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A New Kind of Virginity
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

The word virgin, in addition to its usual meaning, uses sexual inexperience as a metaphor for a state of being unviolated, untainted, innocent, clean. That association is damaging. It suggests that sex is bad, ...

Four Ways Children Do Faith Better Than Adults
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

It’s easy for the faith of children to go unnoticed. But here are four spiritual things kids do better than adults. It’s easy for the faith of children to go unnoticed. But here a ...

Missed Reckonings
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Fifty years ago, a kind of innocence was taken, and a kind of brokenness remains unrepaired. T ...

From the Archives: November 1994
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Parker Losing Innocence I GREW UP in rural Mississippi, a black girl who lived “out in the booneys,” ...

It's Hip to be Plain
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 1:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher Who knew the Amish would become such a center of pop-cultural attention? ONE SUNDAY EV ...

Four Reasons to Rethink the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Across the political and religious spectrum, Americans are rethinking the death penalty. Here are some reasons why: Mistakes. In January 2012, Joe D'Ambrosi ...

Gandalf, Gollum, and the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Theological considerations should frame the Christian response to capital punishment. EARLY I ...

Trials and Errors
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Among democratic nations, the United States has the highest death penalty rate in the world. As the only G8 country to regularly use capital punishment, the United St ...

Groundbreaking Report: Exonerees Served More than 10,000 Years in Prison for Crimes They Didn't Commit
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

A report issued by the National Registry of Exonerations documents nearly 900 individual cases of exoneration. Combined, these (mostly) men and women served more than 10,000 years in prison for crimes they did ...

Afternoon Philosofail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A philosophy professor of mine from college, who is also a Facebook friend, just posted a link to the following item, without comment (although I could hear what he was undoubtedly thinking from 900 m ...

Basketball Underdogs: The Afghanistan National Team
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The Olympics is the greatest representation of national athletic pride. The Olympics is the greatest representation of national athletic pride. Somehow every couple of years, patr ...

A Gun, a Pause, and Innocence Lost in the West Bank
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:13am | Type: Blog

I send many of my students to the Middle East as interns. In fact, Wheaton College has an entire program devoted to student short-term placement. I send many of my students to the ...

WikiLeaks and Government Responsibility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Since <a href="http://wikileaks.org/" target="_blank">WikiLeaks</a> released the first of the leaked government cables for public viewing, the outcry regarding the act has been ...

Seeking Mercy (and Justice) in Mississippi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. Despite the fact that Jai ...

Immigration, Children, and the Way of Jesus
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/15/immigration-children-and-the-way-of-jesus/"></a>Last month, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/05/20/a-second-graders-challenge-t ...

Echoes of Arizona: Illinois Congressional Candidate Stopped and Searched for Driving-While-Looking-Latino
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Early Saturday evening, three friends and I headed out to Chicago for dinner at a favorite restaurant in our old neighborhood (Pilsen). Early Saturday evening, three friends and I ...