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  • Synod on the Family
    Unity and modernity it the Church after the Synod
    Friday, Michael Sean Winters finished the week with an article in National Catholic Reporter on whether the Pope is correct in how he sees how the Synod went. You can read MSW at http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/pope-francis-right...
  • Malala Yousufzai with her family
    The war against modernity
    14 year-old Malala Yousufzai once dreamed of becoming a doctor. Now she’s a patient in a critical-care unit in Birmingham, England, the victim of a Taliban attack 3,500 miles and a cultural world away from her nativePakistan. On October 9,...
  • Calton Hill
    Intellectual history in broad strokes - part 2 of 3
    The end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of modern timesBecause the pre-modern world was predominantly religious in orientation, it took a kind of religious twist in form of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century to bring it to an end....
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    Be Still...
    "Stillness" by Michael Drummond/Public Domain Pictures.netBe still, and know that I am God."Psalm 46:10 Does stillness necessarily denote solitude? Does one have to be alone to be still?Does stillness necessitate sitting still? I...
  • The Thinker in Expo 2010
    The lost art of thinking in today's image-driven postmodern society
    Entertainment is everywhere. It has become a necessary component of the air we breathe. Or as the veteran evangelical minister and seminary chancellor Chuck Swindoll notes,Entertainment is everything today. So important, in fact, that we have...
  • No God
    The so-called new brand of atheism and the postmodern mood of the hour
    Unlike the much more sophisticated postmodern thinkers like Jacques Derrida, Michel Focault, Paul de Man and Richard Rorty, the new atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Samuel Harris and Daniel Dennett, appear to be out of touch...
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    The Word in Worship: It's all about You (Jesus, Lover of my Soul)
    Photograph courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.net I was reading the blog of a Christian writer and entertainer, and she was lamenting the lack of depth and substance in Christian music today. Using lyrics from Paul Oakley's It's all about You ...