual ordination under study until 2001.

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Forbearance - 2 articles
Getting It Half-Right
What's worth celebrating in Gods and Generals—and what's not

Letters

Forethought - 1 articles
God's Astounding Laws of Nature
"I like to think of God as developing his skills, said Dr. Paul Brand"


Generosity - 45 articles
In Praise of Anonymity

Helping People Give With Joy

Ministry to Deep-Pocket Donors

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Gentleness - 1 articles
Church Mourns 'Father Frank'
Fond memories comfort those who knew retired priest killed in World Trade Center attack.


Godliness - 4 articles
Just War in Iraq
Sometimes going to war is the charitable thing to do

Citius, Altius, Sanctus
The modern Olympics, though hardly Christian, hail from an era when athleticism was next to godliness.

Classic & Contemporary Excerpts
Classic and contemporary excerpts on beauty, prayer, and loving God
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Goodness - 16 articles
Sin and Evil
Quotations to stir heart and mind.

A Politics of Gratitude
Stop whining, count your blessings, and love your global neighbors.

Citius, Altius, Sanctus
The modern Olympics, though hardly Christian, hail from an era when athleticism was next to godliness.

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Gratitude - 20 articles
Now That I'm a Grown-Up
God's Mirth Roaring in Our Veins
Recruiting Volunteers

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Heroes - 26 articles
Baptism + Fire
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.

A Practical Romantic
The films of Douglas Fairbanks.

Your Chip Is Showing
Four recent films show a battle for control among men, women, and machines.

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Holiness - 87 articles
Baptism + Fire
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.

Wind of Terror, Wind of Glory
We cannot know God's majesty without his terrible holiness.

Perils of the Professionally Holy

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Holiness, human - 9 articles
Perils of the Professionally Holy

The Tension
"Being Holy, Being Human"

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Honesty - 106 articles
Weighing Character

Victory Out of Defeat
How to Give an Honest Invitation

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Humility - 138 articles
The Ministry of Small Talk

When Backward Is Forward
Christmas may be the best argument against genetic enhancement.

Word Become Flesh
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind

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Imitation of Christ - 8 articles
The Long View: Why I Don't Imitate Christ
The Christian life is not a game of Simon says.

Ten Movies That Made My 2000
Film Forum's Steve Lansingh shares what he learned at the movies this year.

Sacrifice at Sea
The story that wasn't in James Cameron's Titanic.

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Initiative - 5 articles
Leading Indicators

Spiritual Healthcare Reform
Rediscovering our pastoral vocation and the Cure of Souls.

Recommitted To Committees

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Inner person - 2 articles
Working with Your Emotional Type

The Two Eliots
To all appearance, a biographer writes, "Eliot was conventional, mild, decorous, yet the hidden character was daring and savage."


Integrity - 131 articles
The Search for Redemption
Confession without remorse.

Pondering a Divorce
Some United Methodists think their differences are irreconcilable.

Now That I'm a Grown-Up
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Kindness - 18 articles
In Praise of Anonymity

Does Everyone in This Room Believe in Demons?
A sociologist's surprising encounter with fundamentalism.

Keeping Enemies Close
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Loyalty - 23 articles
Sin and Evil
Quotations to stir heart and mind.

Those Exceptional Edwards Women
Jonathan spent his life surrounded by beautiful women, and it showed.

Galileo's Spiritual Director

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Meekness - 3 articles
Classical Ear-Training
What the church fathers heard in Homer and Virgil tuned them to the harmonies of Scripture

Oswald and Aidan
How an English king and a Scottish bishop teamed up to spread the gospel.

The Moravians and John Wesley

Moderation - 7 articles
Southern Baptist Leaders Lament Funding Cuts
Texas board's action to reduce funding called 'bad for common missions causes'

A Little Wine for the Soul?
The Bible says drunkenness is a sin (Galatians 5:21). But is occasional social drinking OK for Christians?

Amassed Media: The Drink Debate
What Christian leaders past and present have said about social drinking—and where to find them online.

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Motivation - 123 articles
How to Lead and Feed

Maintaining Momentum

New Fuel Source
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Name, reputation - 5 articles
In Need of a Good Reputation

Like a Good Neighbor
Six keys to improve your church's reputation within the community.

