Baptism and place
There’s no good theological reason for baptismal water to be perfectly pure. Still, a person’s baptism probably shouldn’t land her in the hospital.
Christmas recommendations from Century editors and columnists.
Sabbath piety and sabbath politics
Christian interest in the sabbath has focused on the family, the home, and the church. Our culture’s assault on leisure, however, extends beyond Sunday.
Physician-ethicist Daniel Sulmasy
"If I walk into the room of a patient dying in faith, hope, and love, I feel I need to take my shoes off. It is that holy."
Advance care planning in La Crosse, Wisconsin
In 1991, 15 percent of La Crosse residents had an advance care plan. Local health-care leaders set a goal: increase this to 50 percent.
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