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On Being a Conservative Atheist
My Sunday print column this week was a rebuttal to certain North Dakota lawmakers who thought an effort to overturn the state's blue laws was a plot by atheists to promote the downfall of the American...
3/20/17 at 8:53 AM Video: Bill Allowing Prayer at North Dakota High School Playoff Games Passes State House 2/15/17 at 10:34 AM
My Southern Experience: Religion (& Politics) and the South
The South is religious, right? That's the stereotype. Maybe it's only in appearance. An attendee at my presentation in Minneapolis theorized that Minnesotans are just as religious. But they're Luthe...
12/18/16 at 2:43 PM Ayla Travels the World, Part 6: A Christian’s Insights on Muslim Egypt 7/31/16 at 7:49 AM
Religion in Uganda: I Visit a Temple and a Mosque 2/8/15 at 11:37 AM
The Utility of Well-Placed Guilt.
One of my most common disclaimers when I meet new folks is that one of my parents was raised Jewish and the other was raised Catholic, hence I am "half Jewish/half Catholic - which equalstwice the gui...
7/24/16 at 11:57 AM United We Stand, Divided We Fall. 7/12/16 at 10:15 AM
"Wir sind das Volk" als illegale Ansage?
"Wir sind das Volk!-" literally translated as We are the People: A phrase that is universal. We stand together as one group, one republic, to all mankind. Although its origins date back to the ti...
2/22/16 at 1:12 PM Weimar Rendezvous 2015 11/24/15 at 10:51 AM
In School in Germany: Teaching Latin 8/7/14 at 3:00 AM
Silent weekends offer retreat from the noise of a busy world
LAKE ELMO, Minn. -- After three days of silence, Mike Seifert says, the return to normalcy can be jarring. Seifert spends one weekend a year in silent retreat at the Demontreville Jesuit Retreat Hous...
2/8/16 at 1:44 PM Catholic Diocese of Duluth files for bankruptcy 12/8/15 at 11:10 AM
Christmas letter to Dave
Dear Dave, Merry Christmas, Dave! I wanted to create a metaphor for Christmas and one came to me this week. When I chose to love my wife and later marry I gave her a ring. Lisa and I celebrate ou...
12/19/15 at 8:27 AM I want my Christmas back 12/8/15 at 6:22 PM
Christmas Songs 12/6/15 at 9:01 AM
UND Professor Weinstein to participate in discussion on Adam Smith, father of modern capitalism, in Norway
Dr. Jack Weinstein, professor of philosophy and director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at the University of North Dakota, will present a research paper and participate in discussion...
8/12/15 at 1:06 PM UND philosophy and religion professor presents paper in Thailand 8/3/15 at 3:23 PM
UND guest post: Can we be happy before we reach our goals? 12/12/12 at 11:24 AM
Faces of the Boom: Priest help fulfill spiritual needs of a growing community
Kathleen J. Bryan Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Rev. Biju Antony was called to serve God when he was just 16. The youngest of seven children, he was inspired by his mother and the priests...
2/2/15 at 10:27 AM Faces of the Boom: Pastor’s street ministry helps newcomers to ND 6/21/13 at 11:59 PM
Williston leaders reject request for concealed weapons in church 3/27/13 at 6:00 AM
Marching for life: 2 Trinity students walk at front of of 750,000 during pro-life rally
Quinnlyn Nelson said it took her a while Thursday to grasp the scope of the moment. Nelson and fellow Trinity High School senior Brittany Berger were among a select few students from North Dakota Cat...
1/23/15 at 12:35 AM
Moving beyond drugs to find health
GLOW IMAGES As summer slips away again, Im reminded of how walking along the seashore listening to the continuous sound of crashing surf can clear our head and allow fresh perspectives. In the local...
9/18/14 at 8:41 AM
Anti-Religious Bias in the Workplace (Academic and Otherwise)
One thing I have encountered during my time in academia was an anti-religious affiliation bias. That is, it wasn't the study of religion per se that was the problem (the American Academy of Religion, ...
6/23/14 at 8:46 AM Mainline Decline: What Lessons are There? 5/6/14 at 3:39 PM
Leaving the Orthodox Church 3/24/14 at 11:29 PM
Calling all church bulletins, company newsletters, etc.: Here's an easy way to help Big Brothers Big Sisters
Please help! We're looking for company newsletters, church bulletins, community publications, e-newsletters, etc. where we can place information about the need for Big Brothers! We typically have ...
6/17/14 at 9:13 AM
Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC Launches Faith in Fargo Moorhead Web Page
The Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC has launched a Faith in Fargo Moorhead website page highlighting the various religious and faith-based options in the Fargo Moorhead Metro. The webpage was built in res...
3/11/14 at 8:03 AM
Religion and the Internet: Huffington Post Editor to Speak at Concordia
Concordias Forum on Faith and Life welcomes the Rev. Paul Raushenbush to campus to speak about religion, interfaith and the Internet. Raushenbush met with a small group of faculty, staff and students...
3/5/13 at 4:57 PM (Almost) Road Kill: A Paperback Miracle 9/7/12 at 8:44 AM
Students Attend Interfaith Institute 2/16/12 at 3:01 PM
Writing About Writing (and Religion)
Not to be hopelessly twee or self-referential here, but I've noticed a buildup of journalism- and media-related links building up here on my browser, starting with a couple of things about religion re...
6/18/12 at 12:26 PM Building Roses and Hammered Dulcimers 6/1/12 at 7:16 PM
Feedback Feedback... Loop Loop? 1/4/10 at 9:34 AM