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Sex, Shame and Self-Disclosure

Sex, Shame and Self-Disclosure

Lena Dunham In recent years most of us have become all too familiar with the cultural critiques and encomiums that appear on the Internet, in books, magazines and television. Anyone with a Facebook account probably has at least one friend who posts unending streams of articles about the irrationality of Christianity, the superiority of [...]

In The News

In The News

Heather Cook Indicted: The Assistant Bishop of Maryland, Heather Cook, was indicted in February on 13 charges in the death of a Baltimore bicyclist, ranging from homicide, to leaving the scene of an accident. Cook, who is 58, has a prior conviction for drunken driving in 2010, which was known by top diocesan officials but not revealed during [...]

Reaching Out to Muslims

Reaching Out to Muslims

There has been a lot of talk recently about the bloody history between Christianity and Islam. Much of this was spawned by recent remarks made by Barack Obama at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast, in which the president echoed the popular, but false, narrative that Medieval Christians attempted to spread their faith by the sword. Nothing could [...]

Stop the Jihad

Stop the Jihad

On Sunday, February 15, the Islamic State terror group, ISIS, released a video showing 21 Coptic Christians being beheaded on a beach in Libya. This was entitled, “A Message Signed With Blood To The Nation Of The Cross.” What was the content of the message? A masked holy warrior wasn’t slow to tell us: “All praise is due to Allah the [...]