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Practical Christianity

—Thomas S. Buchanan pondering the Christian life
(1993–2004)

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17.10 — December 2004

The Holiness of Unknowing


17.9 — November 2004

Springs Eternal


17.7 — September 2004

Like a Virgin?


13.2 — March 2000

Raising the Bar


13.3 — April 2000

Indescribable Happiness


13.4 — May 2000

Ecclesiastical Math


13.5 — June 2000

Poison Control


13.7 — September 2000

Knowing God’s Will


13.6 — July/August 2000

Men in Full


13.8 — October 2000

The Sin of Self-Esteem


13.9 — November 2000

Petrified Intellects


13.10 — December 2000

Holy Things


14.1 — January/February 2001

With All Thy Soul


14.2 — March 2001

Bearing Virtue


14.3 — April 2001

The Ever-Changing Scandal


14.4 — May 2001

The Winged Man


14.5 — June 2001

On Shamefulness


14.6 — July/August 2001

The Roaring Jesus


14.7 — September 2001

The Cardinal Virtue of Prudence


14.8 — October 2001

The Cardinal Virtue of Temperance


15.3 — April 2002

A Seal on the Wax


15.4 — May 2002

The Cosmic Cemetery


15.6 — July/August 2002

Not So Cheap


15.7 — September 2002

Again & Again


15.9 — November 2002

Uncompassionate Conservatism


13.1 — January/February 2000

Waste of Time


16.2 — March 2003

Unmoored Sticks


16.4 — May 2003

Culture Shock


17.4 — May 2004

Nothing Is Sinful


17.3 — April 2004

The Lost Art of Mercy


17.2 — March 2004

Breaking Teeth


17.1 — January/February 2004

Earthly Cares


14.9 — November 2001

Necessary Justice


14.10 — December 2001

The Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude


15.5 — June 2002

The Privilege of the Perfect


15.1 — January/February 2002

Not Caesar?s Icon


12.6 — November/December 1999

Virgin Soldiers


12.5 — September/October 1999

Looking Beyond Ourselves


12.4 — July/August 1999

Capitalizing Tradition


12.3 — May/June 1999

The Heresy of Choice


12.2 — March/April 1999

Of Donkeys & Lampholders


12.1 — January/February 1999

Christian Halakah


11.6 — November/December 1998

Rediscovering Advent


11.5 — September/October 1998

Practicing Wisdom


11.4 — July/August 1998

On Well-Worn Doormats


11.3 — May/June 1998

The Three-Hour Plan


11.2 — March/April 1998

Saying You’re Sorry


11.1 — January/February 1998

Loving Kindness


10.4 — Fall 1997

An Unquenchable Thirst for God


10.3 — Summer 1997

Worthy of the Name


10.2 — Spring 1997

Truth or Consequences


10.1 — Winter 1997

Holy Fire


9.4 — Fall 1996

Men of Violence


9.3 — Summer 1996

Listening for the Right Frequency


9.2 — Spring 1996

How They Love One Another


9.1 — Winter 1996

Dress for Success


8.4 — Fall 1995

Moving Mountains


8.3 — Summer 1995

Wrestling for Jesus


8.2 — Spring 1995

Not of This World


8.1 — Winter 1995

Modesty & Modernity


7.4 — Fall 1994

Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of God


7.3 — Summer 1994

Outside the Turmoil of Men


7.2 — Spring 1994

The Chief Sinner


7.1 — Winter 1994

A Different Mind


6.4 — Fall 1993

The Ascetic Christian


6.3 — Summer 1993

Christian Community


6.2 — Spring 1993

Ranks of Prayer


6.1 — Winter 1993

Piety & Popularity


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