In the World

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Steve Thorngate on public life and culture

Yesterday, the First Family attended worship at St. John's Episcopal Church in DC. I'm on a press advisory e-mail list from the White House Communications Office, which was kind enough to send out this short note: The gospel in today's mass is John 6:51-58. Jesus said, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever ...
August 20, 2012
Scott Walker:  Our hearts go out to the victims [of the gurdwara shooting in Wisconsin] and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence. Mark Silk: Personally, I don't think we have to struggle too hard.
August 8, 2012
I've so far declined to comment on Wheaton College's decision to join the election-year culture war skirmish du jour by suing the feds for stomping all over its religious freedom requiring insurers to cover basic women's health needs while allowing faith-based employers to themselves stay out of it. I was sad but not surprised to learn of this move. Wheaton takes it as not only one legitimate view but an article of evangelical conviction that the morning after pill is unacceptable? Sure, okay. I disagree with my alma mater, but it's hardly the first time.
August 2, 2012


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Review of Steven Brill's Obamacare book

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What I want to get/give for Christmas

Liturgy nerds and their weddings

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Alternatives to the common lectionary

Should churches alter copyrighted worship texts?

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The Democrats' proxy debate about abortion

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