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“God’s Jigsaw Puzzle”

This Friday, Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim – the most joyous day of our ancient calendar.  Oddly enough, this year’s festival sends messages with special relevance to the fraught, anxious American moment we...

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TIGER KING’s Unsavory Portrait and Typical Blindspot

The Netflix series TIGER KING drew 35 million viewers in its first 10 days of release, likely qualifying as the most successful documentary in television or movie history. Producer-director Eric Goode presents a rich cast of indescribably...

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Three Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis

— By Diane Medved —   In the midst of the frightening coronavirus crisis, I saw so many heartening acts of kindness:   Two neighbors brought folding chairs and sat in a driveway 10 feet from an elderly woman living alone,...

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The Evidence for Faith

I recently received an e-mail from a thoughtful listener who challenged my commitment to faith and God. “You’re a smart person,” she wrote, “who emphasizes evidence and logic. How then, can you give such importance in your life to...

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The Lingering Faith in Faith

For sixty years, Gallup has asked about public attitudes toward faith, giving respondents a clear choice: “Do you believe that religion can answer all or most of today’s problems, or that religion is largely old-fashioned and...

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“Too Christian GOP” vs. “Diverse Democrats”?

Liberals regularly attack the Republican Party as too white, too rich, too male and too old. But the New York Times recently slammed Congressional Republicans as much too Christian. Of 293 Republicans in the House and Senate, 291 identify...

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Is Congress Unfairly Dominated by Christians?

A recent New York Times headline clearly intended to alarm readers. “The New Congress is 91% Christian,” the newspaper declared. “That’s barely budged since 1961.” Since “the percentage of Christians among the United States...

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How Faith Improves Sex—and Vice Versa

For 30 years, social science has shown that religion is good for sex: long-term couples who attend religious services regularly and say they are serious about scriptural teaching, report that they enjoy both more active and more satisfying...

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