Higher Education: Eagles, Crusaders, and Trolls—Oh My!
Christian colleges rethink sports mascots.

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Obedience - 80 articles
Discipleship
Quotations to stir heart and mind

Listening Servant
Playing Hurt
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Optimism - 6 articles
Making the Small Church Visitor-Friendly

Climate Control: Conditions of a Growing Church

More Oxygen to the Flame

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Passion, motivational - 34 articles
Staying in the Loop
Essays on Christian Character

Night Dialogues

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Passion, spiritual - 46 articles
Staying in the Loop
Essays on Christian Character

Night Dialogues

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Patience - 49 articles
The Apocalyptic Pastor

The First Year

Helping Your Family Enjoy Ministry

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Penitence - 3 articles
Birth of a Troubled Conscience
A Christian Science upbringing. A shameful wartime act.

Patrick and Celtic Christianity: Did You Know?
HOW DOES UNCTION FUNCTION


Perseverance - 114 articles
Can I Let On That I'm Down?
I Need Rest and Refreshment
The Unbounded Affliction
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Persistence - 9 articles
Long Obedience
Resolved: Conventions Are Hell
Ten truths that can help reformers survive (and thrive) at annual denominational meetings

Kingdom Prodigy
How an 8-year-old girl from Georgia began a community program that has fed thousands.

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Prudence - 5 articles
Discerning the People You Lead

A Discerning Spirit
Making good choices in an era of liturgical change

Going Back to Uncle Tom's Cabin
The book that started the Civil War.

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Purpose - 65 articles
Lashed to the Mast

Q & A: Bobby Welch
President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), on his five-week national bus tour, which ended October 7, to jump-start evangelism in the 16.3-million-member denomination. The SBC has experienced a four-year decline in baptisms.

New Fuel Source
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Quietness - 6 articles
Watering the Garden
A Driven Pastor's Pursuit of God

Scissors in the Sanctuary
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Readiness - 7 articles
When Is a Broken Person Ready to Lead?

REDEEMING THE REHEARSAL
How to transform wedding rehearsals from miserable to meaningful.

THE MINISTER AS MEASTRO
The pastor is more conductor of an orchestra than CEO of a business.

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Reputation - 6 articles
In Need of a Good Reputation

Like a Good Neighbor
Six keys to improve your church's reputation within the community.

My Worst Year in Ministry

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Respect - 52 articles
"Seasons Change, and So Do Pastors"

When You're Not Taken Seriously

Looking for a Dreadlocked Jesus
The author of Dread Jesus talks about the Rastafari call for respect and the many belief structures—Christian and not—inside the movement

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Responsibility - 82 articles
When Backward Is Forward
Christmas may be the best argument against genetic enhancement.

After the Hurricane
Hugo struck my neighbors with terror but not with the fear of God.

Accountability That Makes Sense

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Role models - 36 articles
In Need of a Good Reputation

Serving God Without God
The author of Running on Empty discusses his life in ministry with and without a walk with God.
The Leprosy Doctor
Paul Brand showed how to serve others sacrificially and emerge with joy

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Self-confidence - 11 articles
My Church's inferiority Complex
How one congregation traded the poor little us mindset for new confidence.

Virgil Gulker: Calling a Child by Name
God roams America's public schools looking for us

The Weigh and the Truth
Christian dieting programs—like Gwen Shamblin's Weigh Down Diet—help believers pray off the pounds. But what deeper messages are they sending about faith and fitness?

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Self-image - 63 articles
New Fuel Source
The Ministry of Marriage
Light From an Eight-Watt Ministry
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Self-sacrifice - 28 articles
A Soul of Fire
William Wade Harris - a Liberian activist - left an unsuccessful local ministry to trail across the Ivory Coast. In 18 months, he baptized 100,000 converts.

Going Native
Settling for my way tempts pomos, boomers, in fact, every age group. And it's deadly.

Good Habits
Benedictines, Franciscans, and Dominicans all sought to live by high ideals, but only one order matched Thomas's love for both spirituality and intellect.

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Sensitivity - 34 articles
From Ewww ... to Wow!
What a big difference a small spider made.

