Religious communities calling a new pastor, rabbi or imam do not get the same public attention focused on the choice of the next king of late-night TV. But saying goodbye to a longtime leader and deciding on a new spiritual CEO pose special challenges for congregations.
No matter what side of the creation-evolution debate you are on, your partisanship costs you dearly. Why? Because it costs you the ability to read the Bible on its own terms. What do we lose by straightjacketing the Bible with the creation-evolution debate?
When an antiquated economic theory is refuted by data, we must go with the data, and also trust our instincts. What's your gut tell you about the potential impact of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour?
Must all religious catechesis be dull? Manning does not suggest that catechists or anyone but Colbert can replicate his "delighted/delighting" approach, but they can learn from him as a model.
No matter that Obama spoke well. John Boehner's tan and his sour face really won the show. And what's all this about a living wage?
1. The first sketch for Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show, coming back to New York 2. Vegan campaign ad - "Forget Steaks, Have A Big Salad" 3. Comme...
A key Christie lieutenant has reportedly revealed Team Christie's one-pronged plan to restore the guv's presidential viability: The rush-release of a documentary titled, simply, Chris!!
What's next for Leno? Will he just do stand-up appearances and work on his cars? Not a chance. I worked with him at The Tonight Show for 18 years. He has the mentality of a boxer. No boxer would ever walk out of the ring in the middle of a fight in which he was pulverizing his opponent.
There are easy ways to make food for friends that only require a bit of time in the kitchen and here are some suggestions.
After 22 years of hosting the "Tonight Show," Jay Leno is -- again -- stepping aside to make room for some younger blood. As he told viewers and apparently every entertainer who ever asked him, in show business you need to stockpile your bunker with sandbags of cash in anticipation of the day when they tell you it's all over.
In the hands of some, snark can be executed smartly and entertainingly, but it must be in manageable doses. But as it becomes an increasingly dominant mode of modern communication, especially online, it becomes poisonous.
What do you do when you're an-ultra conservative candidate trying to outdo another ultra-conservative candidate? Do you trumpet your endorsements from conservative groups? Blame your opponent for the Affordable Care Act? Photoshop him in to a picture with the president?
"The idea behind the video is how an obsession, good or bad, can easily end up controlling you," says Jordan Mayland. "A song, a relationship, a situation, life, death, a person, the thing you thought you had control of ends up really controlling you."
Next week my book, Finding Work When There Are No Jobs, turns one year old. Still just a baby. What have I learned that might strike a chord with...
The heart of the film, and there is lot of heart here, is watching this band of edgy, self-aware, second-generation NY wiseass Muslim comics extend themselves to people in small town America who sometimes have no idea what to do with them.
Sometimes all you can do is shake your head in disgust at the insipid tendencies of the Christian Science Monitor's national political coverage.