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Buddy Holly Remembered

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A friend sent along this email tonight that seemed worth sharing: February 3, 2008 will mark the 49th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s untimely death near the Mason City ,Iowa airport….I mark the day every year and often e mail my […]

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Did Michelangelo NOT Paint the Sistine Chapel?

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A debate suddenly renewed on its 500th anniversary. The world’s great museums are awash in Michelangelo drawings: the consensus among Anglo-American and Italian scholars is that there are around 800 in existence, including those of the Risen Christ and the […]

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Obama and the Family Koran

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Barack Obama to the Christian Broadcast Network today on the robo-calls and emails that kept repeating his name as Barack Hussein Obama and saying he was a Muslim: This is obviously a systematic political strategy by somebody because these e-mails […]

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Feiler Faster Conquers Fox

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More evidence that Feiler Faster is slowly becoming the theme of yet another primary cycle. Momentum Mori: Fred Barnes joins those noting that “momentum” has run out of steam in 2008: The idea of momentum is that you generate support […]

Did a Volcano Causes Noah’s Flood?

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Oh, the science-cause-the-Bible’s-miracles crowd is going to love this. A powerful volcano erupted under the icesheet of West Antarctica around 2,000 years ago and it might still be active today, a finding that prompts questions about ice loss from the […]

New Jersey = Russia?

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As the world markets wince, a startling view of the power of the U.S. economy. Source. [The full map may not appear on all screens, click on the link to see that the New Jersey economy is the size of […]

The Four-Burka Mile

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Is Muslim modest clothing the new killer app in track and field? A high school track star has been disqualified from a meet because officials said the custom-made outfit she wears to conform to her Muslim faith violated competition rules. […]

God in the ’08 Election

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Beliefnet has become the go-to place for provocative, balanced, multi-faith points of view. Now they’re taking a survey. Cast your vote here.

Interfaith Dialogue Goes to College

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And not a moment too soon. After losing out on a $1.5 million chair in Islamic studies last month, Temple University announced it has received a new gift from a local energy executive and former Catholic seminarian to fund a […]

Obama and the Jews

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Finally we are hearing talk about a truce in the battle over race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I don’t buy it, exactly. The Clinton folks have too much too gain by subtly pointing out that race still divides […]

Diana’s Mom Called Her a Whore for “Sleeping with Muslim Men”

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Princess Diana has posthumously entered the interfaith relations debate a decade after her death. The inquest into her death heard that her mother called her a “whore” for “sleeping with Muslim men.” Frances Shand Kydd made the comment when she […]

Did Jesus Have Peanut Allergies?

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As a parent of preschool-age children, I face this all the time. But in the sacrament? The Rev. Bill Miller-Zurell was recently presiding over Communion, moving from congregant to congregant, offering the body, offering the blood, until he got to […]

Zagat Goes to Church

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Food critics. Movie critics. Why not sermon critics? Singing hymns and clasping hands in prayer, they look like regular church-going Christians. But the worshippers at some Sunday services in Britain definitely are not. Instead they are mostly nonbelievers paid $60 […]

Feiler Faster and Hillary Clinton

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It’s worth nothing that the Feiler Faster Thesis was coined eight years ago this week following John McCain’s stunner victory in the NH primary over George W. Bush. (Week here is definted in political terms, not calendrical ones, meaning it […]

The Ron Paul Letters

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Suddenly he’s not so cute and clever anymore. TNR uncovers a trove of old Paul newsletters that suggest the TX congressman harbors “decades worth of obsession with conspiracies, sympathy for the right-wing militia movement, and deeply held bigotry against blacks, […]

Vertical Politics

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Daniel Rodosh explores the hidden mean of Huckabee’s “vertical politics” phrase. The phrase is Christianese. And while it’s used in a variety of contexts, it’s most commonly applied to distinguish one type of contemporary Christian music — the type that […]

Just Desserts

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Looks like someone is going to get a sweet settlement in her future (with a bit of pureed spinach tucked inside). An author today sued Jerry Seinfeld’s wife for allegedly plagiarizing a cookbook she wrote and also accused the comedian […]

God is in the Shoulders

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Chris Lehmann delivers a well-informed take-down of Joel Osteen whose erudition hardly softens its wickedness. Even the sub-head is blunt: “Joel Osteen’s God really wants you to dress well, stand up straight, and get a convenient parking space.” The piece […]

Twin-watch

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Parents of twins are a small but loyal club. We can pick one another out of a crowd. Turns out one of our senior members has a son running for president of the United States. From NBC’s Bethany Thomas, watching […]

Behind the Scenes in Iowa

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A couple I’ve known for decades sent along this report from the Iowa Caucuses this week. I’ve substituted Jon for the man and Ellen for the woman — they are in their 60’s. We attended the Caucuses this past Thursday. […]

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Feiler Faster in Denver -- Final Thoughts
The last of my brother's blogs. * * * I was on the floor the other day and came across a man of about forty who wore on his left breast what looked like a military medal. A small ribbon pinned to his chest with a medallion hanging from it. It ...

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Feiler Faster in Denver -- Day 3
My brother's dailiy blog from inside the hall. * * * President Carter addressed the Georgia delegation this morning. Recently, he said, he'd been interviewed by the editor of the British newspaper "The Guardian" and had been asked whether a ...

posted 12:25:22pm Aug. 28, 2008 | read full post »

Feiler Faster in Denver -- Day 2
My brother's latest blog. He's the official photographer of the Georgia Delegation. * * * Considering I described myself yesterday as a pop culture moron, the funniest response I've gotten so far was, "Who's Angela Bassett?" In the wake of ...

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