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Machiavelli: ‘Jesus Was a Nice Guy Who Finished Last’

Niccolò Machiavelli was a Renaissance era philosopher, politician, and writer. His writings greatly influenced modern political science. The following ...


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When God’s Hand Is Invisible

Sandra McCracken writes in CT magazine:

A few years ago, I sat on the front porch of an old farmhouse in Vermont … with two friends. Above us, at ...

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Sheriff Roasted on Twitter for Puzzling Boulder Description

In late January, a nondescript Twitter account for the local sheriff’s office started receiving attention from around the nation after it issued ...


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Our Hope Hinges on Easter

Rick Warren, the pastor of Saddleback Church and the author of The Purpose Driven Life, together with his wife, Kay, went through a devastating loss when ...


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Augustine on Christmas

Our Lord came down from life to suffer death; the Bread came down, to hunger; the Way came down, on the way to weariness; the Fount came down, to thirst. —Augustine, ...


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Baron Von Hugel on Mystery

"The deeper we get into reality, the more numerous will be the questions we cannot answer."

—Author and theologian Baron Von Hugel (1852-1925)


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Jesus Cannot Be Domesticated

"Much of the history of Christianity has been devoted to domesticating Jesus—to reducing that elusive, enigmatic, paradoxical person to dimensions we ...


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Discipline Is the Price of Freedom
We have not advanced very far in our spiritual lives if we have not encountered the basic paradox of freedom, to the effect that we are most free when ...

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Limits of Theology

Respect for differing views...provides some defense against the natural desire to probe incessantly the mystery of the gospel. (There are those who would ...


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Peace and Security

Peace is the opposite of security.


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