The BackShop Journal

A Web Magazine of Arts, Culture and Orthodox Christian Spirituality

  • Where Will Zion Go?

    Zion Williamson, a high school basketball phenom, is thinking. He is pondering. Zion and his family, especially his stepdad, who is his main advisor, are weighing options. They know the mood of thousands of fans across the US depend on their decision. A total of 22 universities from the country h...
  • Minnesota Timberwolves, the New Contender in the House

    The result of more than a few blockbuster trades in the NBA this summer is several super teams in the league. If we don't count the Golden State Warriors, who had already become a super team with the addition of Kevin Durant last year, we now have at least three more teams with at least two super st...
  • Novak Djokovic: Hostility and Defiance

    Two days ago, the former number one tennis player Novak Djokovic announced he will sit out the rest of the season. The announcement comes after an apparent 18-month struggle with a lingering elbow injury. The arrival of his second child this coming September and a burnout from playing on top level f...
  • Gamecock Fans Have Finally Something to Talk About

    Have you ever heard about "the Chicken Curse"? It's the inability of the University of South Carolina sports teams to do something great despite hefty investments. Well, it's finally over. Women won the basketball NCAA tournament this year, and the men went all the way to the Final Four.  It...
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Voltaire and the Battle for Religious Tolerance
François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), better known by his nom de plume Voltare, was one of the intellectual driving forces that lead to the French Revolution (1789-1799). A writer, historian and philosopher of the French Enlightenment, he is famous for his attacks on the established Catholic Church and...
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