We can especially feel an intense hostility towards the very idea of marriage that Saint Valentine represented: the union of one man and one woman, centered on Christ, and loyal until death.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I am reminded that my job isn’t just to give my kids chocolates and tell them I love them. It is also to point them toward a Christian understanding of suffering.
The honest weight of historical records rests with these being Christian traditions, and not even from Celtic areas. These are not derivatives from Samhain and never have been.
Edith Stein’s story appears ripe for appropriation as a cudgel with which to beat traditional ideas regarding God, politics, and sex. But she chose an approach other than resentment and anger.
The current communist regime’s oppression of Christians and other religious minorities reminds us that religious persecution remains a life-and-death reality in mainland China.
As attacks on Chris Pratt, Karen Pence, and the Gaines family become commonplace, Christians must remember to stand tall and affirm their faith in Christ.
As details of John Chau’s life and the circumstances of his final days filter in, many Christians are starting to embrace one who considered his life worth nothing to testify to the gospel.
The relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of aggressive colonizer and peaceful natives.
The stories and heroes we admire most reveal something about who we are. It matters that ’13 Reasons Why’ is more popular than Joan of Arc.
This gives us the chance to look at some beautiful objects, delve into history, and reflect on why the martyrdom of a first-century Christian is still relevant almost 2,000 years later.
Saints and sinners, persecution and martyrs, corruption and redemption—William J. Bennett’s new history of Christianity, ‘Tried By Fire,’ tells the story of the church in all its challenging glory.
Are you a martyr if you die at the hands of a homicidal madman at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon? Of course.
Valentine’s Day presents an opportunity to discuss far more important things than bad poems and candy. Here are some ideas.
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