Including Non-Christians in Christian Worship

Engaging the Whole Person

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Servanthood - 114 articles
What's a Pastor For?
Finding Your Church's Niche

Letting the Laity Pastor

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Simplicity - 63 articles
Too Much Choice?
On misdiagnosing the problem.

Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

Soul Health
You can't be fruitful if you neglect the Source.

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Steadfastness - 3 articles
Leave Room For God

Standing Firm, Moving Forward
CT founder Billy Graham charts the course for evangelicalism's future.

LETTERS: Graham: Model of Steadfastness

Strength - 45 articles
All-Purpose Pastor
Calling Plays the Players Can Run

Managing to Minister

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Submission - 21 articles
Is Growth a Decision?

Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

Is Christianity Oppressive to Women?
Sometimes our Christian heritage must be overcome, not celebrated.

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Ten Commandments - 100 articles
Christianity Today News Briefs
Booting the Salvation Army, falling giving, and suing for rights.

Supreme Court Will Rule on Ten Commandments Displays
Plus: Catholic bishops challenge Kerry as evangelical theologians criticize Bush, 110 Iraqi Christians killed, and other stories from online sources around the world.

The Evangelical Voting Gap
Plus: Bishop responds to pagan priests story, Godless EU constitution signed, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Tenacity - 3 articles
Ministries of Mercy: Mother Teresa
She stirred a generation by touching the untouchables.

Hudson Taylor and Missions to China: A Gallery of Gritty Pioneers
Six missionaries whose tenacity changed China

Standing On The Promises
Former CT editors Carl Henry and Kenneth Kantzer evaluate evangelicalism in light of its twentieth-century developments.

Truthfulness - 2 articles
Classic & Contemporary Excerpts
CONTENDING FOR THE TRUTH...IN CHURCH PUBLICITY
When you tell others about your church, is honesty the best policy?


Unselfishness - 1 articles
REFLECTIONS

Uprightness - 1 articles
Excerpts from the Life of Jonathan Edwards


Urgency - 5 articles
The Apocalyptic Pastor

Feeling Good About the Non-Urgent

Feeling Good about the Non-Urgent

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Values - 121 articles
Grace's Third Way

Wooing the Faithful
President Bush needs evangelicals more than ever, but it's unclear how badly they want him for another four years.

Court Guts Porn Law
Activists promote other methods

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Victorious living - 3 articles
A Hunger For Holiness
East Africa's second generation Christians faced that age-old spiritual problem - dullness of hearts. Simeon Nsibambi's message of a victorious life sparked a revival that continues today.

Letters
A Wretch Like Me


Vigilance - 2 articles
Inquiry Calls for 'Vigilance' to Prevent Child Abuse
"British recommendations want police check on all clergy, dismissal of offenders."

To Illustrate. . .

Virtue - 41 articles
The Search for Redemption
Confession without remorse.

Essays on Christian Character

Democratic Piety
Jeffrey Stout reinvigorates the debate over religion in the public square.

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Vulnerability - 58 articles
Dropping the Mask
When I blow it, I let my church know it. And they respect me for it.

Reaching the "Happy-Thinking Pagan"

Can I Let On That I'm Down?
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Wakefulness - 3 articles
Hostage Vigil: Families of Hostage Couple Wait
Men's prayer group for Burnhams perseveres six days a week.

A Wake-Up Call to Become Global Christians
"The deadly attacks on America will provoke many responses, but Christians are commanded to love our neighbors."

WHEN SLEEP WON'T COME


Watchfulness - 3 articles
Holding This Fort
Why I Walked
Sometimes loving a denomination requires you to fight

With God on Our Side?
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.


Will - 9 articles
Is Growth a Decision?

The Wisest Radical of Them All
Two Views of Lincoln

Quotations to Stir Mind and Heart
In a consumer society, there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addictions and the prisoners of envy

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Will, human - 5 articles
Is Growth a Decision?

Andy Crouch: A Testimony in Reverse
I have discovered how inconvenient it can be when God actually does speak.

Sproul on the Will
This influential Calvinist's account of the free-will problem would have profited from a stronger reading of Calvin.
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Wisdom - 108 articles
Word Become Flesh
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind

Salt-and-Pepper Politics
Choosing between candidates whose consciences are too clean.

Listening Servant
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