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A Blog Series on Contraception Illustrates What’s Broken in the Blogosphere…and How We Might Begin t...

If we wish to nurture writing that helps us ask and grapple with answers to the most difficult and necessary questions facing human beings, we must come up with other ways to compensate the writers willing to ask them, particularly as those writers mus...

Easter is an Invitation to Believe the Better Story

Without the bright light of the resurrection, I would always believe the sadder stories. They are, after all, so much more common.

Why We Need the Resurrection

The resurrection isn't so much something that we believe in, or don't. The resurrection is something God invites us to come and see—and then to live.

Natural Family Planning Isn’t the Only Ethical Option for Christians: Why I Chose an IUD

As I cradled my third newborn in his first hours of life, I was seized by a single, overwhelming thought: Never again. I could not possibly have another baby. My “never again” was more than a wearily satisfied observation that our family now felt complete. My “never again” was a desperate plea, tinged with panic, [Read More...]

Why “What Would Jesus Do?” Isn’t Exactly the Right Question

In college, my favorite professor assigned Charles Sheldon’s 1896 classic In His Steps when we were covering the Social Gospel in an American religious history class. In His Steps is a novel about a minister in an East Coast town who, after being shamed by his own failure to respond compassionately to a jobless wanderer, [Read More...]

Finding Common Ground on Abortion: An Interview with Charles Camosy

Guest post by Karen Swallow Prior Note from EPD: This is the transcript of an interview conducted by my friend and colleague Karen Swallow Prior, professor of literature at Liberty University and author most recently of Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More – Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist, with Charles Camosy, author of a groundbreaking new book [Read More...]

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