In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, my dad couldn't sing national songs. The Nazis saw the church's Psalter, however, as innocuous. Little did they know.
Sociologist Vern Bengtson
"Religiosity is a driving force more salient than belief. Agreement with specific beliefs is the least likely religious trait to be passed on."
Case by case
The pastor seemed happy to meet Evan, and he said positive things about his work for the Calvary Center. Then he noticed Evan's yarmulke.
A new kind of church
Christians have long found spiritual meaning in running. But the church has held this sort of personal experience at arm's length—until recently.
Mandela was a master of political theater. But I loved him for his lesser-known acts, acts that revealed a truly human genius for ubuntu.
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