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Are Natural Disasters a Sign From God?

Last Wednesday afternoon (August 19, 2009), five small tornadoes touched-down in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. Among the damage – pretty minor by tornado standards – was the cross steeple that sat above Central Lutheran Church for over 80 years. Wednesday also happened to mark the beginning of the 2009 ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran […]

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Does Church and Pop Culture Mix?

I spotted this at a local grocery store while bell ringing for the Salvation Army a couple of nights ago: I’m not completely sure why, but stuff like this really bugs me. Maybe it’s because it smacks of trying too hard, or because it’s probable copyright infringement. More than likely, it’s because I feel people […]

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Reason is the New Religion

There’s a very interesting cover story in next month’s Wired Magazine that’s bound to cause a big stir. It’s titled Battle of the New Atheism, and details the recent development of the active condemnation of any sort of sort of religion, The author, who is an atheist himself, puts the new atheist difference this way: […]