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Burkinis and the stripping of religious liberty

A woman wearing a burkini

The likely trajectory of secularism is on full display on the beaches of France. Images of police standing over Muslim women until they take off enough clothes to make society happy have outraged some. However, the furor has been remarkably …

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Impossible people | A manifesto for our moment

In the opening scene of the 2001 film adaptation of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel whispers hauntingly, “The world has changed. I can feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it …

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Unbroken in China | The growing Chinese church

Chinese Church

The greater the persecution, the greater the revival. It’s a phrase Chinese Christians are using these days, and with good reason. You’ve probably heard a lot about China in the news lately: How it’s threatening peace in the Pacific by …

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Tribalism: Death here, there, and everywhere

We were in a war zone—on purpose! Refugees were fleeing South Sudan in large numbers just as we were arriving, creating an eerie discomfort in the pit of my stomach. I imagined that this must be what firefighters feel like …

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