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Pole-dancers for Jesus

Pole-dancers for Jesus

By Tony Woodlief
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Religion | This is the kind of story you have to double-check to be sure it isn't parody: pole-dancers for Jesus. The owner of a dance studio outside Houston has started…

Confession of a child-dragging churchgoer

Confession of a child-dragging churchgoer

By Tony Woodlief
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Faith & Inspiration | I confess I was surprised when I stumbled across a Barna survey that examines how having children influences parents' relationships with churches, because the…

Reasoning in unreasonable times

Reasoning in unreasonable times

By Tony Woodlief
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Religion | The dogma of the new protestantism (not that any of its adherents would consent to holding to anything called "dogma") runs something as follows: Jesus was a…

Proof-texting

Proof-texting

By Tony Woodlief
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Religion | A high school wrestler in Iowa (where wrestling is a bigger deal than it is in most other states) forfeited a match based, he and his father said, on…

Should Muslims stay off our 'holy ground'?

Should Muslims stay off our 'holy ground'?

By Tony Woodlief
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Religion | I thought I might write about the kerfuffle surrounding Mike Huckabee's recent rebuke of a Christian church for allowing Muslims to worship in its building. I…

A Christian approach to business

A Christian approach to business

By Tony Woodlief
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Business | I am in the minority once again. This according to a recent Barna survey, which asked Americans whether they are more willing to patronize a business that…

Beyond question

Beyond question

By Tony Woodlief
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Faith & Inspiration | A friend asked me what question-if I were afforded only one-I would ask of God. It was an innocent enough query, insofar as questions can be innocent, which…

'I'll pray for you'

'I'll pray for you'

By Tony Woodlief
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Faith & Inspiration | I told someone recently that I would pray for her. She cringed. I realized in an instant why: All too often this is what we say when we want to close out a…

Politicizing confession

By Tony Woodlief
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Religion | A group called Changing the Face of Christianity is launching a new campaign to encourage Christians to confess their shortcomings. There's a lot in that…

Quiet virtue, false virtue

Quiet virtue, false virtue

By Tony Woodlief
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Churches in America are like our universities: If you threw out all the people who are unprepared or uninterested, you could make do with a lot fewer…

Come to God, faithless soldier

Come to God, faithless soldier

By Tony Woodlief
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Religion | Atheism has always been a domain of faith. When science has no explanation, the atheist perseveres, waiting in hope for the epiphany of reason. From whence…

Confronting blasphemy

By Tony Woodlief
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Religion | Dorothy Sayers said more than once that before a person rejects Christian dogma, he ought to at least understand what it is. This came to mind when I ran…

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