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Views from a Ridge

Cynthia B. Astle

  • Bible Hourglass

    The Fast We Can Choose

    If religion has anything to teach us about the year past and the year before us, it must be that our links to the Divine and between humans need acute attention. Scripture gives us a tool and Lent gives us season for useful reflection. Read more

  • White supremacy

    Begone, White Supremacy!

    Whatever else we might think about the Jan. 6 events in Washington, D.C., one thing is abundantly clear: America’s foundation of white supremacy has been completely unmasked, and no one who claims to follow Jesus can support its continuance. Read more

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Notable Quotes 


"When one’s power, authority, or position is derived from demarcating and defending orthodoxy, then singling out more heretics is always necessary. The status one holds depends on maintaining loyalties and passing purity tests."

– Baptist pastor Brian Kaylor, "The Tragedy of Russell Moore" in Religion & Politics.