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Slaying Dragons, Wrestling God: Soldiers Of Peace In Christian Symbolism

Eric Simpson | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

There is no indication however, that this imagery may justify the use of violence or coercion in the name of the Gospel. We are called, as Paul writes to Timothy, to fight the good fight of faith.

When Loyalty To Family Conflicts With Loyalty To God

Eric Felten | Posted 07.14.2011 | Religion
Eric Felten

As attractive a moral strategy as it may be to always put God first, does loyalty to God really mean casting aside every other commitment we have?

Finding God In The Ordinary

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

How does one find God in the everyday situations of life? How do we find God in the everyday things that we do, or can we? Is God present in everything or only in those things that we would traditionally call holy?

Mysticism In Religion: Three Ways To View The Sunset

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

It is hardly an exaggeration to say that "us-and-them" seeing, and the dualistic thinking that results, is the foundation of almost all discontent and violence in the world.

Minnesota Blizzard 2010 Causes 400 Crashes

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Parts of the Upper Midwest dug out from a heavy snowfall Saturday that caused more than 400 traffic accidents in Minnesota, and wintry conditions also...

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom Is a Rare Treat: Great Characters, Real Heartbreak & Credible Inspiration

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Franzen, like Balzac and Dickens, is a journalist at heart -- what he's created in Freedom is this generation's Bonfire of the Vanities.

Citizens, Resist the Squeeze Play on Your Minds

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Sharpen your eyes and ears to the noun the corporate media uses to reference you. Every time you are referred to as a consumer (which is virtually every time), say resolutely to yourself, "Citizen."

Ancient Empires: Reflections on the Spiritual Conquerers of the First Century

Paul Wagler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Wagler

An entirely different type of conqueror also profoundly affected these Mediterranean lands. I am talking about the first Christians who arrived in the first century.

Homeless Given Cell Phones To Help Them Get Jobs, Homes In St. Paul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In St. Paul, Minn., one organization is taking a bold approach to helping people get their lives back on track: giving the homeless cell phones. Accor...

Hi, My Name Is Joe, and I'm A Recovering Catholic

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Those who stay in the Church will still need ministering by the good priests who remain. But vocations have dropped through the floor, so do we import priests? From where? This pedophile issue is global.

Susan Mukuhi Mwarabu, Sixth Grade Teacher, Charged With Biting Off Man's Ear While Drunk (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Minnesota middle school teacher is in serious trouble after a bizarre incident at a late-night diner. According to multiple local news reports, Sus...

Homeless Wishing For A Second Chance

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Asked for three wishes, Darrly, homeless in Minnesota, said he only wanted one thing: to turn back the hands of time. To have a fresh start and a second chance at his life.

The Future of Publishing: 10 Predictions Plus 2

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

I had hoped to be out in front of the pack with some pithy prophecies of my own, but the holidays got in the way. Turns out the only thing I'm better at than prognostication is procrastination.

Pittsburgh groups: Why do G-20 protests target us?

AP | VICKI SMITH and MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John Byrnes boarded the windows and hired a security guard, but can't figure out why activists and anarchists planning to disrupt a meeting of the world's 20 most powerful leaders would want to bother with his 24-hour gym.

The X Shadyside 24-Hour Health & Fitness club is a one-man business, he says, not part of a profit-hungry conglomerate bent on global domination. Yet, like Starbucks and McDonald's, the gym is on a list of 80 businesses and organizations the Pittsburgh G-20 Resistance Project has targeted for protests during the Group of 20 summit Thursday and Friday.

"I'm just as curious as anybody why they're protesting my gym," he said.

Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said intelligence reports suggest thousands of protesters are expected in the city Thursday and Friday, but she had few details regarding demonstrations.

Representatives of the Pittsburgh Resistance Project, an umbrella organization of protest groups, didn't return phone messages. Its Web site describes plans for an unpermitted People's Uprising, "a mass march" Thursday that will begin in a neighborhood northeast of downtown and end at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the primary site of the summit.

Instant Runoff Voting on Election Day 2009: Wins, Losses and the Long-Term Trajectory of Reform

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Tuesday's elections brought direct advances for IRV in Minnesota and elsewhere, along with disappointments in places like Aspen.


The Post Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Vatican archaeologists using laser technology have discovered what they believe is the oldest image in existence of St Paul the Apostle, dating from t...

Karl Rove, Jeff Larson and Red Leather

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

In a clear-cut case of wearing too many hats, Jeff Larson, until now mostly known as a guy who knows Karl Rove way too well, has been exposed as the man behind Sarah Palin's red leather top, and another $140,000+ of wardrobe changes.

The Relentless Activism of Tom Morello

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
ZP Heller

The St. Paul police should have known better than to try to stop Tom Morello. The Rage guitarist leads a growing number of musicians who have adopted an explicit antiwar, anti-Bush message.

Hawkish GOP Delegate Drugged, Robbed Of $120,000 After One-Night-Stand At Convention (VIDEO)

Pioneer Press/ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pioneer Press reports on the self-described "poor judgement" of Gabriel Nathan Schwartz, 29, of Denver. Schwartz was in Minneapolis last month fo...

W&W: Joe vs Sarah the (Unlicensed) Barracuda? And Yes, Ted Got Arrested...

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So, um, lipstick? Yes, lipstick is the main story of the day; but why? Is it sexist? Is it a diversion? Is it just... lipstick?

Weird Sexual Vibes from the Republican National Convention Waft Across the American Heartland

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

"Terminator: The Sarah Palin Chronicles" which premiered in St. Paul to overwhelming critical acclaim has now taken its show on the road. But I got ba...

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

Ted Johnson, Variety Editor, Discusses His St. Paul Arrest:

Variety | Ted Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Surrounded by police in riot gear on the Marion Street bridge in St. Paul on Thursday night, along with about 300 protesters and members of the media,...

Dana Milbank Rocks The Eastern Media Elite

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's one great by-product of the web for print media: The opportunity to loose your funniest reporters on the medium and see what the heck happens n...

Meet the Bloggers: Henry Rollins and Paul Waldman Spurn the Media's Love for McCain

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

2008-09-07-meetblogg.jpg Make no mistake, FOX is willing to do whatever it takes to advance their conservative agenda. They will lie, smear, and distort to their hearts' content.