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The Christianity Thing: Starting Afresh in the New Year

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January 2017 by Ramesh Richard At the beginning of each year, I eagerly welcome English theologian-philosopher G.K. Chesterton’s insight: “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” He continues his metaphysical comment with a calling to a total renewal [...]

Is Lesser Evil a Greater Good?

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October 2016 U.S. Elections: Guidance, Comfort, Wisdom by Ramesh Richard It used to be easier to vote for presidents. Or to choose to vote at all. Believers would look for candidates most aligned with our (hopefully) biblically informed views and vote in good conscience. Yes, we experienced internal conflict about colliding priorities, but we could [...]

Can You Hear Me Now? God, Your Father

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October 2003 by Ramesh Richard Our town of Richardson, not named after me, spans about 40 square miles and comprises 35,000 students in a population of 190,000. Last night, our 17-year-old Sitara, whose name literally means "star," was recognized for her basketball prowess by the Richardson Independent School District. I am justifiably proud of her, as she was [...]

Mishap or Happening: Discovering Your Part in the Eternal Drama

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April 1998 by Ramesh Richard “Does God play dice with the universe?” asked Mr. Einstein. He couldn’t bring himself to an unqualified “yes” to that question. My question is more personal: Does God play dice with your life? At a visceral level, life seems to be random, alternating between good and bad, joy and sorrow, [...]