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  • Book review: 'When I Was a Child I Read Books' by Marilynne Robinson

    Book review: 'When I Was a Child I Read Books' by Marilynne Robinson
    -------------------- When I Was a Child I Read Books Essays Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 232 pp., $24 -------------------- Marilynne Robinson, the Pulitzer-winning novelist, is a confounding writer in today's political alignment. Her...
  • Be still for once, or: A teachable moment -- really?

    Turn the dial this way and that, and it's all the same -- the same separate but equal banalities you hear after every one of these dreadful things, this time even before all the dead in Aurora, Colo., have been given a decent burial: "... the solution...
  • Jane Russell dies at 89; screen siren had sensational debut in 'The Outlaw'

    Jane Russell dies at 89; screen siren had sensational debut in 'The Outlaw'
    Jane Russell, the dark-haired siren whose sensational debut in the 1943 film "The Outlaw" inspired producer Howard Hughes to challenge the power and strict morality of Hollywood's production code, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89....
  • Faith & Life: It's curses

    What is meant by the idea of "generational curses" from a biblical and practical perspective? I remember the time I was preparing a sermon on this topic and a lay leader in the church, an older gentleman, tried to school me on what it meant. I thought...
  • Whale of a lesson

    Whale of a lesson
    In his new book, the Rev. Tullian Tchividjian connects the Book of Jonah with the religious right. And with recent events at his Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. "Instead of the gospel, we've communicated moralism," the pastor of the Fort Lauderdale...
  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...
  • Sanford evangelist R.C. Sproul influences a younger generation of conservatives

    Sanford evangelist R.C. Sproul influences a younger generation of conservatives
    The pulpit of Saint Andrew's Chapel isn't off to one side in deference to the altar, as it is in a Catholic church. It isn't a lectern wheeled onto the stage after the Christian rock band sits down, as it is in many nondenominational megachurches. The...
  • Man accused of sexually assaulting friend, kicking girlfriend

    Man accused of sexually assaulting friend, kicking girlfriend
    A Bloomington man was arrested over the weekend for reportedly sexually assaulting a friend and then kicking his girlfriend in the face. Police say John Calvin Smith met the friend at a party on the west side of Bloomington and went back to her apartment....
  • Auto dealer gave back to community

    Don Packer, who owned a car dealership on Brand Boulevard for many years, was well known not just for his cars, but for his philanthropy. “He was an icon around Glendale,” said Jarrett Anderson, who was associated with him professionally...
  • Culture warriors and the Anglican Church

    In its editorial following the Anglican Communion's recent decennial Lambeth Conference, The Times makes a statement that needs a little parsing. In our culture, it is easy to adopt the "culture war" language. In fact, it is often encouraged. In this...
  • God's dupes

    PETE STARK, a California Democrat, appears to be the first congressman in U.S. history to acknowledge that he doesn't believe in God. In a country in which 83% of the population thinks that the Bible is the literal or "inspired" word of the creator of the...
  • Churches work together as allies in activism

    At recent meetings of FOCUS -- Federation of Congregations United to Serve -- crime has been the hottest topic. One of the largest, held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, drew worried residents from throughout the city who told stories such as a woman'...