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Welcome to Berlin

Unlike Krakow, which is quaint and picturesque despite being a city of 750,000 people, everything about Berlin is big and imposing. Like Krakow, Berlin has had its experiences with “Ruin and Revival,” the theme of our seminar. As we will … Continue reading

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Notes from Hell: A visit to Auschwitz, Part 1

“The words of our prayers are different, but our tears are the same.” —Abraham Joshua Heschel in God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism. I wonder if the sun ever shines on Auschwitz. It certainly didn’t on the … Continue reading

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A sense of who you are

Who am I? Individuals, and even nations, face such questions of identity at some point in their existence. And the answers help give purpose and meaning to that existence. Pretty deep stuff for an old sportswriter to be contemplating, but … Continue reading

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Speak the truth in love: a conference on faith and communications

The great thing about being a college professor is that, in addition to playing the role of teacher, you still get to be a student. I get to read and write about things that interest me and find that there’s … Continue reading

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