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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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Wedding tape doomed Father John Cunningham who allowed Anglican priest

June 28, 2006 – 2:49 pm |

The video camera never blinks, and what it records can sink even a good priest. Amid the swirl of concurrent controversies in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in recent years has been …

Should prayer lists tell whats ailing Ed?

June 27, 2006 – 11:30 am |

Open a weekend church bulletin or the monthly or weekly newsletter (paper or on-line), and you probably will find a prayer list: The folks in the congregation for whom everyone is asked to focus their …

Baby Boomers and a loss of hope

June 26, 2006 – 2:59 pm |

We’ll never live to see it is a common phrase. We spout that when talking about ideas for change that are far too ambitious for the reality at hand. When I was younger, I …

Centuries-late apologies fall on dead ears

June 23, 2006 – 11:42 am |

What are the planets current religions doing these days for which their future leaders will have to apologize? Seems they could look at what they are doing now, make reforms and adjustments and …

Shame on Las Vegas school officals for banning valedictorian’s speech hailing God

June 22, 2006 – 8:07 am |

Back in 1964 when I was valedictorian of my small Iowa high school class of 47 students, it wasnt the school districts practice for the top student to give a speech. Sometimes, I wonder …

Finding faith and fellowship in cul-de-sacs

June 21, 2006 – 4:15 pm |

I dont see evidence of it, but the folks touting the house church movement say it has taken off. They assert sharply more families are giving up pews and the view …

Avoiding church is an adventure lost

June 20, 2006 – 1:01 pm |

I recently overhead a colleague end a discussion with someone with the words, "and thats why I dont go to church. I didn’t hear the first part of the conversation, but her last remarks caught …

Southern Baptists ban booze again

June 16, 2006 – 4:08 pm |

Southern Baptists are hitting the liquor again. Theres plenty of booze in the Bible, plenty of brew swallowed by the storied patriarchs of the Good Book. But Southern Baptists arent impressed. At their …

Bill Moyers brings religious ideas to life

June 15, 2006 – 3:50 pm |

As I meet and interview people of faith — trained clergy and laity — I consciously and unconsciously size them up on their intellects. Has education and rigorous intellectual training shaped what …

Catholics lose pluck of Mary Jo West

June 14, 2006 – 3:25 pm |

The Roman Catholic Church of Phoenix on Friday loses its classy spokeswoman, Mary Jo West. After a fast three years as the public information officer for the diocese — being the face and voice …