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Guaranteed Grace

By Andrew | February 15, 2018

Grace is the activity of God in our lives and in the life of the world. Grace is the way we talk about a God who intervenes. Grace is the way we know that God will never leave us alone. Grace is the guarantee of transformation from Him who knows us better than we know…

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Bogey in the Big 80’s

By Andrew | January 11, 2018

The Netflix original series Stranger Things, which debuted in 2016, is an unapologetic homage to ’80s weirdness and goodness. Moreover, it is a fairy tale. And as G.K. Chesterton says, “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the…

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World without end: Transhumanism and the eternal

By Andrew | January 11, 2018

I have recently tasted a luscious fruit of modernity for the first time in my life: surgery. It was a simple matter that required less than 30 minutes of my doctor’s time; but what a revolution for me. When I awoke from my first experience of anesthesia, I was missing an impacted wisdom tooth that…

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Justice Neil Gorsuch and the Episcopal Church

By Andrew | November 8, 2017

The Episcopal Church is still a reasonable place to be an ideological conservative. Likewise, it is a place to cultivate humility. It is the radicals and activists who, rightly or wrongly, dive out into the open sea looking to be thrown a lifeline. A conservative prepares for a long exile, no doubt accompanied by a…

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Review: The Benedict Option

By Andrew | November 8, 2017

Rod Dreher’s writings were a breath of fresh air when I first encountered them. I saw something of my family life in his “crunchy cons.” We homeschool. We don’t have cable. We eat organic food. We pray together. I pastor a small but growing congregation that is already something of a world within a world.…

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Big Imagination, Big Truth

By Andrew | November 8, 2017

At a small weeknight service at my church a few years ago, I accidentally revealed that there was no Santa Claus. Well, most people already knew. But there was one young man, my acolyte, who didn’t. He was the only person under the age of 30 in the room, and it didn’t occur to me…

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Beauty in Continuity

By Andrew | November 8, 2017

Beauty in continuity is the biblical vision of God’s design for us. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep” (Gen. 1:1-2). Our God, who creates out of nothing, orders his work into beauty that reflects his…

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Review: The Vision of the Soul

By Andrew | November 8, 2017

Beyond partisan rhetoric there remains a widespread longing for excellence in society. And no one has articulated how this will to conserve operates better than Plato. Even as we innovate to our peril, we remain generally humble before the sacred task of maintaining and passing on what we have inherited. Wilson reminds us that even…

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