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Weighing in on faith and life.

B.H. Carroll faculty members, students, and those who support its mission desire to create dialog and stoke critical thinking about important topics which relate to faith and life in this world. Below are posts from diverse authors, whose views contribute to the ongoing discussion of these areas. The positions of the authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, its faculty, and its governors.

Follow Your Heart? A Quiet Rebuttal

Follow Your Heart? A Quiet Rebuttal

There's a saying that's getting a lot of airtime these days. It comes in different packages like make your own path, speak your truth, or you be you. No matter the words, it boils down to a saccharine-sweet phrase which has been around...

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Focusing on discipline

Focusing on discipline

When I last wrote, I asked us to consider what it would look like to focus on Jesus in the coming year. Turning my attention to Hebrews 12:1-2, however, often forces me to consider again the rest of that wonderful and challenging chapter....

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Dry January

Dry January

We were blessed to go on a European river cruise (pre-pandemic), but it quickly became a little awkward. At every lunch and dinner, I was declining glasses of wine which flowed freely at every table.  “Really!?!?! You don’t want white or...

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All Shall Be Well in 2022

As we close the chapter on 2021, I don’t know whether to let out a sigh of relief or hold my breath. What a year.  This past January, the people of the United States came together to inaugurate a new president. We sat mesmerized as the...

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Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Our family Christmas traditions include ongoing collections of vacation ornaments, unusual Santa Clauses, and one-of-a-kind manger scenes. The latter is the tradition I cherish most. One creche consists of basic two-by-fours, with felt...

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The Gift

The Gift

It’s that time of year again. The Thanksgiving feast is in our rearview mirror and a hypothetical white Christmas is on the horizon. With the shift in weather comes the acceleration of our pace. Out too late and up too early. Our...

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