New today from the Century:
- Ben Dueholm on his civil-religion summer vacation: "Battery Park's carnival atmosphere was just what my family was looking for. We needed to be somewhere with fresh, crass air—far from our parsonage home."
- Valerie Weaver-Zercher reviews Heather Kopp: "One in four American children—seven of my third-grader's classmates—experience something akin to what Heather Kopp describes in her recovery memoir."
- Logan Mehl-Laituri on the phrase "Christian soldier": "Some people conflate the two words; others see them as an oxymoron. Since leaving the army, I've found that they're both right in some ways and wrong in others."
- Katie Givens Kime blogs the lectionary
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