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The Despair of William Cowper

William Cowper (1731-1800)

Despite recurring mental illness, he wrote hymns on God's providence.

William Cowper's poetic achievements are remarkable ...

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In Death We Are All the Same

David Seamands ends his book Healing Grace with this story: For more than six hundred years the Hapsburgs exercised political power in Europe. When Emperor ...

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More Important than Basketball

Basketball player Mark Price said:

I've always been the kind of person who leaves the game on the court. ... I try to come home and let my wife know ...

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The Advantage of Marriage

There's something really great about waking up and knowing somebody loves you and that you love somebody. I know that sounds gooey, but it's true. ...

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Rob Mouw: Redefining Victory

"Dear Rob," begins the hand-scrawled letter, "I read Bob Greene's wonderful column about you. I love sports and true sportsmen. My ...

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The Limitations of Celebrity

As far as I can remember, being a celebrity has never helped me make a good picture, ... or command the obedience of my daughter, or impress my wife. ...

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A Humanist's Lament

Not long before she died in 1988, in a moment of surprising candour on television, Marghanita Laski, one of our best-known secular humanists and novelists, ...

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Failure or Opportunity?

Somebody asked Winston Churchill one time, "What most prepared you to lead Great Britain through World War II?" For a period of time, Great ...

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Spiritual Poverty of the West

The spiritual poverty of the Western world is much greater than the physical poverty of our people. You in the West have millions of people who suffer ...

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Abraham's Faith

"Martin Luther taught the story of Abraham and Isaac this Way:"

Abraham was told by God that he must sacrifice the son of his old age by a miracle, ...

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