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Krieg Barrie

Surrendering to the state

When state officials demanded U.S. foster agencies place children with same-sex couples, Catholic agencies refused. The largest evangelical agency did not.

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Houses divided

Hong Kong pastors walk a fine line between members who support protests and members who support police

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Pitched battles

Americans fight their demons and dragons in baseball, society, and politics

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Call the doula

An unplanned pregnancy in high school gave volunteer doula Tammy Stevens compassion for young women in similar circumstances

Illustration by Krieg Barrie, photo by OcusFocus/iStock

Digital life after death

Few people are prepared emotionally or practically for handling social media and other digital accounts after a loved one dies

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A cruel withdrawal

The departure of U.S. forces from Syria allows Turkish forces to target civilians with atrocities—even during a U.S.-brokered cease-fire