04-26-2002





























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  • Lament for Christian unity
  • To seem the stranger lies my lot, my life...
  • Putting virginity in its place
  • A couple of weeks ago we attended the Reformed Engaged Encounter held at Camp Geneva. Though we went into it with our best attempt at a positive attitude, we realized two important things. First, a wedding is only a day, but Reformed Engaged Encounter lasts a lifetime. Second, and more important to the wider Calvin community, Christians tend to ignore the problematic aspects of physical intimacy, including the ambiguous nature of virginity....
  • Dissent: Canadian patriotism runs deep
  • I write in response to the April 12 article ``Hollow Canadian Patriotism.'' Upon reading this unappreciative Canadian's view on my country, I was, to say the least, appalled. Not by the fact that perhaps this fellow has a point, but rather at the fact that he would take the easy way out. Before I am accused of being one of these ``ultrapatriotic'' Canadians who refuses to see the light, let me explain myself. ...
  • Why 'family values' are un-Calvinist
  • One of our country's biggest problems is family values. I don't mean the lack of them, I mean the promotion of them. That's not an argument you'll hear a lot around here, where people are religious and proper and are on the mailing list for Focus on the Family....
  • Goodbye to all that
  • Upon leaving the trenches of World War I, filled with the bodies of various nations fighting over now seemingly insignificant pieces of dirt, Robert Graves wrote his great work ``Goodbye to All That.'' The book came out in 1929, and since its release has come to symbolize the failure and stupidity of the ``war to end all wars.''...