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November 7, 2011 – 5:05 am |

More than a century ago Leo Tolstoy wrote about a greedy farmer in his tale, “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” This farmer was discontent with his life because he never seemed to have …

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Bahai Faith needs to raise its profile

July 28, 2006 – 5:12 pm |

The Baha’i Faith is not well-known. It falls into those diffused world religions that often lack the critical mass in membership to raise their profile and actively work to tell their stories however …

‘God or The Girl DVD, a tool for Catholic men

July 27, 2006 – 11:23 am |

The options presented in the title are so stark: God or The Girl. The once-shown five-part series on Arts & Entertainment cable channel is now being marketed as a DVD and can be a …

Churches’ place in eminent domain battle

July 26, 2006 – 1:58 pm |

Walking through the canyons of skyscrapers in the heart of Americas largest cities, we occasionally come upon a small church. It is dwarfed by the towering structures that block out the sunshine, but it …

Dean book takes hard look at authoritys grip

July 25, 2006 – 2:55 pm |

I just finished reading John Deans latest book, Conservatives Without Conscience, a revealing look at the authoritarian personality and what kind of a person is an easy, blind follower of authority. It reaffirmed …

Surveys show reach of Christian media

July 24, 2006 – 1:07 pm |

Pity todays pastors, their desks piled high with magazines, books, reports, computer printouts and mail on countless programs that will make their ministry rock. Their bookshelves can rarely handle their stock, and often sidetables and …

Tempe Humanitarian George Overby hammered it home for Habitat for Humanity

July 22, 2006 – 3:14 pm |

Humanitarian George Overby died July 19 in Tempe at the age of 83. One of the towering greats of University Presbyterian Church, the retired civil engineer lent his considerable skills to many works, especially Habitat …

Fertility may ensure traditionalists dominion

July 21, 2006 – 4:34 pm |

Youd have to be a amoral misfit or someone badly burned in the realm of faith to dismiss religion and its infinite dimensions. It is hard to ever be bored by where it fits into …

Make pennies automatic gift to charities

July 20, 2006 – 3:22 pm |

Across the top of the penny, it states, In God We Trust. If Arizona Congressman John Kolbe gets his way and the penny is retired, we are going to have to trust retailers and …

Faith community lackluster in telling its story

July 19, 2006 – 12:25 pm |

The faith community, in all candor, is pretty inept with media. Most congregations fumble the ball. There isnt even a consistent pattern of generating news for external consumption for those outside the walls of …

Bleak numbers in new U.S. Catholic report

July 18, 2006 – 6:58 pm |

U.S. Catholic numbers are out, and they show a pattern of grim decline in most areas including infant and adult baptisms, priest ordinations, marriages, confirmations and first communions. Even the total Catholic population may be …