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The evangelical left loses its prophet

Among the vexing aspects of life in a sinful world is the fact that moral qualities are fractured and maldistributed. In other words, we confront persons with bad ideas who are kind, gracious, and principled even as we meet people with good ideas who are rude, unprincipled, and ungracious. This can be both confounding and confusing. At the same tim...

September 5, 2022


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The parable of monkeypox

The World Health Organization has now declared monkeypox to be a "public health emergency of international concern." In the United States, politicians and public health officials warn of a possible new pandemic. Those same officials warn that the case count could rise to 10,000 or more in the United States by fall. But monkeypox is not just a disea...

September 1, 2022

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Television's boundary-smashing pioneer turns 100

Norman Lear reached his 100th birthday this week, happily surrounded by his large family. That's a remarkable achievement, but the real story here is not that Lear turned 100 but that he changed the world. He ranks among the most significant forces of moral change in modern times. He might well have been the most influential liberal figure in Ameri...

August 29, 2022

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