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Leroy Huizenga is chair of the department of theology and director of the Christian Leadership Center at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. His personal website is

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Listening to Young Atheists

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Larry Taunton, executive director of the Fixed Point Foundation , reports on the findings of a project involving interviewing college students belonging to Secular Student Alliances and Freethought Societies: Using the Fixed Point Foundation website, email, my Twitter, and my Facebook page, we . . . . Continue Reading »

Pope Benedict to Resign February 28

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Pope Benedict has announced he will resign the papacy effective February 28: Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my . . . . Continue Reading »

Ban Contraception?

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“Ban Contraception?” the banner ad said, urging viewers to click it in order to tell Congress to “support women’s health!” The suggestion that cultural conservatives want to make birth control illegal is risible. Most social conservatives, being Evangelicals, have zero problem with contraception whatsoever, and those Catholics who obey the Church’s teaching on contraception make zero effort to outlaw it… . Continue Reading »