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A Different Kind of Conversation About the Middle East

“Step One is recognizing that this is a difficult dialogue … That’s crucially important… [And] when you realize that it’s … Continued

The End of WMDs

This month I was privileged to join a distinguished group of 100 international political, military, business and civic leaders in … Continued

The Joy of Alignment

Today’s guest blogger is Divya Srinath, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Neuroscience and French. She … Continued

Alone in God’s Emergency Room

As a lifelong churchgoer, now 58 years old, I’ve been through this before: the gut-wrenching sensation one gets from the … Continued

ACLU: Theocrats in Reverse

Nothing makes an ideologue madder than actual people. People have the obstinate desire to live their own lives, refusing to … Continued

The Real Jeremiah Wright

What if the only thing you knew about Thomas Jefferson was that he owned slaves? What if, instead of the … Continued

Diversity and its Discontents

The first thing my wife and I comment on when we go to a restaurant or a park is the … Continued

Greener Than Thou

I’ve long known of my power to commit wickedness against the environment. Like most people of a certain age, I … Continued

Merry Something

Last week I got another dozen Christmas catalogs. Or should I say holiday catalogs? In recent years there has been … Continued

Rev. Jerry Falwell: Vision and Vigor

The death of Dr. Jerry Falwell brings an end to one of the most fascinating lives of the 20th Century. … Continued

Educated, Inspired Conservative Christians

The death of Dr. Jerry Falwell brings an end to one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. … Continued

Shanley’s Inspired Doubts

A priest gives a sermon about living with doubt. A child pulls away his wrist when the priest touches it. … Continued

Spiritual Identity Theft

If atheism is popular, it’s probably because it is more fashionable to be different. Wearing baggy pants almost to the … Continued