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The power of a poem

Can the simple act of writing a poem change the course of history? Can we use our gifts to change the culture? It’s been said that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. In other words, culture influences us. …

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Lethal subjectivity | The roots of suicide as autonomy

On September 11th, California lawmakers approved a measure, which if signed by Governor Jerry Brown, would make the Golden State the sixth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The “End of Life Option Act” was modeled after neighboring Oregon’s law. The …

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The Anglican Communion is already divorced

Anglican Communion

Is the Anglican Communion about to split over different views of sexual ethics? You might think so after reading headlines about the archbishop of Canterbury’s proposal to “loosen” the structures of the Communion — a way of retaining his relationship …

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Loving the foreigner | Seeing refugees through God’s eyes

refugees

On September 9th, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, urged European Union members to distribute 160,000 migrants among member nations. The unfolding humanitarian catastrophe, which has resulted in at least 2500 deaths by drowning, is largely being driven by …

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The salvation of a Disney Star | Dean Jones, RIP

Dean Jones

If you’re of a certain age, like mine, you probably remember an actor named Dean Jones, who starred in—pardon the pun—goofy Disney films such as “That Darn Cat” and “The Love Bug.” For a long time, Jones lived the truth …

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The death of good journalism

The mask of objectivity and fairness has finally been ripped off the face of the so-called “mainstream media.” Back in the day, the iconic Walter Cronkite closed his nightly CBS newscast with the reassuring words, “And that’s the way it …

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