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The radical demands of the Gospel

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Must Christians choose between pursuing social justice and promoting moral clarity? In the past few decades, we’ve watched as Christianity has moved from a major public force to more of a social outlier. Equally disturbing is the apparent moral divide ...

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Freedom is never free | James T. Draper Jr.

The freedoms we are blessed with in these United States came at a severe cost to those who envisioned it 238 years ago. As members of the Continental Congress in 1776 met in Philadelphia for the most remarkable epoch in ...

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Movies with Max: The church steps up and steps out

As many [people know], Chuck Colson’s twenty-three-year-old grandson Max is autistic. A few months ago Max’s mother, Emily, and Patty Colson took Max to see “Muppets Most Wanted” at a Boston-area theater. After settling themselves into their seats, the previews ...

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What Gethsemane teaches us about suffering

(The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book, “Jesus: A Pilgrimage,” by the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine and the author of many books. This excerpt is taken from the chapter ...

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