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Faith

Picking a Path Towards Progress

Almost two hundred years ago, Charles Dickens penned a prophecy: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of...

It’s Time for the Church to Hold Political Leaders Accountable

In October 2019, a parish priest in South Carolina denied Joe Biden communion over Biden’s support for abortion rights, making national news. Amid the hot takes on whether priests should refuse communion on political grounds, the real question went unasked: Why are we...

Peace in the Midst of Politics

It’s no secret that politics has been growing more contentious, and the events of this year have seriously exacerbated that trend. In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and the tragic murder of George Floyd, our public square is filled with suspicion, vitriol, and...

Desiring Community: A Lesson from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Like many students who attended a Christian college or university, I read Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the first time during my freshman year of college. At the time, I was several weeks into a study away...

The Architecture of Civil Society

In recent years, scholars and policy-makers have shown a renewed interest in civil society. The call to revitalize and empower the mediating institutions that stand between the national government and the individual––from churches to charities to bowling leagues––has...