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Pop pulpits

I know what it’s like to be a preacher desperate for some point of contact with an otherwise inert congregation.

Scholarship and Christian Faith/Educating for Shalom

In higher education discussions about how faith claims should relate to secular claims, Lutherans like to say that they are not like the Calvinists, who want to transform the latter to fit with the former.

Help wanted

A mere two years after publishing an absorbing study of anger, Garret Keizer has produced a probing work on an even thornier subject. Is help, as Keizer asserts, the original human dilemma? Was Eve only trying to help Adam when she offered him that piece of fruit?

On Paradise Drive

David Brooks has been described as the “house conservative” among regular columnists for the New York Times. Since he is witty, usually good-natured, and fair, it’s a good bet that if Americans of more liberal persuasions can stomach a conservative commentator, he’s the one.

Good breeding

In the early 1920s progressive high schools and YMCAs took part in the Keeping Fit Campaign.