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Why Protestants Should Learn to Appreciate the Saints
Why Protestants Should Learn to Appreciate the Saints

By: Agnes Howard
Since Martin Luther, Protestants have excoriated the saints, focusing on abuses such as devotion verging on idolatry. But one Lutheran theologian says those abuses should not rule out appreciating the saints.

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3 Reforms in Wake of Pope Francis' U.S. Visit
3 Reforms in Wake of Pope Francis' U.S. Visit

By: Agnes Howard
Coming by way of Cuba, Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. might remind us of the shared historical experience of our nation and those Spanish-speaking lands south of the border.

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Ultrasound Images and How We See the Fetus
Ultrasound Images and How We See the Fetus

By: Agnes Howard
The same ultrasound that allows parents to recognize their developing child allows healthcare providers to terminate a pregnancy. We've become fluent in describing the same thing in different contexts.

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After Boston Bombing, Could Execution Sermon Heal?
After Boston Bombing, Could Execution Sermon Heal?

By: Agnes Howard
Discussions about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sentencing abound in Massachusetts, which renounced the death penalty in 1984. What might be needed is not an execution, but an execution sermon.

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Lenten Fast Like Juice Cleanse of Spiritual Toxins
Lenten Fast Like Juice Cleanse of Spiritual Toxins

By: Agnes Howard
The New Year's barrage of juice-cleanse ads promises atonement for holiday indulgence. Similarly, a Lenten fast helps you reflect on spiritual poisons you need to cleanse from your system.

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How You Can Live in Terrible Times
How You Can Live in Terrible Times

By: Agnes Howard
Christians beheaded in Libya. Artifacts smashed in Iraq. Jihadists in Brooklyn. The news seems so terrible lately, but we can't shelter ourselves from what is going on in the world.

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Snapping Selfies Much Easier Than Knowing Self
Snapping Selfies Much Easier Than Knowing Self
By: Agnes Howard
Snapping and sharing a selfie on your smartphone is all the rage, but those quick self-portraits don't reveal the true self. They're just masks for who we want people to think we are.
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