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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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A Change of Heart

This weekend, finance ministers of the G20 countries are meeting in London to discuss coordinated plans for the economic crisis and plan the agenda for the summit in April.
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