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We’re Misreading the Bible on LazinessSubscriber Access Only
Scripture warns against sloth—and against using it to explain away oppression.
Why Niceness Weakens Our Witness
I can’t follow Christ and also succeed at being nice.
The Devil Lives in the Mirror
Demonic lies hide as truth. They also lurk close to home.
The Gospel Calls Us to Perfection, Not Perfectionism
Holiness is a hard challenge. The key is surrender, not striving.
Why Character Is Making a Comeback
Character formation isn’t just an individual process, says Anne Snyder. It requires institutions.
Leave Your Righteous Indignation on the Field
Aristotle taught that outrage can be a natural response, but Christ reminds us that it should be rare.
Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice.
Do modern amenities make it tough for us to embody God’s love?
CT Women’s Top 10 Articles of 2018
Why being ‘spiritual’ is never enough, how Kate Bowler experienced Christ in her cancer, and 10 lessons from same-sex abuse inside the church.
This New Year, Build Character
Why it's time to make virtue a priority.
Karen Swallow Prior: Good Books Make Better People
Why history's wisest figures have seen a connection between reading well and living well.
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
One-on-One with Karen Swallow Prior on ‘On Reading Well’
Reading good literature well is in itself a practice of virtue.
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
'Atomic Blonde' Delivers Female Action Without An Action Hero
After seeing the new spy thriller, I still don't know what a female action hero looks like.
When It Comes to the Next President, We Need More Than StrengthSubscriber Access Only
From Trump to Clinton, would-be leaders promise authority without vulnerability.
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Measuring What Matters: The Challenge of Church Metrics
Accurate church metrics are helpful. But we should never fool ourselves into thinking we can measure the immeasurable.
David Brooks: We Need to Start Talking about Sin and Righteousness AgainSubscriber Access Only
The New York Times columnist asks what it takes to build character in a 'Big Me' culture.
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The Moral Stakes of Everyday LifeSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'The Road to Character.'
The Dumbing-Down of BraveSubscriber Access Only
Real courage is more than a cute catchphrase.
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining Denominations
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining DenominationsSubscriber Access Only
The 2020 project shows shifting complexity of organized religion.
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