The Gift of Faith

I recently received this question via email: “Does everyone receive the gift of faith? Why or why not?” I think this is a most timely topic to consider as Christmas approaches. What follows is my response to the questioner. I welcome our readers’ further comments and insights on this topic. “If we mean by ‘faith’ […]

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Fighting Poverty

I was flipping through a recent issue of Newsweek, and the cover story caught my attention. Its focus is “giving globally”—how we can help bring basic vaccines, clean water, food, and health care (among other things) to impoverished people throughout the world. The photos and captions are a rallying cry and a reminder that we […]

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Conversion for Life

When I returned to Jesus Christ and His Church in 1984, it wasn’t as though a decade of unchecked sinful habits and behaviors fell by the wayside. I had to struggle mightily to replace vice with virtue. The struggle continues to this day. After all, “denying myself” and “turning the other cheek” don’t come naturally. […]

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