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The Real History of 'Saint Patrick': The Saint He Wasn't, the Man He Was

It is said that everyone in the world is Irish today in honor of Saint Patrick.
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The Collapse of Evangelicalism?

In the March 10 edition of The Christian Science Monitor, Michael Spencer predicts "the coming evangelical collapse." Much
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Darfur's Cries Grow Louder

I was on a conference call for an hour and a half last week. It was intense. I haven't fully calmed down from it. I paced back and forth in the living room for a good portion of it.
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Obama's Community of Support and Challenge

Yesterday, The New York Times ran a story about five pastors who have served the president in a variet
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Miracle Shots: On the Court and on the Street

I stayed up way too late in a Buffalo hotel room the other night, eating string cheese and Oscar Mayer salami from the convenience store across the parking lot, watching the tail end of the Connect
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Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s
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3rd Sunday of Lent: Unpredictable Hope

Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2: 13-22
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