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Anti-Semitism Accusations Plague Potential Saint

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Christians and Jews are mounting campaigns for and against a path to sainthood for British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936...

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 3 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

If we give up our rights to peaceably gather, protest and to question the motives of our elected officials under the cowardly fear of being labeled unpatriotic, then clearly, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, we deserve neither liberty nor safety.

To Speak the Words of Race, Religion, or Relationship

Cara Dixon | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Cara Dixon

I recently attended a seminar by a leading archaeologist in the study of artifacts from Ancient Troy. After the presentation, a question was posed as to why he was drawn to this kind of work.

Are We Talking Too Fast?

Ken Wytsma | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Ken Wytsma

Meaningful conversation has devolved to millions of people throwing around pictures, sound bytes and narrow conclusions on topics most are not afforded the time to study or reflect upon.

Historical Fiction, Then and Now

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.09.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I love historical fiction. A writer takes what is known about a place in time or a character from the past, and then transports the reader further and deeper into what are the blood and guts of the past.

Recovering The Thin Thread Of Thanks

Alan Jones | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

This Thanksgiving, let's dig for our submerged sunrise of wonder. When and if we find it, we should be prepared for upheaval.

Why Would Anyone Go To Confession?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 01.15.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Going to confession is a whole different animal. Why do it? Why would it be necessary to confess one's sins to another, let alone to a clergy person?

Am I Mine?

Judith Acosta | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Judith Acosta

Like everyone else, I have told myself many times that I am very much my own. I have not only told myself, I have repeatedly taught that idea to others. Suddenly the storm said, "Well, not exactly..."

The Genius Of G.K. Chesterton: Understanding The Heart Of The Enduring Story

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

So what were Shaw and Hemmingway on about? Who was this writer of genius and great good humor? In the world of letters, or within the convivial setting of a tavern, he was an undeniable presence.

12 Best Quotes by G.K. Chesterton

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Author Kevin Belmonte's biography of G.K. Chesterton has brought a new light to the sometimes forgotten literary genius. A companion piece, The Quota...

A Rabbi's Thoughts: What Christmas Tells Us About America

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

G.K. Chesterton once referred to America as "a nation with the soul of a church," by which he meant a nation with an enduring religious character. He was right about this, and each year the Christmas season proves it anew.

In Praise of Doing Things Badly

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

It is every bookseller's pleasure -- and our obligation -- to support the self-published writer who will not be stilled by market forces, publishing companies, critics or inhibition.

All Literature Is Gossip

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Rain fell hard all day during the Arkansas Bookseller's Show and the wind daunted even the most serious of book buyers and readers. The convention center was exactly empty.

Manscaping

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daniel Krotz

Hillary Rettig says, "Manscaping is taking some raw, unfinished, barely civilized grunter of a guy and making him fabulous." In broad terms: the landscaping of poky territory between a man's foot and head.