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3 Things to Think About Death in a Culture That Refuses to Talk About It

We don’t like to think about death in our culture—period. I can’t remember the last time I drove by a graveyard. That’s pretty telling.

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Be Optimistic, and Smile!

Self-help prescriptions to “be optimistic” when you’re feeling down, “smile!” when you’re feeling sad, and “turn that frown upside down” in the end do not help us...

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How to Measure Success

“It is not your business to succeed (no one can be sure of that), but to do right. When you have done so, the rest...

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6 Reasons Why Porn Is Not Harmless

There is a myth that porn is harmless. “It’s just a few consenting adults doing what they want with their own bodies,” the thinking goes....

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Gun Control and Jesus

Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino, Orlando—these places and others now trigger in our memories images of helplessness, terror, and pain. Is gun control the solution? 

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5 Ways to Love God with Your Mind

Some people think that the test of any religion is whether it is practical. For a Christian, it is important that Christianity is true. 

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4 Purposes for Which God Created You

Since the one God is three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—God did not need to create us. Still, God had a purpose...

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Should You Care About What Other People Think?

It’s your life; you can live it however you want, right?

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The Spirituality Nobody Wants

The word “spirituality” tends to sound like something radical. Ordinary spirituality seems like a compromise...

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3 Ways We Experience Holiness

How do we come to experience holiness in our own lives?