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An Event in Autumn

Monday, September 1st, 2014

By JOHN WILSON

The last volume in Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series left readers all over the world—readers in the millions—feeling rather desolate, for a time at least. That book, The Troubled Man, not only brought the series to an end—sufficient cause for brooding on the transitory nature of all human things—but pitilessly documented Wallander’s decline into the far depths of dementia. (When I read The Troubled Man, my dear mother—who died in June 2013, at the age of ninety—was herself in that condition.)

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Family

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Yo don’t just marry a person; you marry a family. And that family can tell you a lot about the person you think you’re marrying.

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Mortal

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

President Obama never misses an opportunity to play smash-mouth politics with John Boehner and the mostly feckless Republicans: doing an end-run around their constitutional responsibilities as a co-equal branch of the federal government; stonewalling their legitimate investigations; lying about their motives and aims; and so on. As far as the president is concerned, they are mortal enemies, and he’ll pursue victory by any means necessary.

Yet when a real mortal enemy shows up, such as ISIS, he doesn’t have a strategy?

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Deserve

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

If the guy somehow communicates that you don’t deserve him, drop him … today. If he somehow communicates that he doesn’t deserve you, keep him … at least for today.

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When Trouble Comes

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Phil Ryken delivered a wonderful chapel message at Wheaton College this week. If you’re in deep spiritual waters right now, it may just be your life preserver.

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Hurt

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Sometimes anger is a mask for deep hurt. When the emotion finally is removed, the pain takes over.

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On the Radio: A Call for Moral Rearmament

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Moody Radio Florida is re-airing a portion of my chat with John Blok that originally was recorded back in January 2010, related to my column, “A Call for Moral Rearmament.” A link to the article is below.

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Islamic march in British town shocks woman who grew up there

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

You’re walking down the street in a town you grew up in. A town which has seen a large immigration over the years, resulting in a strong Islamic presence.

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Gray

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Just because your hair has turned gray doesn’t make you wise.

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The Wrong Kind of Christian

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

By Tish Harrison Warren

I thought a winsome faith would win Christians a place at Vanderbilt’s table. I was wrong.

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