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Mutual incomprehension

The news that the massacre of UN personnel in Afghanistan was caused by anger at a Florida pastor’s burning of the Holy Qur’an is depressing and familiar. We have all been here before, most clearly in the Salman Rushdie case, … Continue reading

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Church and culture change

All the great ideas are older than we think.  Centuries before Freud and Jung, for instance, the Greek dramatists showed us how well they understood human nature and its storms and shallows and pain.  Europe thought of its first university … Continue reading

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