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Cop Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Pleads Not Guilty

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics

A police officer who fatally shot a black motorist last year in suburban Saint Paul, Minnesota, has pleaded not guilty. Officer Jeronimo Yanez of the...

Muslim Teen Finds Note At Mosque Reading 'F**k Islam'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.26.2016 | Crime

“Muhammad was a rapist! F**k Islam!” That’s the message ― written in crayon on a piece of paper ― that greeted a 15-year-old Muslim girl as...

Life is a Puzzle, Isn't It?

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.07.2017 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Pam, my spouse, loves puzzles. This is one of her latest. I'm pretty sure she got this one to put together alongside Charlie and Mason, two of our gra...

Bible Expert's Surprising Findings About Jews and Judaism Revealed in the New Testament

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Judaism in the first century, there's no doubt that Jesus, his family, and followers were practicing Jews, as recorded in the New Testament.

Veterans With PTSD Could Get A Better Night's Sleep With This App

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.24.2015 | Good News

EmbedContent(5625576fe4b08589ef48889f,,Embed,html,Some({})) For tirelessly defending their country, the least war veterans deserve is a good night’s...

Do Political Preachers Have Ugly Feet?

Timothy Merrill | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

Since campaigning for the White House has been underway for several months, I'm starting to look at feet.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Minnesota Historical Society

Saint Paul Winter Carnival is a festive time of year, steeped in mythology but created in response to meteorology. When a New York reporter wrote in 1...

Jesus and Paul Chose to Die as Dedicated Jews--According to the New Testament

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's well documented that both Jesus and Paul were arrested and indicted on the charge of blasphemy against Judaism. By what authority did the Sanhedrin invoke these charges?

The Cut That Divided Jews and Christians -- and the Mystery of the Missing Circumcision in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Art historians, curators, and critics offer extensive commentary on the minutest details and nuances of artworks but ignore the glaring and obvious falsification of biblical history.

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

Art Contributed to the Christian-Jewish Divide, and Art Can Heal it

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

From its very beginnings Christianity sought separation from Judaism. No small task since Christianity arose from Jewish prophesies and a connection to the Jewish Davidic line, which, according to the Torah, would produce the Messiah.

5 Menswear Designers to Watch for SS14

Edina Sultanik | Posted 09.18.2013 | Style
Edina Sultanik

For those of us who work in the fashion industry, early summer is men's fashion season. While there are dozens of emerging designers making an impact for next season, I've selected 5 labels making their US debut next week to introduce to you here.

Two Ways to Transform Your Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

When you complain that "____________ never listens to me," maybe what you're really saying is, "I don't listen to me."

The Winter Of Our Discontents

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

It was the quintessential evening of contentment. That is, until this ostentatious and well-to-do couple sat down at the table beside us. From the moment they took possession of their seats, nothing was right. The room was too cold. Then, it was too hot. The music too loud; then not loud enough.

A Different Approach To Valentine's Day

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you are so fortunate, as indeed I am, to have a special person with whom you share life, why not BE CHRIST to him or her, if you're a Christian. Or, if you are a Buddhist, why not BE THE Buddha to the person you love?

Fundamentalists Gripe Me

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The thing I find most troubling about fundamentalism, whether in politics or in religion, is the war fundamentalists declare and then wage on almost anyone whose opinion or understanding of truth is different from theirs.

"Death is Your Destination"--Steve Jobs

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The Buddha said, "Death is your guru; let it teach you." What could death teach us?

Ladies' Hats Make Comeback In Church Culture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Religion News Service ST. LOUIS (RNS) When St. Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians nearly 2,000 ye...

TRNN Journalists Charged With Unlawful Assembly

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
The Real News

818 people were arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota in the days leading up to and during the RNC last week, several dozens were members of the media, covering the various protests.