What to Expect When You’re Telling the Truth: A Guide for Whistle-Blowers

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A great post by my friend Jenell Paris, who is Professor of Anthropology at Messiah College. * By Jenell Paris I grew up fundamentalist; conservative in things political, religious, and sexual. The sexual scandals of Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart came as a rude awakening in my formative years. Ruder still, when my pastor was [Read More...]

The Idol of Love

Mom and Dad are great parents. It is not Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but events of the past week have set me to thinking about parents, love, and friendship. One virtue they had: my brother and I knew they would always love us. So long as they had anything, we would have something. They [Read More...]

Today We Are All Bostonians

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My wife and I lived for eight years in the Boston area, including four years in the heart of Cambridge and two years in Watertown.  The very same route from Cambridge to Watertown where the Marathon bombers led police on a deadly chase – we drove it multiple times every day.  The police and press [Read More...]

Surprise! Evangelical Efforts Against Sex-Trafficking are “Colonialist”!

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Editor’s Note: Erik Campano has been conducting a series of interviews for Patheos around the issue of human trafficking. I’ll publish more of those soon. One particularly provocative interview was published over at the News and Politics Channel, of Yvonne Zimmerman. Zimmerman is quite critical of evangelical anti-trafficking efforts, in part because they focus on [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/21/12 – End-of-the-World-Party; 300 Million Locked and Loaded; Atheist Kids in Pews

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/21/12: Andrew Marin, Patheos/Love Is An Orientation: “In either case, Brenda (my wife) and I are holding an End of the World Party tonight for our friends. It’s not a theme party, it’s a party with our close friends just in case the Mayans, er, the extreme rapture ready crowd, is right. Here’s [Read More...]


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