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Bucket List Books: The best place to start philosophy

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Books | This week we’re going to hop back into the world of pre-Christian classics and take a look at one of the most influential Greek writers: Plato. Platonic…

China's more interested in Jesus than communism

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Religion | Jesus is trending in China.  Foreign Policy released a fascinating infographic today, based on a compilation of  information from Weibo, China’s huge…

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s <em>Crime and Punishment</em>

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment

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Books | It is quite unfortunate how often “Christian” fiction is interpreted to mean “nice” fiction. After all, the gospel (and most of the Bible) is not very…

Gay rights groups force Mozilla CEO to resign

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Marriage | UPDATE (April 3, 5:35 p.m. EDT): Brendan Eich stepped down from his post as Mozilla's CEO today after gay rights groups lambasted the company for promoting a…

Bill Gates: No scientific explanation for how the world came about

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Newsworthy | In a long, in-depth interview with Rolling Stone published last week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that while he agrees God could be a figment of…

Bucket List Books: The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Bucket List Books: The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Books | I was introduced to the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins last semester, and it is absolutely delightful. While other metaphysical Christian poets are theological…

Scholar discovers travel-sized Dead Sea Scrolls

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History | A scholar in Israel has found nine tiny, unopened scrolls among the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to Fox News. It’s not hard to understand why these scrolls…

UMC bishop ‘resolves’ same-sex wedding case, by dropping it

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Religion | A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex wedding.

Bucket List Books: <em>The Confessions</em> of St. Augustine

Bucket List Books: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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Books | I have found that, aside from Scripture, nothing I read or hear strengthens my heart like the testimony of someone who has gone before me. Whether it is the…

A yellow light on Utah’s road to Splitsville

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Marriage | In response to the growing number of children growing up with separated or divorced parents, a lawmaker in Utah is hoping to reduce divorce rates in his state…

Bucket List Books: Tolstoy’s <em>Death of Ivan Ilyich</em>

Bucket List Books: Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Ilyich

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Books | With the Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi the past two weeks, it’s a good time to reflect on the fact that some of the world’s best novelists come…

Church of England clings to traditional marriage despite ‘new reality’ of gay unions

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Marriage | The Church of England released new guidelines last week that forbid priests from blessing same-sex weddings, or marrying same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage…

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