“American Idol” winner Candice Glover and Other Women Who Derive Their Self-Worth from God

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Candice Glover was crowned the winner of “American Idol” season 12 last night – and much like her gospel-tinged performances throughout the year, her new single – “I Am Beautiful” – is a declaration of the sense of self-worth she derives from God. In a way, that message is particularly appropriate in the aftermath of [Read More...]

2012: A Blog Year in Review

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Happy Belated New Year to Everybody! After three weeks of being largely offline, it’s taking time to get back in blogging mode, so I thought this would be a good time to look back at Year One of our Patheos blog and some of its most popular posts. Articles about movies and TV tended to [Read More...]

The Hands of Mother and Child

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Singer/songwriter Brooke White facebooked and tweeted this photo of her and her baby daughter London holding hands. It looks like a piece of art that conveys a world of meaning, so I’m re-posting it here. Follow Brooke on Facebook and Twitter. [Read more...]

Brief Thoughts on “American Idol” and “Touch”

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1. There was an interesting emotional moment on “American Idol” last night during Stevie Nicks’ mentoring session of contestant Hollie Cavanagh who sang the Carrie Underwood hit “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” During Cavanagh’s first performance of the song, Nicks appeared to sense that the young singer was hitting the notes correctly, but wasn’t genuinely feeling [Read More...]


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