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The Pope and the President on freedom

Commentators have noted parallels between President Bush’s second inaugural address and President Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural; one witty historian suggested that it was “the best speech Woodrow Wilson ever wrote.” What […]

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A knight passes

The ideal knight — courageous and honest, courteous and modest, loyal and pure of heart — isn’t easy to find in any age. Yet I once knew such a man […]

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Creation groans

Prior to the devastating tsunami that wrought havoc across the Indian Ocean last December, many Christians probably thought that St. Paul was waxing metaphorical when he wrote about creation “groaning […]

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Christianity, by the numbers

For twenty years, David Barrett’s “Annual Statistical Table on Global Mission” (available in the quarterly International Bulletin of Missionary Research) has offered a numerical cornucopia to anyone interested in pondering […]