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Kentucky church rethinks interracial couple ban

There’s nothing like world-wide exposure to show a community just how out of date, backwards and positively racist its practices are. The story came out last week about Stella Harville’s experience in August. At her rural Kentucky church, she and … Continue reading

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Words have power, study finds. The word “God” especially

I don’t know if anything new was discovered by this study in terms of that, but it’s an interesting report on results nonetheless. The study was done at the University of Waterloo by psychologists hoping to track what impact faith-based … Continue reading

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A noble lie: child trafficking and the Catholic church

I was as appalled as anyone when I read about the documentary that just came out regarding Spain’s stolen children. Over a span of fifty years some three hundred thousand children were taken from their birth mothers and sold to … Continue reading

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More church sign win

I’ll be sorry when winter strikes. There’s a church I pass every time I walk to my closest library and they have a portable sign display on their lawn that gets removed once snow is imminent. Once again I call … Continue reading

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Any movie can be “moral-based”

A zombie loving friend of mine and I keep saying that we ought to get together to have a bible-themed movie night but we never seem to get around to organizing one. Consider this another reminder, zombie lover… Bibleman or … Continue reading

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Gravelbourg church theft update

I wrote about this back in February of 2010 and then promptly forgot about it. I heard a brief thing on CBC Radio about her on the drive home from work today. Paulette Dumont’s case was moved from her small … Continue reading

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Sandra Beardsall, feminism and the church: Freethinker meeting part 3

I’m in the middle of a “long-winded” rundown of the Saskatoon Freethinker meetup I attended on Sunday morning. We’d invited Pastor Sandra Beardsall to talk to us about her experience in the United Church and the history of feminism from … Continue reading

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CFI-Saskatoon thanks Pastor Sandra Beardsall for a fantastic talk on feminism and the United Church

Don’t you all wish you were in Saskatoon and members of this awesome group? It was terrific. Sadly koinosuke couldn’t be at today’s meet but she’s the one who contacted the Pastor about talking to us so I promised I’d … Continue reading

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If you disagree with your church, why are you in it?

A survey from the Public Religion Research Institute was just released indicating that many Americans are willing to ignore what their church leaders preach against homosexuality and abortion. The report focused on the views of millennials (people ages 18-29) and … Continue reading

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Wax work Jesus rubbed off the wrong way

Well, the right way, actually, with whatever takes wax off wood. Unfortunately for Ogbourne St George church in Wiltshire and its parishioners, an unknown but diligent cleaner cleared the drippy wax Jesus off the pulpit. The gravity creation was first … Continue reading

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