“I Shall Hold Myself At Liberty”

Elijah Lovejoy is the name of an American too rarely named and too seldom remembered. He converted to Christianity as a result of the Second Great Awakening, a revivalistic movement that swept the Deep South and the American frontier. Ordained as a Presbyterian minister, he shortly thereafter became an editor at a St. Louis newspaper.…
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Make Haste To Be Kind

Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros have concluded one of baseball’s most exciting World Series (thanks for the sleep deprivation, gentlemen), the sports nation now leaves the boys of summer behind. But before moving on, it’s worth noting that the winners are champions after a decades-long wait. At least they didn’t have…
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Time Is Not On Your Side

You have five hundred days left to live. That’s a year and a half; seventeen months; only seventy-one weeks; twelve thousand precious, evaporating hours. Maybe you have a little more time than that, maybe less, but certainly you don’t have as many days left as you think. Time is not on your side. Let’s do…
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What You Seek Is Where You Are

A curious, young man made it his ambition to seek wisdom at all cost. This led him to a monk who lived alone in a cave at the far side of the world, an old man rumored to be the wisest teacher to ever live. So across snowy mountains, suffocating deserts, and dense jungle the…
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Discovery And Destruction

When Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas, it was not so much a “discovery” as it was an accident. As it has been quipped, Columbus didn’t know where he was going, didn’t know where he was when he arrived, and when he returned home, couldn’t tell anyone where he had been. Native and indigenous…
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