What’s Next for The Washington Institute

A message from Bill Fullilove, Director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture.  As Steve moves on to this next phase of his own vocational calling at Regent College, I am humbled and honored that he and the … more »

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The Resurrection of Place

Places, like people, can die. Cities die because of purposelessness, but they grow through love and hope. The practice of resurrecting life in a city starts in the heart of God’s people, having a hope for its future. I have experienced the call to … more »

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My Month with C.S. Lewis

Fifty years ago today Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President Kennedy from a warehouse in downtown Dallas, TX. The president’s death shook the nation. For the first time in history we were glued to our television screens as the … more »

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Rediscovering the Joy in Fellowship

This past Monday I was faced with a task so daunting that I was anxiously anticipating it for weeks. I spent nights worrying and days trying to distract myself from the growing dread. But ultimately the day arrived and I … more »

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Draw Us in Backwards

I woke up early that morning: much earlier than I had during the previous few weeks.  The late summer sun shone with a golden crisp that was still warm during the early morning hours. After a quick cup of coffee, … more »

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An Interview with Five Iron Frenzy’s Micah Ortega

Five Iron Frenzy spent eight years making music and capturing the hearts and minds of Christian outsiders: those who felt they didn’t fit with the status quo of their church setting. In 2003, to the dismay of their fans, they … more »

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Where Were You when the World Stopped Turning?

“Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” – Alan Jackson In the middle of a bustling city, the city that never sleeps, there is a small sanctuary. This place is full of deep sorrow and excruciating … more »

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A Review: 101 Secrets for Your Twenties

“Sometimes surviving your 20s is nothing more glamorous than just holding on for dear life on the back of an inner tube like a kid being whipped around by a speedboat.” Thus begins Paul Angone’s book 101 Secrets for your … more »

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The Ground and the Goal of Christian Spirituality

Recently with World Relief in Philadelphia, mention was made in a room of about a hundred people that I had met (very briefly) Mother Teresa some years ago. A few minutes later, a man found me across the crowded room, … more »

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness – it’s a large, abstract, and daunting word if we take time to ponder it. Related words and synonyms given by the Merriam- Webster Dictionary include absolution, pardon, and mercy. Alone, those words could take up entire books, but … more »

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