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Here's What The Nation's Women's Marches Looked Like

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.21.2017 | Women

In any given major U.S. city on Saturday, locals needed only look out their windows to see historic crowds marching in support of women’s equality. ...

"Red Letter Christianity" And The Bible

Shayne Looper | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne recently published an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled, "The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead." They w...

Who Founded Christianity? Some Say Jesus; Some Say Paul. What If Neither Did? The Answer Will Surprise You

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.23.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Jesus Preaching in the Temple at Capernaum by Maurycy Gottlieb; Wikimedia Commons Nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus or Paul say he is rejectin...

Confessing Jesus Is a Revolutionary Thing to Do

Shayne Looper | Posted 11.14.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

A paradigm is a mental model about how things are or how they work. Until recently (in historical terms), almost all humans held a mental model in whi...

Peacemakers Can Change the Calculus of Violence

Shayne Looper | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

This article is not meant to be controversial, though it does address a controversial topic: guns, mass shootings, the gun lobby and the anti-gun lobb...

4 Ways I've Been A Jerk About Race In America

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Laura A Boggs

We like to deny there's an issue with profiling or racism or discrimination or whatever you want to call it in this country. That's the equivalent of There, there, it's all in your head, dear.

Searching For Solutions

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.

After Baton Rouge, St. Paul, et al, Police Action Has Replaced Lynchings as Most Heinous Fate of Black Males

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.07.2016 | Crime
Murray Forseter

For the second consecutive day, and for too many times in the last several years, the nation has been transfixed by reports and video of policemen using the shield of their position to administer lethal punishment against Afro-American males.

The Bible Is For The Birds

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Avian language is everywhere in the Bible. But what, if anything, does it say about ethics? Quite a lot, I suspect. For whatever reason, God does not want humans killing mother birds.

Garrison Keillor #WeekendTryst

Petra Perkins | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Petra Perkins

You were smitten. It was one of those heart-rending autumn days. You knew it in your heart: the big chill (winter) was just around the corner, so you...

The Importance of Staying Limber

Shayne Looper | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

How does one stay spiritually limber? Start with stretches, including hearing those with whom one disagrees and thinking through their arguments. But that's just a warm-up. There is nothing that will stretch a person like actually doing what Jesus instructs his disciples to do.

Does God Live in Our Zip Code?

Shayne Looper | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

In her book, Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity, the philosopher Catharine Wilson has asserted that "we are all, in a sense, Epicureans now." The biblical scholar N. T. Wright quotes Wilson, and calls her assessment "spot on."

Man Pulls Gun On Clerk Over 'Faulty' Penis Pump

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2015 | Crime

A man threatened a Minnesota adult video store clerk with a pistol after he refused to exchange what he claimed was a faulty penis pump, police said. ...

St. Paul City Council Votes To Condemn Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution condemning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims e...

Five Cool Things to Do With Kids in the Twin Cities

MiniTime | Posted 10.02.2016 | Travel
MiniTime

There are so many local attractions to choose from that it can be difficult to decide which ones to visit during your short time there.

Boy Skips Birthday Gifts, Raises $1,290 For Bullet-Proof Vests For K9 Unit Instead

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.22.2015 | Good News

This year, Ethan Flint's birthday wish was for more than just him. Instead of gifts for his birthday, the 9-year-old from Minnesota asked for friends ...

5 U.S. Dining Destinations You Must Visit

Dave Austin | Posted 09.17.2016 | Fifty
Dave Austin

While many adults 50 and over choose to visit the beach, take a cruise or explore Europe during their vacations, some are looking to take the road less traveled and are literally putting their money where their mouth is.

Some Dude On Fox Said 'Many Women' Turn 'Regret Sex' Into Rape Accusations

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women

A recent guest on Fox News disturbingly seems to believe that women commonly cry rape after bad sexual experiences. Defense attorney Keith Sullivan j...

Family Reunited With Relative's Lost Purple Heart After Nearly 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, w...

Graduation Rates Are Rising, but Too Many Students Are Still Falling Behind

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Stacey D. Stewart

Even with these improvements, one in five students is still not graduating on time, and the graduation rate remains 13.4 percentage points lower for black and Hispanic students than for white students.

Love in Time of Alzheimer's

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Lou-Ellen Barkan

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The Urban Food Banquet: St. Paul Leads Nation in Art of Food Justice

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Working with local farmers, cooks and artists, Jones and Public Art St. Paul fashioned CREATE into a zero waste public art initiative to take the challenge of bringing healthy food directly to the table.

Dispute Over Decency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

Shobi's Table Is The Free, Food Truck Ministry That Every City Needs

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion

If Shobi's Table had a tagline, it might read: Not quite a food truck, not quite a church. It falls in between categories, much like the pastor who ru...

Police Seek Hit-And-Run Driver That Killed Mother, Ask Public 'For Help'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.08.2014 | Crime

Minnesota police are searching for the driver in a deadly hit-and-run that claimed the life of a married mother of two. According to the Minnesota ...