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Andrew Himes is a Seattle writer, filmmaker, technologist, founder of the Voices Education Project, co-founder of Poets Against the War, and author of The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family. He is the grandson of John R. Rice, the prolific and influential 20th century dean of Christian fundamentalists, and the son, brother, nephew, and cousin of many more Baptist preachers. He is a co-founder of the Compassionate Action Network, and an Ambassador for the Charter for Compassion.

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Kinyarwanda: Forgiveness is Freedom

7 Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 15:54:03 (EST)

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Kinyarwanda: Forgiveness is Freedoma new movie from talented African American director Alrick Brown, is not a movie about genocide, though it is set in  Rwandan during the 100 days in 1994 during which over 1,000,000 Tutsis were killed by Hutus in an...

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On the Death of My Mother and the Nature of Love

9 Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 11:05:15 (EST)

On Tuesday afternoon, October 4, 2011, my sister Faith called from Chattanooga and said, "Mom's gone." I heard a rushing sound in my ears and my heart thumped and I said the most profound thing I could think of, which was, "Oh my." Then I...

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Emerging from Fundamentalism

22 Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 19:11:32 (EST)

September 29th, 2011 was the 77th anniversary of the founding of the Sword of the Lord newspaper in Dallas, Texas in 1934. The Sword, founded by my granddad, John R. Rice, became the most influential fundamentalist publication of the 20th century. In addition to editing the Sworduntil his death in...

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Taking My Grandmother into My Heart

Posted June 29, 2011 | 13:32:33 (EST)

2011-06-28-Lloys_Rice_240px_wide.jpgI was born into a prominent fundamentalist family in 1950 and then grew up in the midst of cultural turmoil and massive social change. My granddad was John R. Rice, famous evangelist and editor of the influential Sword of the Lord newspaper,...

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Redefining Christian Fundamentalism: Following the Example and Teachings of Jesus

Posted May 15, 2011 | 11:07:20 (EST)

On Sunday, Oct. 6, 1963, I was a skinny, 13-year-old white kid with glasses. My dad pastored a fundamentalist Baptist church just north of Memphis, and my granddad, John R. Rice, was the dean of fundamentalists in the 20th century. He not only founded The Sword of the Lord newspaper...

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