THE FLENSBURG FILES: TRAVELS AND EXPERIENCES GATHERED OF A FORMER MINNESOTAN Genre of the Week: Jesus Freak by DC Talk
This special genre of the week is in connection with the Files' series on Martin Luther and the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses. The Jesus Freak series belongs to this series because of its asp... Posted on 6/8/17 at 9:59 AM
STAFF BLOG SAY ANYTHING BLOG 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... Posted on 3/20/17 at 9:53 AM
THE PERIPHERY 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... Posted on 12/18/16 at 3:43 PM
THE NEW FORTY 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... Posted on 7/24/16 at 12:57 PM
STAFF BLOG FORUM NEWS SERVICE 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... Posted on 2/8/16 at 2:44 PM
ST. PAUL - The Twin Cities archdiocese has released five additional names of clerics with “substantiated” claims of sexual abuse of a minor. Three were priests and two were religious brothers. All but one had been the subject of media reports or claims alleging abuse, and all are now dead.
Emily Gurnon, St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 22, 2014
MOORHEAD – A measure urging Thrivent Financial to rescind restrictions on donations to groups based on their stances on issues such as abortion, sexual orientation or gun control, was passed – barely – by the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
GRAND FORKS – The Rev. Terry Brandt, who has served six years as associate with the bishop of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was elected bishop of the synod on Sunday in Grand Forks.
Pamela Knudson, Forum News Service
May 11, 2014
VATICAN CITY - The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will move a step closer to sainthood in October, the Vatican said on Saturday.
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