New today from the Century:
- Kathryn Reklis on TV's two-dimensional religious characters: "It's the golden era of TV, and many shows explore moral and psychological issues with great nuance. Why not take religion as seriously?"
- Edward Blum on Max Lucado's moral views on guns
- David Heim on listening to Buechner
- "When it snowed in Damascus," a poem by Ann Struthers
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