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God has his appearances, too
Several media organizations have noted the appearance of Satan in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Well, writes the New York Post's Rod Dreher—there are also signs of victory over the devil. "Two days after the disaster," he writes, "a construction worker found several perfectly formed crosses planted upright in a pit in the rubble of the heavily damaged 6 World Trade Center." Since then, "exhausted and emotionally overwhelmed rescue workers have been flocking to the site to pray and meditate." Frank Silecchia, who found the crosses, explains that they're "just shards of steel that came from the Tower 1 [the north tower], and went right through the roof of Building 6 and destroyed the entire center of it." But they've become much more for the workers and even journalists who've visited. Silecchia is reportedly trying to convince New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani not to demolish the site during the cleanup efforts. (Unfortunately, there's no photo on the Post's Web site. If you find one, e-mail me.)

re:generation quarterly needs to change its name

After the September 11 attacks, magazines around the country scrambled to change their issues. But you wouldn't expect a magazine that only comes out four times a year to address the attacks. So you've got to hand it to the folks over at re:generation quarterly, which put together a Web-only issue by September 17—and it's actually very good. Ironically, the article by editor Andy Crouch (also a CT columnist) uses the opportunity to attack relevancy. "If there is one lesson the church can learn from 11 September, it's the futility of trying to be relevant to the culture," he writes. "How many PowerPoint presentations on the characteristics of—take ...

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