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Pew: Sunday Regulars Are Happier and Healthier

During his sabbatical at the end of last year, Chance the Rapper quit smoking while studying Scripture. “I feel really good right now, thank u Father,” he wrote on Instagram, where he shared passages of Scripture and counted days gone by without another cigarette. The Chicago native, who has become …

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Should Christians Quote Muhammad?

Christians breathed a sigh of relief last October when Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five on death row, of blasphemy charges against Islam. What many might not have noticed was the Islamic rationale. Whether or not she spoke against Muhammad, Bibi was insulted first as …

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Abolitionism at the Tipping Point

During International Justice Mission’s earliest days, founder Gary Haugen was parked in front of a Safeway grocery store one evening crying, worried that his fledgling nonprofit would not make payroll for its half-dozen employees. “This is how the dream dies,” he told himself, before phoning some friends for extra gifts …

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Can Anger at God Be Righteous?

After I was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, I returned to the Book of Psalms anew. I started to pray with psalms that I had merely read before or had skipped altogether. While I was receiving intense chemo, a seminary student told me he was praying Psalm 102 for …

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Why Human Dignity is a Gospel Issue

I am always amazed when I read the story of Jesus healing a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhagic condition for 12 years. You probably remember the story because, well, Jesus healed her by accident: believing that if she touched him she would be healed, the woman crept behind …

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