High Spirits

High Spirits

Return to Grace

By From the October 2011 issue

Tim Goeglein, President George W. Bush's prodigal aide, has found redemption.

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Sensitive to the Holy Spirit

By From the September 2011 issue

Two life-changing experiences -- in the public square.

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An Arab Spring Model

By From the July/August 2011 issue

Abu Dhabi is a calm crossroads of Arabia. It's not Utopia, but it works.

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The Dark Side of the Arab Spring

By From the June 2011 issue

It has fast become a winter of discontent for Christians and other religious minorities -- even in Iraq.

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Working One’s Faith

By From the May 2011 issue

Championing the idea that it is possible to be just as influential a Christian leader in the workplace as in the pulpit.

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My Daughter’s Sikh Wedding

By From the April 2011 issue

Fortunately (from a new father-in-law's point of view), media portrayals of the Sikhs are false and terribly unfair.

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The Greatest Book in the English Language

By From the March 2011 issue

The King James Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary this year.

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A Grateful Heart

By From the February 2011 issue

Americans are profuse in their politeness of thanking everyone for everything. But there's more to it than that.

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Hear, Hear

By From the December 2010 - January 2011 issue

Examination of conscience is always a challenging task -- no less so when the issue is the Afghanistan war.

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A Christian Statesman

By From the November 2010 issue

A papal journey, even to the most secular of countries, sure gets people talking, thinking, and arguing about religion. My on-the-spot research for this column began in Scotland on the day Benedict XVI arrived for the first state visit of a pope to Britain since the Reformation.

As I watched his Popemobile progress through the streets of Edinburgh, the noises off included Protestant troublemakers in the crowd chanting "down with old red socks" and "Nope to the pope," while Richard Dawkins on the radio was advising His Holiness, "Go home to your tin pot Mussolini-concocted principality and don't come back." But aside from such occasional rudeness, the general public's response to the pope was increasingly receptive. He made a deep impact with a series of challenging speeches delivered against the setting of Britain's most historic buildings yet aimed at a far wider international audience.