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christopher-cudworth's picture
Apr.20.2014
When the choir opened up a can of whupp-ass Messiah music, tears welled up in the eyes of some in the congregation. There's no escaping that gut-wrenching soprano part, "Lord of Lorrrrrrrdddsss...." So Easter does not go easy on the emotions. There's the Lenten season with all its building drama....
christopher-cudworth's picture
Mar.18.2014
In the 3rd grade my brain was always somewhere else when it came to classroom work. Some of us are wired to daydream and find other things to think about. That made it tough to concentrate on things like math games.  Our 3rd grade teacher liked math games. One day she had us naming...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Mar.01.2013
It is time. No, it is past time. Christians must stop saying the following things. 1. The Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God. It isn't inerrant and not likely even in the "original manuscripts." But then, I cannot say that with absolute certainty, anymore than anyone else can either....
mark-biskeborn's picture
Sep.24.2010
The overwhelming readership of the Left Behind series of novels by Lahaye and Jenkins reveals to what extent our “exceptional” American culture cannot distinguish between reality and illusion. A huge swath of the American public has gone out and bought these and other similar escapist novels by the...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Apr.25.2010
What does it mean to be what easterners describe as awakened, enlightened, transformed, or as the Evangelical Christians say, "born again, saved, and converted?" Who knows?  This much I do know.  Virtually every religious tradition has coined words and concepts to tell the story of their...
amy-king's picture
Dec.09.2009
Ever Hear of “The Family”?  Get Ready… Fear or disinterest?  The powers that be don’t care why we don’t discuss how our oppressions work together to isolate us while sustaining their power and positions, so long as we don’t turn our attentions to them and their puppetry.  Why should you get mixed...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.10.2009
Innocent as only I can be, I was at my last a couple of days ago, keying out priceless words in my attempt to change the world (for the better). "Chime!" goeth the doorbell and thus I repaired to the door. There I encountered two middle-aged ladies dressed in what appeared to be Amish...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Dec.19.2008
Many in the GLBT community are outraged over the choice of Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at Barack Obama’s inauguration.  Certainly Rev. Warren’s homophobic views are no secret. He was a key figure in the success of California’s Proposition  8 that eliminated the right of same-sex...