Tag Archives: children’s crusade

Paying the Piper

I’m sure you know about the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the fairy tale character who was hired by a town in Germany to use his pipes to lure the rats out of the city and drown them. When the town … Continue reading

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The Crudeness of Crusades

The charge often lobbied against Christians by the rest of us is that so many of them are nothing like Jesus. Not that Jesus was perfect (to my mind, anyway), but it’s hard to totally hate a guy who preached … Continue reading

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