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Truth Encounters

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. If your name is Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, you need a good nickname. For most of his life, the tall, thin Wainwright, a career military officer, was called “Skinny.”  He liked it. His greatest honor – being named supreme commander of the Allied troops in the Philippines early in 1942 – was also equivalent… Read more »

Laughing at the Devil

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Some subjects are just too painful, too controversial, or too recent to make people laugh. Surely Adolph Hitler is near the top of that list. But that didn’t stop actor and director Mel Brooks from satirizing Nazi Germany just 22 years after the collapse of the Third Reich at the end of World War II. In his 1967 movie The… Read more »