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Abandoned By My Church: No Place For Me

John W. Fountain | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
John W. Fountain

Even in an age of preacher as celebrity, it is not the evolution of a Bling Bling Gospel that most disheartens me. It is the loss of the church's heart and soul: the mission to seek and to save lost souls through the power of the Gospel and a risen savior.

Abandoned By My Church: No Place For Me

John W. Fountain | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Somewhere along the way, for us, for me, the church--the collective of black churches of the Christian faith, regardless of denomination--lost its meaning, its relevance. It seems to have no discernible message for what ails the 21st-century black male soul.

The God Who Embraced Me

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.22.2017 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

I believe in God. Not that cosmic, intangible spirit-in-the-sky that Mama told me as a little boy "always was and always will be." But the God who embraced me when Daddy disappeared from our lives--from my life at age four.

"Unpimpable" to Pastors Who Prey

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.08.2017 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Un-pimp-able. I am. Unpimpable by those "pastors" who prey on the poor, who dwell in opulence, or strut like peacocks in the pulpit, wearing flashy designer suits, lizard or gator shoes, their necks dripping with golden crosses. Those who more resemble gaudy pimp-like creatures than humble men of God.

The Church's Role in Keeping White Supremacy Alive

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 10.27.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

The religious sanction of white supremacy is as much a part of the American ethos as is our very Constitution; it has seeped over and throughout everything in this nation from the beginning of time.

Should Sanctity of Life Be a Presidential Campaign Issue?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
J. Randall O'Brien

The political party which cares passionately about the lives of the unborn, lacks the same interest in advocating on behalf of America's disadvantaged population. On the other hand, the political party which demand's abortion rights, works tirelessly on behalf of the vulnerable in society.

When We Criticize the Church

Micah J. Murray | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

Now we're searching for life in its pages, and questioning much of what we've been taught. We'll get some things wrong, for sure. But that's not because we have "a low view of Scripture"; it's because we still are looking through a glass darkly, and learning to read with eyes wide open.

Haven't We Been Here Before?

Ty McCarthy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Ty McCarthy

Deconstruct these debates and the motivation behind the opposition to both evolution and LGBT people in the Church is clear: fear. It is a fear of falling down the "slippery slope" which changes long-held positions "supported" by scripture.

London's Wildest Dance Clubs

Party Earth | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Whether you're looking to meet someone new, dance to the biggest DJs in the world or just want to have the kind of legendary night you'll keep secret until the day you die, you'll find it all in London.

If Jesus Hates Anything Maybe It's Theology

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Having elevated the Bible -- or at least the nicer bits that they like -- to the status of a magic book  evangelicals  have demoted God. Their "god"...

Isidore Part 2: Jeffrey Cain's Journey From Church Fan to Kilbey Collaborator

Karen Shepard | Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Shepard

In 2003, Jeffrey Cain, formerly of Remy Zero, met one of his music idols, Steve Kilbey. The two subsequently teamed up as "Isidore." Isidore's long-awaited second album, Life Somewhere Else, comes out this week.

Jeffrey Cain Discusses Isidore's New Album, 'Life Somewhere Else'

Karen Shepard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Shepard

In the mind-bending words of pre-released meta-song "Reappearance," Isidore has "re-attuned, re-aligned the opening into your mind" and happily, completed second album, Life Somewhere Else.

Regulus Enters Virgo: The Pope Faints!

Michael Lutin | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Michael Lutin

When attempting to understand a shift in consciousness as vast as the one in which every one of us is involved at this very second, you have to thing ...

Regas Christou Files Suit Against Beta Owner Brad Roulier

Backbeat | Dave Herrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Hot on the heels of a profile in 5280 magazine, nightclub impresario Regas Christou has made some real news: He's filed suit against Beatport, Brad Ro...

Kitten's Sunday School Streamers, A Viva Elvis Clip, Plus Conversations With Shelby Lynne, Ryan Montbleau and Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


New York Review Of Books: Newman's Saga With The Catholic Church

The New York Review of Books | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Stealing Newman" By Gary Wills Pope Benedict XVI is the best-dressed liar in the world. And in England he presided over the best set-designed lie i...