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Like Night and Day

Vicki Kemper

It turns out there is another planet in our solar system—right next door to us, in astronomical terms—that could support life as we (sort of) know it.

The Gate of Heaven

Matt Laney

John Phillip Newell shares a rabbi's insight on Moses and the burning bush. 

Searchlights and Penlights

Martin B. Copenhaver

Sister Helen Prejean, the Roman Catholic nun who wrote the book Dead Man Walking, said in a lecture, "I'm always asking God for a searchlight.

I Will Pray When You Cannot

Vicki Kemper

Perhaps you, like me, know someone who's been wandering in the wilderness way too long.  


Emily C. Heath

Malcolm Gladwell, the journalist and author, has a theory.


Quinn G. Caldwell

Not being in school any more, I don't pay as much attention to footnotes as I used to.


Mary Luti

For the sake of the church at Philippi, Paul chose to remain. 

Somebody Say Something

Kenneth L. Samuel

National Geographic reports that the world's newest religion is no religion.

Christian Inactivism

Matt Fitzgerald

In 1937 H. Richard Niebuhr wrote that in a moment of political crisis, there are four kinds of inactivity.

Becoming New

Donna Schaper

I don't want to pick a fight about baptism so much as to say that the ritual itself may need a good long look.