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A Homiletic Typo

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From  Town & Village , a neighborhood newspaper here, in a story about the New York Theatre Ballet: The company, which has reparatory seasons and revivals of long-lost chamber masterpieces, is also well known for its hour-long adaptations for children. Through both the training at the . . . . Continue Reading »

Gabriela Mistral

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In  Tu Belleza, Tu Misericordia , Maureen Mullarkey writes of the first Latin American winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Gabriela Mistral. For readers interested in Mistral, there is an active foundation dedicated to her work, whose website includes (in Spanish) a great deal of . . . . Continue Reading »

Mark Noll’s Elephants

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The Pentecostal theologian Dale Coulter continues his analysis of the intellectual, and anti-intellectual, heritage of American Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism, described in Mark Noll Got It Wrong, Maybe . He is not happy with Mark Noll’s take on these things, which he argues wrongly . . . . Continue Reading »

Mark Noll Got It Wrong, Maybe

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Mark Noll went with the flow and got it wrong, says Dale Coulter. Writing on Renewal Dynamics , the weblog of the faculty of Regent University Divinity School, he describes the development of the idea that middle American Christians were anti-intellectual, beginning with Richard Hofstadter’s . . . . Continue Reading »

A Conference in Lewis’ Memory

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Offered as a celebration of C. S. Lewis’ work on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, C. S. Lewis: In Memoriam promises to be a very good conference. Sponsored by the New York C. S. Lewis Society and the new Sheen Center , it features Lewis biographer William Griffin, French Lewis . . . . Continue Reading »