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How The Psalms Made Folk Music

“Along with being God’s perfect word, the hymnbook of the Bible is an unparalleled artistic achievement that has not only transformed the Church but the entirety of Western music and culture.”

Why I Won’t Encourage My Kids to Play Football

“Were my boys ever to ask me if they could sign up, I must admit that I’d probably do my best to dissuade them.”

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Three Things to Think About Before Using Headphones in Public

“In today’s world, new innovations come along so often that we hardly have time to keep track of them, much less integrate them thoughtfully into our lives.”

Saving the Redshirts in ‘Star Trek into Darkness’

“Star Trek Into Darkness, however, comes closer than its predecessor to demonstrating a respect for the dignity of each individual life.”

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“Most Dudes Are Weird and I Pity Them”: Dating Advice for Actual Christian Guys

“The fact that you are burning with desire can cloud your brain and cause you to forget that the woman you hope to pursue is a human being and not simply made as an object of your desire.”

Mixed Signals: Abused Goddesses Expose Violence in India

A campaign featuring bruised and bloodied Hindu goddesses could be one means God uses to grant grace to women in India.

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A Videogame about Cancer, God, and Hope

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