Not a priest but a boy thumb dug deep in the bowl grinning as he reaches. “Remember,” he says, “You are dust.” Outside, the snow falls and robins puff against the cold. I remember, as I have every day during this year of praying at home, the year Lent began

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Coming of age in the 1980’s, I was the poster child for American Evangelicalism at every intersection of its emerging influence, including politics and entertainment. Rush Limbaugh provided my political education and Carman (Carmelo Domenic Licciardello) provided the soundtrack. Both of these iconic figures died within a day of each

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I mentioned in a previous post how I had the joy of reading Aesthetics in a redwood forest in the hills near Santa Cruz. It was a great way to pass time as my wife was on a photo walk with a group of photographers. As I was reading, an

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Heath Veuleman’s powerful article “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” got me thinking about so many different things. One of the main issues though ties into some artwork I began working on in 2003. In 2 Peter 1:5-9, Peter gives a recipe for spiritual maturity. But also for this

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The following essay was written by Heath Veuleman. Over the last decade, I have gone through many things where the call to love others is a real challenge. Heath has also had challenges in this area. In this essay, he articulates the importance of true Christian love wonderfully. By Heath

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  “I thought we were the good guys.” Samantha Laruso (Mary Mouser) shares her disillusionment with her dad, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) in the first episode of season three of the Netflix series Cobra Kai. Her hopes and ideals have crashed in flames due to a violent confrontation at her school

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There is a disturbing trend that I have noticed at Christian colleges, a trend which has been confirmed to me by other professors with whom I have spoken. Most faith-based schools rightly view their professors as performing a ministry. I think that is how most professors view their jobs as

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Editor’s Note: The term exvangelical has come into vogue recently as more people deconstruct (another trending word) their faith. All the Faith on View authors come from evangelical movements either, Baptist or Pentecostal, and all still hold their faith deeply. Yet, they have differing perspectives on the term of exvangelical,

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The conventional wisdom that Trump supporters took him seriously, but not literally, was challenged on January 6, 2021, when hundreds of his supporters–literally–answered his call to march to the Capitol and “fight like hell!” His supporters crossed a line on that infamous day into a new kind of Trump fundamentalism.

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“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.” -Eric Metaxas* On my author page on this site, I describe myself as “uncomfortably” evangelical. Once, I had a family member ask for a concise explication of where I disagree with evangelicals. I

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Four years ago today, I wrote an essay entitled, “A Time for Faith on View.” This essay wasn’t a call for people to read this website, though I think that is always a good idea. It certainly was a play on words with the name of this website, but also

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They swarmed over barricades and smashed windows. Crosses and Christian flags fluttered alongside the Star and Bars. A group across the street chanted and sang “This place is covered with the blood of Jesus” while five lives were being cut short nearby. The United States Capitol building, one of the

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