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What Catholics Can Learn About Islam from a Former Muslim

Many Catholics look upon Islam as an ally in the struggle against militant secularism. Since Muslims are opposed to permissiveness, pornography, same-sex “marriage,” and other aspects of the secularist agenda, many Catholics assume that they must share similar values about marriage and sexuality. But this is not the case. The Islamic emphasis on modesty and [...]

Christian, Muslim, or Secular Neighbors—Does It Matter?

During the Second World War, C.S. Lewis gave a series of radio talks that were to become the bestseller known as Mere Christianity. In his introduction, Lewis says his purpose is to “explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.” Lewis skirts issues that have divided Protestants [...]

The Gospel According to Lewis?

C. S. Lewis is big business these days, but is the new "Lewis Bible" taking things a bit too far? The Lewis Bible, available in cloth (18,000 copies sold since its November debut) or leather (6,000), shares a recycling genre with “A Year with C. S. Lewis,” a collection of 365 Lewis readings, which since [...]

Friday Free-for-All: August 6

A few links to get the day started: Today is the 65th anniversary of the A-bomb drop on Hiroshima, and for the first time, America has sent an envoy to be part of the memorial services in Japan. Ambassador John Roos is attending to help advance the cause of nuclear disarmament: "For the sake of [...]

How to Talk to an Atheist about Christianity

Once upon a time, not so long ago, atheism was the belief system that dared not speak its name. Even the most ardent skeptic paid lip service to faith, or at least to the blessings that mankind derived from it. But that's not the case anymore. Atheism is a strong and growing influence in our [...]

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