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In My Experience, Evangelicalism Has Always Been About the Dollar Bills

Churches are increasingly run like mega-corporations. Is it so much to ask to provide measurable community services?<p>Joel Osteen was likely an unfamiliar name for most non-Christians until late August.<p>That was when the Lakewood Church pastor—who owns a $10-million mansion and resembles a mixture of …

Getting to Know the Bathtub Marys of Somerville, Massachusetts

A local anthropologist has spent a decade photographing the unlikely statues.<p>Somerville, Massachusetts doesn’t attract many pilgrims. Spend enough …

The United States Flag at the Front of YOUR Church is Blasphemous

May 27, 2017 by Jeff Hood<p>*Originally Published May 2014<p>A United States soldier processed the flag of the United States of America in to our sanctuary …

Faith

Spain's Moriscos: a 400 year old Muslim tragedy is a story for today

Matthew Carr, the author of Blood and Faith, explains how the plight of the Moriscos, driven from their home country as detested aliens, has urgent lessons for our own age<p>I first heard about the expulsion of the 17th-century Spanish Muslims known as Moriscos back in 1992, when I was living in …

What are we praying for when we pray the ‘Our Father?’

Jesus urges us to address God “When you pray, pray like this.”<p>The Our Father is an old familiar friend to us. It may have been the first full …

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Girls of Paradise, an escort site where the girls are dead, reveals the brutal reality of prostitution

Feeling lonely? Want some fun? Visit Girls Of Paradise escort site with its wide selection of scantily clad women and pay them for sex.<p>Click on …

Steve Bannon’s war with Islam: Trump may not even understand his adviser’s apocalyptic vision | Salon.com

There seems to be considerable urgency right now to enshrine Donald Trump’s Islamophobia into law. Talk of an immigration ban, a Muslim registry and even internment camps once sounded like the machinations of a spray-tanned salesman looking to indulge the electorate’s need for a good villain …

Donald Trump

What History Can Tell Us About the Fallout From Restricting Immigration

In the days since the White House announced restrictive new travel and refugee resettlement regulations, stories of the Executive Order’s harm to …

Immigration