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“What they claim, in fact, is innocence.”

"They said father didn't keep his Life Insurance paid up!"—advertisement for Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Truth-Telling in Vulgaria

Questions for Kathryn Joyce, who bursts the international Christian adoption bubble in her new book, The Child Catchers.

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A Little Song I Wrote

People won’t buy Bobby McFerrin’s new album if they think he’s a Jesus freak. I was called upon to testify.

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The Day U.S. Evangelicalism Died

As reported in Religion Dispatches, on December 16th, 2012, U.S. evangelicalism uttered its last breath. On this day, Fox News pundit Mike Huckabee (a.k.a. Mr. “More Conversation, Less Confrontation”) joined…

"A poverty that would keep us free."

Beware of Christmas Stories

Alternet has a sobering followup to the heartwarming story about the NY City policeman who gave the homeless man a pair of boots. As reported in the New York Times,…

Killing the Buddha

#radicalfeministthemes

The Vatican has announced a crackdown on US sisters, who, amongst other offenses like running hospitals and educating countless children and young adults, are possibly guilty of promoting “radical feminist…

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Getting the Christ Out of Christmas

What would Jesus do with leftovers?

Photo courtesy of Bradford Daly.

Strangers In The Bible Belt and The Holy Land

Immigration legislation in Alabama and Israel.

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Jesus, PI, and the Case of the Liberating Curse

Speaking in riddles and a four-letter finale.

From the 2011 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Photo from the Philly Broadcaster.

Reporter in Transition

Initial reflections from the 2011 Philadelphia TransHealth Conference.

Hildegard von Bingen.

Tongues of Fire

A Pentecost revival song.

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Hollywood Messes with Christianity, Too

In another letter about Eric Scott’s “Valhal-Mart,” Alexandra Erin writes: I really have to disagree with the contention near the end of Eric Scott’s posting “Valhal-Mart”. While it must be…

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“Dance with the Saints” Friday Night

There’s a dance party happening in the undercroft of New Haven’s St. Paul and St. James Church: American Revolutionary David Wooster raises the roof with Joan of Arc; J.S. Bach leaps…

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Lent: Season of Our Hypocrisy

From to-do lists to angels in the wilderness.

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Taking the Christ Out of Christmas

My brother and I got into a fight at the Christmas dinner table. This year it wasn’t our usual conservative-vs.-liberal spat, over homosexuality or abortion. (My brother is a Bible-believing…

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The Condition of the Possibility of Being Post-Christian Christian

All you emergent-church lovers and haters out there, you’ll love this. (H/t Fr. Bill.)

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I Pledge Allegiance to the Christian Flag?

Flags get people all bent out of shape, that’s for sure. They will kill and die to defend them and freak out if you let them touch the ground and…

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The Heart of Dixie in Jerusalem

What does college football have to do with the Holy Land? The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide, the third-ranked Southeastern Conference team that just beat Duke 62 to 13, has an…