The Way Forward: The Constantine Strategy Applied

“Never surrender! Never give up!” Perhaps one should not get cultural advice from a science fiction parody, but the advice fits American Christians. We are in a Constantine moment. What does that mean? Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome, faced a nearly impossible political situation. The Roman Empire was in decline, the wealthy Greek East [Read More...]

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Meditations for the First Week of Advent

First Sunday of Advent Sing: O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! Reflect: No matter how much beauty, goodness, and truth we find here, Eternity is in our hearts. We can no [Read More...]

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Gentle Happiness

The world is hurting, but we cannot always be looking outward. I have hurts, death in my family, assorted failures, but I cannot always be looking inward. Instead, following the example of Jesus, I try to go apart. Sometimes the cares follow me, as they did Jesus, but often I can stop and rest. Just now, [Read More...]

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Liberal Arts Education Needs Brave Defenders

Civilization is hard to build and easy to lose. Without courage and conviction, much we now take for granted, peace, relative liberty, and civility will be lost. One mark of the health of a civilization is the value it gives the liberal arts. At every level of education from kindergarten to college, we need the [Read More...]

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These Holy-Days: Brave Enough for Love

This Thanksgiving, this Advent, this Christmas let’s be brave enough for love. Forget mere sappiness: the martyrs in Syria love without a trace of false sentiment. The great cathedrals were built with a love tough enough to sweat and sacrifice over generations to create beauty. Love requires courage. Love can work stone, shape rock, and raise [Read More...]

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Holiday Advice: Dealing with Your Crazy Evangelical Uncle

Evidently giving advice about how to handle the stress of what the Victorians called “social intercourse” with those who do not agree is a thing now. Despite a sneaking suspicion that the number of people actually worried about awkward conversations at dinner is roughly equal to the number of Evangelicals worried about the Starbuck’ red cup [Read More...]

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Great Leaders: Thankful for the Virtues of Seven Women

We need leaders. Talent we can find, but good leaders have talent with character. I have been blessed to be surrounded at all points in my career and education with leaders, listing seven men was difficult enough, but choosing seven women was nearly impossible. Having a mother and a wife who lead made this list [Read More...]

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Great Leaders: Thankful for the Virtues of Seven Men

Leadership is easy to describe as an ideal, but the leader who can say with Saint Paul, “Follow my example” is rare.  Easy enough to list the failures, but better to be thankful for those who, like Paul, are an example of virtuous leadership that pointed me to Jesus. In another place, I list seven women leaders. Here [Read More...]

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Five Horrible Ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner

Times are bad as times often are, yet in the week ahead we will pause in our work and give thanks. Those Americans who can will feast together to celebrate the good things God has given us. Glory to God for all things! Yet for every Rockwell Thanksgiving, every plan that goes well, there will [Read More...]

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Wisdom: The Bishops of Antioch Speak on Syrian Refugees

Here is the official statement: Statement from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America on the Reception of Refugees in the United States in Light of Recent Terrorist Actions around the World Since the tragic terrorist actions in Paris, Beirut, Mali and elsewhere in the past two weeks, there have been polarized reactions to the reception of [Read More...]

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