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Video: 'Beyond Belief' - An Interview with David Wilcox

The rhetorical question David Wilcox asks aloud before a crowd outside Baltimore, Maryland, is
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Sacred Jazz: An Interview with Deanna Witkowski

Congregational worship music has plenty of variety these days. Depending on the church, you could hear traditional hymns, a gospel choir, or arena rock. What's harder to find on a typical Sunday morning is a jazz quartet.
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Witchhunt: I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

Twenty-seven years ago this month, Brenda and Scott Kniffen, a homemaker and an inventory manager of a diesel shop, were arrested and charged with sexually abusing their two young sons, Brian and B
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Wendell Berry's Whitefoot

Walking in botanical gardens one recent, perfect, early spring day, a quick burst of movement in the thicket of a yellow Carolina jasmine hedge caught my eye.
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Video: Documentary on the Failed Drug War in Colombia

In July 2007, Teresa Ortega stood solemnly in a field of wilting corn and pineapple crops in southern Colombia's farm land as tears streamed down her cheeks.
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A Humble and Holy Rebellion

In this season of Lent, we often reflect on our need for greater humility as we seek to follow Christ on the road to Calvary.
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From the Twittersphere: Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll

It was the cover that caught my attention. Rolling hills of farmland in lush green and yellow. So simple, yet so attractive.
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They Killed Sister Dorothy: HBO's Book of Martyrs

From Joan of Arc to Sir Thomas More, courageous martyrs continue to inspire us. Their powerful witness is memorialized in homilies, books, and even movies.
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Sin Nombre: Immigrants as Sojourners

President Obama recently addressed the crying need for comprehensive immigration reform. He reminded us that we are a nation of immigrants.
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Mocking Our Neighbor

Last week Eugene Cho posted his thoughts on how it hurt him and his children when people,
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