| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The Obama administration has surprised its supporters and some in the Republican party by agreeing that town councils should be allowed to open meetings with a Christian prayer.
Several towns across America have been taken to court and lost cases...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Years ago, desperate for a subject for a short “light and bright” editorial, I came across a news story about a telephone company that offered a “Dial-an-Atheist” service. The seeming absurdity of the idea appealed to me, and a...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:37 AM
A Maywood man whom prosecutors described as a Satan worshiper was sentenced Wednesday for strangling and killing his mother, then dismembering her body.
Moises Meraz-Espinoza, 21, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the Feb. 2, 2011, slaying...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:19 AM
The Southern Baptists are looking for 1 million men willing to forgo pornography for a year.
"Internet pornography is the perfect trap because it hooks men and then men don't know what to do," Lakeland Baptist pastor Jay Dennis told the Baptist Press....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:23 PM
E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post has congratulated Pope Francis for what in a political context might be called a balanced ticket. By deciding to confer sainthood simultaneously on Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, Dionne writes, Francis has...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Crazy Ladies Book Tour stops in Newport News
Take two long-time friends, two writing careers, two new books, pair them up in a Honda Civic for a summertime of travel, and you'll get a recipe for fun.
North Carolina authors Peggy Payne ("Cobalt Blue,"...
| Jul 13, 2013
Spa fans want more than sloughing off dead skin or soothing aching muscles from those pampering places of eucalyptus-scented bliss. And businesses are transforming into mind, body and soul temples of wellness to meet the demands of people increasingly...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:28 PM
I have forgotten who wrote; we need not agree upon the answer, to be friends we need only agree that the subject bears discussion.
With that, I start by posing a somewhat rhetorical question; in any conversation do we learn more from someone's opinion...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:55 AM
At a June hearing, a Philadelphia judge became so exasperated at defendant Robert Williams' seeming cluelessness about his need to keep his probation appointments that she ordered him to take “etiquette” classes before returning to court....
| Jul 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
It’s 10 p.m. Friday and I’m at home starting to write a review of Friday night’s show at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center by “Saturday Night Live” comedian Seth Meyers. That’s because tonight there was no opening act...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:25 AM
I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or about Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to...