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Secrets of the Spiritual Paparazzi
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Some people follow pop-star celebrities. I follow spiritual writers. Some people follow pop-star celebrities. I follow spiritual writers. Rather than tracking news about Lady G ...

Miley Cyrus, the VMAs, Sex, and Moral Outrage
Originally Posted: 08/29/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Maybe the answer isn’t in getting caught up in moral outrage, but rather to move away from feeling scandalized and towards feelings of compassion. I didn’t watch the Video Music ...

Paula Deen: Scapegoat du Jour?
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Extreme polarization like this is a symptom that scapegoating is underway, so I suggest everyone take a deep breath and back away from the deep fat fryer while I offer a few scapegoating observations. ...

Celebrity, Identity, and Angelina Jolie's Medical Choice
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 8:00am | Type: Blog

I don’t feel scandalized or in a position to judge. She made a personal decision and because she’s a personage she went public with it; it’s as simple as that. On Tuesday,  Angel ...

Beneath the Stereotypes, a Stressful Life for Preachers’ Kids
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

The day Franklin Graham was born, he received a telegram. “Welcome to this sin-sick world,” the Western Union message said, “and to the challenge you have to walk in your daddy’s footsteps.” ...

Jeremy Lin and the 'Messiah Formula'
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

The question all this raises for me is: What’s behind our tendency to make messiahs out of people? There’s is actually a bit of a formula to it, stretching all the way back to the days of Jesus. ...