The busy-ness of Monday deadlines kept me from publishing yesterday’s post, but the fact is I just don’t have any mail for the Monday mailbag. I guess I need to talk to both of my readers about sending some in. I’m happy to report, however, that there’s plenty of material for the Tuesday linkfest, so let’s jump right in.

that debunks the foolish but common claim that most wars are caused by religion.Pretty much the only way to uphold the “most wars are caused by religion” canard is to define lust for land, riches, power and control as somehow religious.  Along a related line, Matt Walsh remarks that “

.” And since we’re on the topic of the world, let’s not let the vicissitudes of news cycles allow us to forget the huge, ongoing scandals facing our country such as the

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. As always, Jeff Weddle’s work is worth reading. Here are a couple of the latest: “

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.” One more writing on Christian discipleship worth reading is Dan Edelen’s “

” Finally, this article from the New York Times  is fascinating, and potentially extraordinarily important:

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