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Did the Prosperity Gospel help cause the Great Recession?
January 22, 2010 – 11:06 pm | Comments Off

Image credit: Mark Peterson/Redux. From the Atlantic Monthly. I’ve been thinking about this question ever since I ran across Hanna Rosin’s article on the topic in The Atlantic .

Public confession as ‘atonement': Mark McGwire, Andre Agassi, and now Tiger Woods
December 1, 2009 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off

Andre Agassi’s honest attempt at “atonement,” in book form Will he talk or won’t he? Itis a question St.

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The Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel, and Stanley Hauerwas – 20 years later
November 18, 2009 – 5:26 pm | Comments Off

Vaclav Havel, center in red scarf, placing a candle at a Prague commemoration of the Velvet Revolution (Petr David Josek/AP) The New York Times did a nice retrospective yesterday on Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution on its 20th anniversary. I was 15 years old when the Berlin Wall fell along with all the other Eastern European dominoes that fell in its wake.

Leonardo da Vinci, He Qi, and indigenous art
November 8, 2009 – 9:49 am | Comments Off

"The Risen Lord" by He Qi When the artist He Qi visited the Concordia Seminary campus recently, he told the following story about the artwork above, “The Risen Lord.” A church in China commissioned the work from He Qi for their sanctuary without any strings attached.

Jaroslav Pelikan on “The need for creeds”
October 25, 2009 – 7:40 pm | Comments Off

Jaroslav Pelikan This morning, NPR’s “Speaking of Faith” replayed an interview with the late, great Jaroslav Pelikan on creeds and how they function within religious belief.

The art of He Qi is now in St. Louis
October 21, 2009 – 3:16 pm | Comments Off

Awhile back, I wrote here about the Chinese artist He Qi . Near the end I mentioned that “there’s a chance we may be bringing his work to campus for an exhibition in the fall.” Several commented that they hoped it would come to pass.