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Keeping the light on

Faith & Inspiration | Christians must resist the pressure to approve of sexual sin
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/28/16, 01:00 am

The scene: An antebellum mansion serving as a Christian retreat house in the semi-countryside. A small staff and 15 other sojourners, all singles and mostly in their 20s, who had come for a longer stay as students, some local, some less local, one from Canada and one from the Netherlands.

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A tent peg in stubborn soil

Faith & Inspiration | Though blown and battered, the church of God will hold secure
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

Rod Dreher, a writer and editor at The American Conservative, is looking into the future and doesn’t like what he sees. “The Coming Christian Collapse” names three trends that will spell doom for the church in America unless—well, Dreher sees no “unless.” We’re doomed.

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What will not kill you

Faith & Inspiration | We can survive suffering but not sin
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/11/16, 07:36 pm

My grandfather couldn’t afford private school for all five children so he bartered with Mount Saint Charles Academy to deliver free bottled water from his spring in exchange for enrolling my father. The only problem was that my father was fresh out of the second grade, and classes at the school began in the fifth grade. My dad scraped by with a charitable 61 average the first year, flunked and was held back the second year, and did fine the third year. “How were things in the school yard with all those older kids?” I asked. “Oh, I got by,” he said, brushing off the question.

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