Fierce Convictions

by Karen Swallow Prior

Why should our deepest beliefs compel us to action? Maya Angelou called courage the most important of virtues. Lesser-known but equally influential in her age is Hannah More, poet, abolitionist, and reformer from the 1800s. Like Angelou, More's extraordinary legacy...

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Defining Love

by Father Bruno Shah

How ought we think about love? The most fundamental of virtues, the term has come to be maligned as an equal to "sex". In our cultural moment, we are told to "love" everyone-an attempt to demean the word to a...

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by Gabe Lyons

Over the last year, headlines and media images show Christians around the world suffering tremendous sacrifice because of their faith. C.S. Lewis once said, "courage is the form of every virtue at its testing point." In unprecedented times and...

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by Sheryl Eberly

Some say that manners are a social kindness, while others agree with French novelist Honore de Balzac that "manners are the hypocrisy of a nation." But what do our social rituals really say about us? In an age in which...

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Humility in the Time of “Me”

by David Brooks

Over the past half century, America has moved from a culture of self-effacement to a culture of self-expression: think Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. A recent TIME magazine cover called out the "Me, Me, Me Generation" and the ways today's culture...

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