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In his book, Dancing to My Death, Daniel O’Leary writes, “… that we grow by subtraction is a hard lesson to learn.”

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For decades, Southern Baptist leaders rolled their eyes whenever there were headlines about clergy sexual abuse cases.

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Every fall, the Benedictine sisters offer a special presentation at Benedictine College called The Fellin Lecture. Its purpose is to bring a noted female speaker to campus. The talks have featured writers, scientists, visual artists, theologians and social justice advocates.

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When they set out to find growing mainline churches, sociologist David Haskell and historian Kevin Flatt did the logical thing: They asked leaders of four key Canadian denominations to list their successful congregations.

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If newcomers walk into a Protestant church on Sunday and hear an organ playing, and see hymnals, the odds are good that between 50 and 250 people will be in the pews.

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I recently had a conversation in which I was asked what I made of the huge spike in the number of movies about comic book superheroes.

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Americans who have been paying attention to arguments about religion in recent years know that two statistics have caused the most chatter in the digital public square, as well as coverage in the old-school press.

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While the people of the United States wrap up their summer with the celebration of Labor Day, the sisters at the Mount have their own ritual for the end of the summer.

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In last week’s column, I shared some of my reflections for the retreat on humility that I gave last weekend.