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"Just" Because: Augustine's Just War and the Ethics of Torture

Russ Pierson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Russ Pierson

As Yale law professor Stephen Carter pointed out in an interview on an NPR broadcast Dec. 13, "It strikes me that you can have a program that is immoral and also occasionally produces good information."

Holidays, Florida Style! 5 Tropical Traditions

Orbitz.com | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Orbitz.com

When the weather outside is frightful, Northerners flock to Florida to escape the cold. But with no white Christmas to mark the holiday season, you'll have to learn to celebrate like the locals.

Restlessness or Respectability? A Spiritual Freedom to Be Dangerous After Ferguson

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

African American historians, womanists in particular, have long warned that "respectability" is an elite ideology that encourages the marginalized to conform to sociocultural standards and mannerisms defined only by those in power.

The Pivotal Black History of St. Augustine, Florida

David Paul Appell | Posted 10.24.2014 | Travel
David Paul Appell

It behooves us all to take another look at the bravery, the agony, and the hope of that very different time, and do what we can to reabsorb its lessons.

Great Getaways: St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra

Budget Travel | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

There's more to Florida than theme parks, beaches, and cities where you can party 'til dawn (although those are pretty great, too!).

The Son of God: Safe and Comfortable Middle Class Jesus

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey fail in their newly-released film The Son of God, because their interpretation of Scripture is simplistic and triumphalist. Where there are choices to be made -- and with the Gospels, the choices abound -- Burnett and Downey have an unerring urge to favor the safe ones.

Colbert and Catechesis

Martin Marty | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

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.

6 Most Beautiful Churches in America

Budget Travel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

No matter what your religious affiliation is, everyone can find enlightenment in the towering domes, mosaic artworks, and impressive sculptures, not to mention the stories behind these buildings.

Bucket List Adventures You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Custer State Park is located just an hour's drive south of Mount Rushmore and is one of those places where reaching it is half the fun. There very few places on earth where you can actually get stuck in traffic because a herd of buffalo decided to cross the road.

Reeling In Latino Tourists

First Coast News | Jessica Clark | Posted 12.24.2013 | Latino Voices

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Isabela Alanso has had her store, Isabella's, in downtown St. Augustine for decades. "I sell cigars, the best cigars," she p...

Marriage Equality: How I Changed My Mind

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

I long feared the confusion that might arise from marriage grounded solely on affection. How do we know what to honor as "marriage" and how do we distinguish that from "friendship"? I can now see that the boundary line must be the strength of commitment shared by two loving hearts.

5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

There's no more thrilling way to discover lighthouses than to climb their towers, step-by-step, on the same staircases used by lighthouse keepers and their families a hundred years ago.

Florida's Big Birthday Blurred By Myth

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | Miami

By Amy Wimmer Schwarb ST AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 6 (Reuters) - Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was only 4-foot, 11-inches (1.5 meters) t...

Reclaiming Sacred Ground in Florida after Ponce de Leon

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

In spite of a sordid backstory, the city of St. Augustine pulled out all the stops to mark the "discovery" of Florida, beginning with a reenactment of the Spaniard's landing at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

LOOK: These Documents Reveal The Truth Of Our Oldest City

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.27.2013 | Miami

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Inside a Catholic convent deep in St. Augustine's historic district, stacks of centuries-old, sepia-toned papers offer clues to...

I Was a Mary Kay Salesgirl (and Barely Broke Even)

LearnVest | Posted 01.24.2013 | Style
LearnVest

Would I be willing to shell out $350 for my first order? That might not sound like a lot now, but at the time I was unemployed. I forked over the cash.

New Year, New Food Craze: Fudge Buckets in St. Augustine, Florida

Sarah Dajani | Posted 03.06.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Fudge has been a staple of Southern U.S. confections for over 100 years, but since it's usually sold by weight in heaping portions, it has the nasty habit of drying out... unless you seal it up in a single serving package. That's how the fudge bucket was born.

Senator Rubio And The Bible

Ronald Hendel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Ronald Hendel

Is there a dispute among the theologians about the place of Genesis in scientific questions? Well, today there certainly is. But Augustine and Calvin, two of the greatest theologians ever, agree that Genesis is not a book of science.

First Thanksgiving In U.S. Was Given By A Spaniard

Voxxi | Delfin Carbonell Basset | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices

As I have written elsewhere (VOXXI, November 19, 2012), Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles (1519-1574), from Asturias, was the founder of the city of St. Ag...

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

Election 2012: We Can Handle the Truth

Daryl Rowland | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Daryl Rowland

It's been said that Obama lacks an overarching theme to give coherence to his daily choices. But thematic link has been there all along -- and it has been Obama's secret to success in the past.

Let's Stop Our Unchristian Politics

Greg Garrett | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Our process of making decisions that involve our faith and our civic life is flawed almost beyond repair, and our focus on what we consider Christian issues instead of on doing politics in a Christian fashion has brought us to this point of division.

WATCH: From Alligator Education To Tubing

Visit Florida | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

The How to Do Florida video series explores quintessential Florida experiences such as lobstering in the Florida Keys and surfing off Cocoa Beach. K...

I Was a Mary Kay Salesgirl (and Barely Broke Even)

LearnVest | Posted 01.24.2013 | Women
LearnVest

Would I be willing to shell out $350 for my first order? That might not sound like a lot now, but at the time I was unemployed. I forked over the cash.

Santorum's Augustinian Theology

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

In the eyes of Augustine and his intellectual heirs, the concept of "liberty" was closely intertwined with free will. It is the classic theological question: If God is omniscient and omnipotent, can human beings truly be called free?