New today from the Century:
- David Roozen on the decline narrative and evangelicals: "Why have evangelical denominations joined the mainline's downward turn? We await the definitive study, but a few culprits seem likely."
- Carol Howard Merritt on corporations and religious freedom
- Diane Roth considers the beginning of Advent
- Daniel Harrell's lectionary column for Sunday, December 15 (subscription required)
- "Girl Insomniac," a poem by Miho Nonaka
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