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

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…]

How Lance Armstrong Can Still Win the Race

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Scotty Curlee, a competitive cyclist who competed against many of Lance Armstrong’s teammates, some of whom are now under the cloud of scandal along with their fallen leader. See the end for more biographical information and for a link to Scotty’s new film. * How Lance Armstrong [Read More…]

The Lessons of Eddie Long

From my recent Religion Notebook in World Magazine: Eight months ago, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of Lithonia, Ga., was one of the largest and most dynamic megachurches in the nation. The church and its multiple ministries provided the local poor with food, shelter, transportation, and financial assistance. It delivered munificence and missionaries around the [Read More…]