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Why Loving Your Enemy And Loving Your Spouse Are More Similar Than You May Think

At first blush marriage hardly seems like preparation for Christian persecution except as a matter of jest. The disciplines required to kneel in holy witness before an ISIS executioner on a sandy beach hardly seem related to the disciplines required … Continue reading

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Too Many “Little Children” And Not Enough “Fathers” Among Recent Christian Martyrs?

Sophia Jones offers moving tribute to the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS, sharing about their everyday lives before martyrdom. The 21 are described as laborers, gone for months on end, who sent home hard-earned money to feed entire families. They … Continue reading

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A Martyr Is Not A Victim But Also Not A Hero. Instead, The Martyr Is A _____________________

Marc at Bad Catholic wrote the kind of near-perfect blog post last week that I would have cut out and put on my refrigerator if we were still in the newspaper age and if our refrigerator here in Korea wasn’t … Continue reading

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