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Living Out Thanksgiving

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This is the time of year for thanksgiving: we give thanks in one month and give gifts in the next. Yet we all know that this season in reality is more a season of selfishness than selflessness.

Tolkien, Hobbits, and a Free Society

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“The Lord of the Rings” has captivated audiences for over fifty years.  It is not just a story about good overcoming evil, but one about the fragility of freedom. No victory on earth is permanent. Battles are fought and won, but there will be no ultimate victory over evil until the return of Christ. Freedom needs to be both guarded and cultivated. In “The Ho[...]

Power's Deep Magic

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Friedrich Nietzsche once told us that all people secretly wish to maximize their individual power, which comes recurringly into conflict with the individual power-desires of everyone else.

The Effects of Being Unique

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While it’s true that in the aggregate we can get really close to understanding trends, on the individual level, we would be wiser to embrace the unpredictable nature of individual choices and celebrate them as demonstrations of God’s creative design.