Tag Archives: journalism

Jesus sightings piling up

This time he’s on a dock piling in Florida: They were drinking morning coffee poolside a few days after installing the set in early August, when they noticed a face on one of the pilings. It was the first of … Continue reading

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Read Jon Ronson’s “Psychopath Test”

The Guardian posted an excerpt a while back which I enjoyed reading, so when the library finally received its copies of the book I made sure to get on the list to read it. Ronson spends a chunk of the … Continue reading

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God’s name in vein? I can’t see it

Blurry video and even blurrier screen caps don’t help me see what Audreanna Phelps thought she saw in her leg that compelled her to contact the media: God’s name. Not sure what to think, Phelps asked for her cousin’s opinion, … 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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“funny headlines are serious business”

I quote an article from the Atlantic where there’s some concern over what guides an audience to an article online. In early days of paper publishing, a pithy headline was a guaranteed eye-catcher. These days, though… Despite the fact that … Continue reading

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Appalling news out of Uganda, too..

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders went to a gay-rights activist this time around. Some church leaders there have criticized the decision to award Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera. The award, given by the Martin Ennals Foundation in honour of … Continue reading

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Holy Soles! Jesus on a shoe.. who’d believe it?

Not me, that’s for damn sure. The Mail Online is feeturing (har har) a sandal the owner’s boyfriend claims has been imprinted with the face of Jesus. Leon Thompson, 25, noticed the stain on the sole of girlfriend Jenny’s shoe … Continue reading

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