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1. How Should We Respond to COVID-19?

2. A Fundamental Philosophy of Fun

3. I Won’t Be Voting Tonight. Here’s Why.

4. When Leaders Fall

5. How Do We Assess Value in Music?

6. Persecution: What Do You Mean?

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A Defense of Philosophy

A Defense of Philosophy

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2, ESV)  Those who have spent time in the discipline of philosophy often get...

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I See Destiny

I See Destiny

New York City is not all Manhattan—skyscrapers, taxis, and “no sky to be seen.” There is Queens, my big-little borough, with brick apartment buildings decorated in ivy and graffiti, Spanish music wafting through the streets, and roadside vendors. Living in a city...

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The Value of Education for Anabaptist Women

The Value of Education for Anabaptist Women

To be honest, I never intended to go to college. And yet, I am currently in the end of my junior year in my quest for an English B.A. My journey to reach this point involved more than stressful finals or scholarship applications. It also contained truth-seeking...

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When Leaders Fall

When Leaders Fall

I hit enter and sat in disbelief as the headlines flashed on the screen. I quickly opened the first several links with a terrible sinking feeling in my stomach that dropped deeper than the floor. “No! Not another one!” the string of words kept racing through my head....

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Singleness

Singleness

Why does the New Testament lift up singleness as a noble calling? How can we value singlehood in a conservative culture that lifts up marriage and biological family so highly?  The book of Genesis opens with a man living alone and God declaring it “not good” (Gen...

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How Do We Relate to Others in Music?

How Do We Relate to Others in Music?

As I draw my music series to a close (for now), I’d like to focus on how we should relate to each other in our music. It’s important to develop in our individual understanding, but it’s perhaps equally crucial to know how to apply this in our interaction with others....

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Pornography and Prostitution

Pornography and Prostitution

Pornography and Prostitution: a backstreet brothel, a locked bedroom door, and the link between the two. It is easy to shake our heads at a problem, briefly pray for someone, or impersonally support an organization when we can stay emotionally disconnected. We give...

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How to Become an Important Part of Your Church

How to Become an Important Part of Your Church

It’s a common thing for church people to feel underappreciated. Many friends I’ve talked to in the last year have complained about not getting enough chances to use their potential in the church. “Elijah, the leaders just don’t care about raising up potential,” they...

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I Won’t Be Voting Tonight. Here’s Why.

I Won’t Be Voting Tonight. Here’s Why.

The 2020 election is a big deal. It’s the most important election in American history, just like every other election. American democracy is resilient; we’ve survived moments of terror that turned out to be nothing. Remember all the people that moved to Canada when...

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How Do We Assess Value in Music?

How Do We Assess Value in Music?

If you’ve been reading my music series, I started by contending that we should be talking about music, then wrote a second post explaining why I think musical style matters. Now I’d like to share some of what has helped me in forming my own values in music.  We begin...

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