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Politics Beyond the Presidential Election

Author: Kyle Worley

Many of us could schedule a tweet right now for midnight of Election Day that reads, “Well, this is disappointing.” Regardless of who wins, the country loses. For active citizens, there is nothing more maddening and frustrating than the presidential election because many of us believe that the most influential political decision we will make occurs every fourth November. Indeed, ...

A Life's Worth

Author: Adam GriffinCategory: Culture

In a state far away, a man who looks like me shoots a man who does not. Many who look like the man who was shot organize a public outcry. I’m grieved but I don’t know what to say or do. No one asks me about it. I move on without fear of being shot myself, without hatred toward the shooter and without frustration over a broken system. I move on in relative silence, ignorant of my ...

If We Survive the Night

Author: Mason KingCategory: Theology

I’ve been fiddling with this brush for hours. I’ve washed it four times and still can’t wipe the blood from my mind. For weeks, things have been happening. The water turned. The locusts came. Then the darkness. For three days the sun disappeared. Life has been turned upside down. And now this. Sitting here in the dark of night. She’s been so strong. My wife forced her ...

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