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Hello Cruel World

September 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on Hello Cruel World · Faith and the City

One afternoon this past summer, I walked into the living room to find my 15-year-old in tears. Izzy was holding a historical novel she had been reading all day.”What’s up?” I asked. She explained that the novel took place during the reign of Henry VIII. The two main characters were a young man and a […]

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Why Do People Come to Church on Christmas Eve?

December 22nd, 2010 · 10 Comments · Faith and the City

Hey good readers, I am excited. The Wall Street Journal is going to run an opinion piece by me (Welcome, Once-a-Year Parishioners!) in tomorrow’s paper (December 23, 2010).  Here’s the text of it.  As is usually the case, I did not get to choose the title. Welcome, Once-a-Year Parishioners! by Scott Black Johnston The Wall Street […]

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