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Easter Vocation: I Have Seen the Lord

What do you do when your dreams die? The very dreams that have been shaped by your glimpses of God and of life abundant, the dreams that have given meaning and purpose to your identity—what do you do then? And … more »

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For the Sake of the World: A Lenten Meditation

“Is it possible to live in Washington DC, and have a contemplative life?” more »

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A Life Worth Living

“It would have been better if I’d never been born at all” – George Bailey George Bailey’s iconic utterance, stands as a denial of his greatest gift, his life. His contemplation of suicide is a dismissal of his vocation, especially … more »

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The Child who would be King: Reflections on Art and Beauty

“Concepts create idols; wonder understands anything” -St. Gregory of Nyssa more »

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Sounds of Christmas: An Interview with Wen Reagan

Wen Reagan is a doctoral candidate at Duke University where he is finishing a dissertation on the cultural history of contemporary worship music in America. He also serves as the music director at Christ Community Church in Chapel Hill, NC … more »

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I Won’t Play My Drum for Him!

It’s the Christmas season, and each year for me that guarantees at least three things–familiar sounds, longing, and a tradition. The first guarantee of the season is that I release into the airwaves the music that is held for just … more »

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Benefit of the Doubt: An Interview with Greg Boyd

Gregory Boyd is Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church and President of ReKnew. We talked about his recent book Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty. This conversation has been edited for print. Adam Joyce: Tell me about why … more »

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He is Our Peace

The twentieth century gave us some striking examples of what it means to be at peace: 1919; 1945; 1969. At the Versailles Conference in 1919 the Allied powers decided peace meant defeating Germany and then keeping it in a straitjacket … more »

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In Search of Deep Faith

“A Pilgrim’s Progress for the 21st-Century?” I wrote that this summer after reading the manuscript of In Search of Deep Faith: A Pilgrimage into the Beauty Goodness and Heart of Christianity by Jim Belcher (IVP, 2013). The publisher asked me … more »

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The Art of Good Questions

In a recent interview late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien and musician Jack White discussed how their Catholic upbringings shaped how they accept praise. This topic quickly gave way to White discussing the importance of questioning one’s beliefs. He said … more »

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