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GodsBigBlog: The Hagia Sophia – Where Christianity and Islam Meet

As a Christian living in a mostly Christian country, I’ve never really known how it feels to have one’s faith and its most cherished symbols obliterated by a colonizing force. Until I stepped inside the Hagia Sophia.

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GodsBigBlog: Take a Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel

In the mood for something beautiful? Take a virtual tour of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, complete with musical accompanyment. Hint: Click and move your mouse around the image, then click on the plus or minus signs to get close-ups of the various paintings. Enjoy!

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Books Openers: Harvey Cox — You Don’t Have to Believe to Be a Christian

I’d like to recommend Harvey Cox’s newest book to all my non-believer friends. So many of the sophisticated, highly educated people I know labor under the assumption that they have to believe – to assent intellectually to – the factuality of traditional Christian teaching. They don’t. And here’s why: The idea of a fixed creed to which a true Christian must subscribe dates back, not to the life of Jesus, but to the emperor Constantine.

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