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Tuesday
Mar202018

Two Words

Carl Heinrich Bloch’s painting Denial of Peter from the Chapel at Frederiksborg Palace in Copenhagen.

By Tim Perry

TWO WORDS sum up the Christian Gospel. Two words boil it down to its barest essentials and its deepest truth. Two words are the bedrock

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Is There Meaning to Life?

 Three scholars – Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, William Lane Craig and Jordan B. Peterson – tackled a timeless question at the University of Toronto in January.

By Sue Careless

WHEN THREE SCHOLARS tackled the timeless question “Is There Meaning to Life?” their debate was a sold-out event.

Winter weather on Jan. 26th couldn’t keep away the 1,500 people who came to Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto to hear the trio

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Hold Fast to the Word of God

(Photo: lsmadison)

YOU KNOW, I think I am still too young to give into nostalgia. But in light of Easter coming up, I was reminiscing with a friend about how in the old days it was easy to spot a liberal. First it is the sap running in the trees, then you hear the faint song of the migratory birds having returned. Then in their rite of spring, an enlightened liberal stands

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Monday
Feb122018

Lead Us Not into Temptation

The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain by Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. 1308-1311)


By Joey Royal

SINCE EARLY December the media have been abuzz about some comments Pope Francis made in an interview with a Catholic television station in Rome. The interviewer had asked him about a new translation of the Lord’s Prayer. The Catholic church in France had recently dropped “lead us not into temptation” and adopted instead “do not

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Saturday
Feb102018

Praying the Litany as a Lenten Discipline 

Illustration: David Wysotski/Allure Illustrations


By Sue Careless

IF YOU are resolving to pray more through Lent, you might consider using the majestic Litany in the Book of Common Prayer. This beautiful intercessory prayer has a sweep and thoroughness that few others can match.

“Litany,” in Greek, means prayer or supplication. But in English it refers to a form of prayer

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