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Weekly Wrap 9.5.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

1. Almost Like the Blues Canadian folk bard Leonard Cohen reads lyrics from one of his latest songs — a gentle, melancholy reflection on life and hope. 2. How Back-to-School Shopping Reinforces Gender Norms ...

See the First-Ever 'Papal High-five'
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A mee ...

Tim Chey's 'Final: The Rapture' Adapts 'Horror Movie' Label
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

The words “Christian” and “horror movie” rarely appear in the same sentence, much less in the same film’s promotional material. The words “Christian” and “horror movie” rarely app ...

Rick Warren, Others, Rent Theaters for Premiere of 'Son of God'
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Christian leaders, including megachurch pastor Rick Warren, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters across 10 cities for the premiere of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s upcoming Jesus film Son ...

Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church Announce Support for Bill to End Sex Trafficking in U.S.
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Days after a cross-country FBI operation arrested 152 sex traffickers across the US, Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, announced his support for a bill in the House of Representa ...

Stale Words in Fresh Tragedies
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

Something happened last week and I still can’t shake the funk of it off me. It happened in Boston and Texas; I saw it in Chicago as well, and the week before in Afghanistan. Last Sunday I tried to be a dutiful ...

Immigration: Joel Osteen Gets Political
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

In an uncharacteristic move, televangelist and bestselling author Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, stepped into the political arena briefly to talk about Alabama's House Bi ...

Asian ? White
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1950943-1,00.html" target="_blank">Articles like this make me want to celebrate and cringe</a>. ...

You Go J-O!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I found out A Night of Hope with Joel &amp; Victoria would be playing in New York City, at the brand new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, I knew I had to attend this concert. (Sorry, but if you ...

Prosperity Preachers and Personal Planks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Yesterday <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89231818">NPR ran a story</a> about the on going Senate investigation of the so-called Grassley Six; Creff ...