October 1980

Cover Story

Conversation with a Palestinian Christian priest.

Feature

A theological conference on prayer.
The inspiration and interpretation of the Bible.
A meditation on Jesus and symbolic action.

Commentary

Why the death penalty is the focus of a human rights campaign.

Columns

Autumn is here, the frost is on the pumpkin, the back-to-school sales are over, and the culmination of a long and bitterly fought contest is upon us.
Laughter and prayer together may be the most fitting response to the presidential election. Both are characteristic of the prophetic vocation.
When I walk down 13th or Euclid Streets carrying my son Peter in his frayed, blue backpack, he is greeted by people leaning from fourth-floor windows, by children playing in the yards, and by old men sitting on their porches.

Departments

flocks of soap bubbles emanate from my children's breath sailing on updraft and downdraft some an inch across, some five

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