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The Christian Discipline of Knowing and Doing One's Duty

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The Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My master is takin...

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Fight or Flight? A Psalmic Response to Retreat

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Psalm 13 In the Lord I take refuge;how can you say to my soul,"Flee like a bird to your mountain,for behold, the wicked bend the bow;they have fitted their arrow to the stringto shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;if the foundations are destroyed,what can the righteous do?" The Lord is in his holy templethe Lord's throne is in heaven;his eyes see, his eyelids tes...

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A Crisis of Courage

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Recently it seems that everyone from celebrities to scientists to LCBO workers are being heralded as paragons of courage. But what does it actuallymean to have courage? Merriam-Webster defines courage as the "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty." However this seems like one of those broad definitions that manages to no...

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The Solace of the Ancient

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There is comfort in the proximity of ancient things. If such things have endured for so many years, we reason, why shouldn't they endure for many more? And they may. Old trees, John Prine once said, just grow stronger, and old rivers grow wilder every day. And yet we know that even old trees will at some point become rotten and precarious; and even old rivers have been kn...

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