Illustration by Jeffrey J. Smith

What about that empty tomb?

Q&A | Thinking deeply about faith
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/26/20, 01:39 pm

Jon Meacham, 50 years old, was managing editor and then editor of Newsweek from 1996 to 2010. He holds an endowed chair at Vanderbilt University and has received a Pulitzer Prize and eight honorary doctorates. His latest book is The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus From the Cross. Here are edited excerpts of our pre-Easter conversation.

Did you major in English at the University of the South (Sewanee) because you wanted to be a writer?

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Sharon Dierberger

Inmates for the press

Media | For 133 years, The Prison Mirror has provided Minnesota prisoners a place for creativity, learning, and inspiration
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 3/12/20, 04:25 pm

Inside an office room in Bayport, three men in jeans and casual shirts swivel on rolling orange chairs, conferring with each other, answering questions, and occasionally turning back toward large computer screens. Books and periodicals surround them. Upbeat music plays softly in the background.

Outside the office, barred doors, massive exterior walls, and guard towers reveal its surprising location: the inside of a maximum security prison. 

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite (file)

Rush Limbaugh diagnosed with lung cancer

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/04/20, 11:30 am

“I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you,” conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his Monday program. Limbaugh, 69, said two medical institutions confirmed his diagnosis of advanced lung cancer in late January. The broadcaster has been an influential voice on the right for decades after starting his first radio program in 1988.

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