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Justice: Satisfied

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The big question on the Christian blogosphere has been whether it was appropriate for Americans—Christian Americans, specifically—to celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death.In one sense it’s moot. The celebrations two nights ago were spontaneous and immediate outpourings of deeply . . . . Continue Reading »

In loco parentis, 2011

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Bullying is being purged from college campuses, says David Hacker, in a blog post dated yesterday. At first it sounds a lot like what my parents taught me: treat others civilly. But there’s a twist there:As USA Today reports, “civility” policies and programs are cropping up at . . . . Continue Reading »

What’s a Congregation Worth?

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From Christianity Today: What’s a Congregation Worth? One non-religious researcher’s best estimate for First Baptist Church, Philadelphia: $6 million in value to the community, almost ten times its annual budget. “Later studies may find even higher . . . . Continue Reading »