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Receding Waters?

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In his Erasmus lecture ( featured in the current issue of First Things ), “Christianity Face to Face with Islam,” Robert Louis Wilken makes a generalization that seems unassailably true: Most of the territories that were Christian in the year 700 are now Muslim. Nothing similar has . . . . Continue Reading »

The Hidden-Purpose Driven Presidency

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Many conservatives hope political pressure will force Obama to move to the center. There’s indeed good reason to expect that he will pursue a moderate economic and foreign policy, but he seems wholly set on preserving and strengthening the Roe regime and supporting other socially liberal . . . . Continue Reading »

Operation Messiah

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Only the infinite God can compass Man’s infinite idiocy. “Diogenes” presents us with this choice cut of scholarly nonsense : The head of the history department at Virginia Military Institute suggests that the Apostle Paul may have been spying for the Romans. Rose Mary Sheldon, the . . . . Continue Reading »