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Augustine the Lover: Sarah Ruden’s New Translation of “Confessions”

A generous sprinkling of excerpts from a new translation of this Christian classic, in hopes you will “pick up and read.”

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How the Beatitudes Invite You to Experience True Human Flourishing

Jesus is offering and inviting his hearers into the way of being in the world that will result in their true and full flourishing now and in the age to come.

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White Brothers and Sisters, Take Up and Read

If you have a heart for racial reconciliation and a posture of learning, then apply yourself to this massively complex subject where the world needs our gospel witness.

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Why C. S. Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’ Received Bad Reviews

The chronological snobs sneered at Mere Christianity, just like their descendants sneer at traditional Christian beliefs today.

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One Way to Encounter the Great Writers in Church History

I want to read, mark up, and pass this set down to my kids. It’s meant to stand the test of time, just as these books have.

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Steven Curtis Chapman and the Christian Life as a ‘Great Adventure’

An appreciation of the autobiography of one of my favorite singers.

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The Benedict Option: Good Strategy, Bad Posture

Christian mission is oriented toward winning a spiritual battle, not surviving a spiritual siege.

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10 Favorite Reads of 2016

The ten books I most enjoyed reading in 2016.

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‘Books and Culture’ and the Importance of the Magazine

Why I consider my magazine subscriptions to be indispensable for understanding the times, and why you should, too.

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Why “Hillbilly Elegy” Is for More Than Hillbillies

Class distinctions and prejudices can be just as strong as racial bias, and yet often go unnoticed.

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