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Easter heroism

Faith & Inspiration | How many great stories did the greatest history launch?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/28/19, 03:38 pm

Christians know why Jesus had to die. Substitutionary atonement. Propitiation for sin. Payment for the debt we have incurred through willful disobedience.

Read just about any book of the New Testament and you’ll find plenty of Biblical backing for these concepts. For example, 1 Peter 2:24 tells us, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”

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Words to the wise

Faith & Inspiration | Christian journalism—and Christian conversation—can sometimes be painful, but Proverbs offers a template for words that heal
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/15/19, 04:08 pm

One of the most memorable emails I’ve received in my work as a journalist was from someone unhappy about a story I wrote on climate change. The reader was blunt. “I can’t decide,” he wrote, “whether you’re evil—or an idiot.” 

I confess I was more amused than angered by this email. And we ended up having a cordial exchange when I responded to the reader’s concerns. In the end, he told me he had decided I wasn’t evil—probably just an idiot—but only in the classic sense of the word, which means “uninformed.”

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Krieg Barrie

A hometown trip

Religion | I had a purpose for it, but God had a different one
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/28/19, 02:41 pm

Last week I drove six hours to my hometown to convert my elderly aunt and to get an éclair from Wright’s Farm. I accomplished the latter, am uncertain about the former. It was a single sentence in our pastor’s sermon that broke my mental stalemate about the wisdom of such a trip: “Take a risk,” he said. 

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