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For the Peace of Jerusalem

Kaji Douša

In the din and danger of the First World War, Sir Hubert Parry was charged with writing a new song.


Quinn G. Caldwell

It's a good time of year for stargazing, assuming you're in the northern hemisphere (if you're in the southern hemisphere: Hi!  We love you from up here!).

Armor for Advent Times

Emily C. Heath

I don't like the image of militarized Christians much, and I never want to encourage the idea of Crusades-like armies.

Holy No

Matt Laney

In college, I wanted to be an actor.

Two Sons

Molly Baskette

My children are growing up to have all my same preferences and prejudices, just like I planned.

The Time is Ripe

Vince Amlin

As I write this (months before you will read it), it's hard to conjure up the sights and sounds of December.

Stand Down

Mary Luti

Jobs that require you to do nothing but look are really hard: cops on stakeouts, soldiers on watch, TSA agents scanning carry-ons hour after hour.

In the Meantime

Kenneth L. Samuel

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were no gap between our prayer petitions and the granting of our prayer petitions?

Who Are You?

Vicki Kemper

How often, when standing at the crossroads of hope and fear, have you let your cold feet keep to the safest path?

Watch Out

Kaji Douŝa

In Season 3 of the Coen Brothers' series Fargo, the chief villain says, "The problem is not that there is evil in the world. The problem is that there is good. Because, otherwise, who would care?"