Swartz guides us down the baby boomer’s memory lane, evoking images of flames in Watts, Newark, and Detroit – and black arm bands and student marches and tear gas and police riots and F-4’s and B-52’s and U.S. marines dodging Hue’s snipers in the ...―
Nancy Sleeth has eaten the fish and spat out the bones. She looks beyond the group's obvious flaws, learns from their attributes and applies their lessons in "Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest For a Slower, Simpler, and More Sustainable Life." The...―
A telling statistic: In 2009, 35 percent of evangelicals identified themselves as Democrats and 34 percent as Republicans. The rest were independents. In other words, most evangelicals aren't even voting in this year's GOP primaries. Another: 64...―
Legends, fables, and myths crumpled beneath a freak October snow storm in Connecticut this past week. Leaf-laden trees fell and yanked wires and plunged vast numbers into a power outage. Tales are told of families braving cold in dark living ...―
Lisa Sharon Harper discusses the historic meaning of "evangelical." Some of this will sound familiar -- conversion to Christ within the context of a Bible-centered faith -- but some will not. Social action was key to such teachers as Charles ...―
The good reverend and television host caught a glimpse of what Martin Luther King and Billy Graham once saw: Endorsing political candidates inflates a Church leader's ego but diminishes his or her influence. We rob ourselves of objectivity. We ...―
A question: Is it necessary to be anti-Palestinian in order to be pro-Israel? Must we always bow before the wishes of a blustering Benjamin Netanyahu, bent as he is on “creating facts” by building more Israeli settlements? It seems the answer ...―
I've been in e-mail contact with Jennifer Bryson after she found my obscure internet rants when Terry Jones threatened to burn the Qur'an. I soon discovered that her education makes mine look like glorified day care: she got a BA after studying...―
Attempts at psychoanalyzing politicians are almost inevitably unfair and fruitless. Their protective smiles halt us at their personality’s foyer. They’re evaluating us: Potential ally? Political friend? Foe? Keep them all close – especially ...―
Deniers of climate change, including many Republican Presidential candidates, often cite statistics promoted in The Great Global Warming Swindle, which premiered in Britain in 2007. I've encountered them myself in several e-mails. Peter Sinclair's...―
Who would have thought a meal can be made out of a simple baked potato then topped with a ...
For the most part, I enjoy clean, healthy eating. I try to stay away from frozen foods and ...
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