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A Cell in Your Liver

In response to Arthur Goldwag’s “Why I Don’t Pray,” juniper from Vancouver posed a bit of a challenge: do you really think that a cell in your liver has no…

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The Masons Are Still Segregated?

Much of the response to my article from last week on Dan Brown and Freemasonry has focused on the questions of race in the fraternity. As one reader said of…

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Could It Be True?

About an hour ago we received an important announcement in the mailbag from Peter Kleissner: Life is beautiful Can you get behind him on this one? Let us know.

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Jesus Trained for Afghanistan

We recently received an intriguing series of messages from Jesus, in the person of a German named Ralph Schulze: “Jesus” to “Killing the Buddha,” 9/17: As you see here: http://www.jesus-rueckkehr.info/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=1408…

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“They exploited in us what is great about us”

I’ve been getting a lot of reader mail since my book, The Family, hit the bestseller lists this summer. Most of it is simple, some of it is thoughtful, and…

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Evangelical = Conservative?

In response to John D. Boy’s piece Icons of the New Evangelicalism that we ran on Monday, Mike Brislen wrote in from Pennsylvania: I find the grouping of Brian McClaren,…

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Bring Us Your Loud, Your Brash, Your Foolish

In response to John D. Boy’s piece, Icons of the New Evangelicalism, this morning, Bruce Illig writes in: Mr. Boy, I think it would be a grave mistake to assume…

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Speck, Meet Log

In response to Becky Garrison’s recent dispatch, “Who Will Save Manhattan?” KtB contributor Daniel Silliman wrote in with a livid reply that takes on not only Becky but the culture…

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The Practice of Questioning

This came in a letter from Bruce Illig: Hello Editors,  I just finished Jeff’s book [The Family], and had to subscribe to your site’s newsletter and become a facebook fan…

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Universality in Fiction

In response to David Plante’s “The Meaning of Rain,” from his ongoing series Essential Stories, reader Jennifer Capo writes: It’s an interesting point that you bring up about trusting the…

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Content to Find the Planet Mysterious and Beautiful

Peter Bebergal’s new piece on KtB, “Bedtime Stumblings,” has prompted a number of reactions. Over on our Facebook page, where some of our most vibrant discussions have been lately (become…

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Atheism in Proper Proportion

Lynne writes to us with an interesting comment. I am a bit puzzled about the nature of your Blog.  I subscribed b/c I thought your blog would be basically athiest…

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Language the Soul Speaks

This just arrived from reader Kate: Thanks to Ms. Markey and to your blog for publishing “Religious Education.” I read this article at work and wept in my cubicle. You’ve…

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Nuanced Beauty

The letters come tumbling in from all directions. Ryan Georgioff finally finds us: I have been searching desperately for people like you. For people who see beauty in life, but…

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KtB: Above Deepak Chopra

TJ Vazquez writes: I just wanted to say that I think KtB is amazing. I saw Believer, Beware at Barnes and Noble. It was hilarious to me that in the…

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Silly Beliefs

Gunther Dawn writes: In the otherwise brilliant introduction to Believer Beware, Jeff Sharlet glibly overstuffs the following Straw Man of false equivalence: “It is not enough for the new atheists…

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Enjoy the Chaos (more from the mailbag)

The Sunday morning post has arrived, readers writing emails from their ethereal locations, connecting to us and, so we can share and share alike, now with you. One came to…

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Underneath the Bravado (Letters to KtB)

In response to “Michael Jackson, Mark Sanford, & the Synagogue of Satan,” Eric Reed writes: Jeff got it all wrong! It’s not that the Family are the replacement Jews, it’s…