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Private decisions almost always have public consequences, so we debate these questions online and in the public square. We lob our opinions at one another, convinced that our team has the right answers. In the middle of the chaos, I can’t help but wonder, Are we even asking the right questions?

Political disagreement among Christians is as old as the church itself, and I don’t expect us all to agree on every issue. But whether we are liberal or conservative, the continuity of democracy and peaceful transfer of power is safer than the alternative.

There is a significant difference between martyrdom and heroism. Heroes are celebrated for what they achieve, while martyrs are commemorated for what they symbolize.

Max Lucado reflects on the news that Donald Trump has COVID-19 along with other concerns facing the country. Lucado urges that as we are processing the news that we should respond with faith and not fear.

An American president — of a certain age, with mitigating health factors — falls prey to the most serious public health crisis in the last century. Because he won’t admit its severity. Because he has mocked every reasonable deterrent.

For any journalist, covering the president and vice-president is an honor. It was only later, when I heard of the president’s positive COVID test, that the honor turned into concern for my health.

Author D.L. Mayfield reflects on her experience of attending an evangelical concert framed as a response to protests against racial injustices.

The 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ voyage to Plymouth will be celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. But until recently, the more troubling aspects to Plymouth and its founding document, the Mayflower Compact, went ignored.

Sunday marked six months since the U.S. declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. We are now in the disillusionment phase as numerous psychological studies are showing increased rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Russell D. Moore writes that civility is often limited to whether or not we agree with the other person. He adds he is repelled by the word “civility” because it aspires to too little. We are called not to mere civility, but beyond civility to kindness.