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Religion in Christmas movies, Yellow Deli a cult?, San DIego Sikhs, Christmas without Jesus, Hare Krishnas

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Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew. You’d swear Jesus hired a second-unit camera crew to document His every move.
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew. You’d swear Jesus hired a second-unit camera crew to document His every move.
Campus Crusade for Christ's Jon Braun, now Father Jon Braun, Orthodox priest: “I knew that the Roman Catholic Church was evil because that’s what I was taught.”

Church on Sunday?

If not, did you ever wonder why people do?

One man's search for Christianity's core.

By Matthew Lickona, April 8, 2009 | Read the full article


Bing Crosby, Virginia Dale, Marjorie Reynolds, and Fred Astaire in Mark Sandrich’s Holiday Inn, the first of three movies to include Bing Crosby chirping “White Christmas.”

Joy to the Screen

Isn’t the Wizard of Oz a pretty good image of the Old Testament God — terrifying, all-powerful, full of bizarre commandments?

By Matthew Lickona and Scott Marks, Dec. 21, 2011 | Read the full article


“I’ve only had positive experiences with them and do not feel like they are doing anything but good for one another."

Yellow Deli People: Mellow believers or cult of opportunists?

Turning the clock back 2000 years is no easy task.

By Dorian Hargrove, Jan. 2, 2013 | Read the full article

Diwali celebration. "We're very against pride. We're all about being humble."

There Is One God

We’re not Arabs or Hindus or Muslims, we’re Sikhs.

"The equality of all people and all religions is central to our faith. We didn't want to seem as though we were saying, 'No! We're not Muslims! Don't attack us! Those guys over there are Muslims! Go attack them!"

By Abe Opincar, Nov. 2, 2006 | Read the full article


Ellen Largura: "I prefer to celebrate the solstice."

Christmas without Jesus

Non-Christians at Yuletide.

“When I was growing up in New York, before the period when we started calling this the ‘Winter Season,’ it was the ‘Christmas Program,’ and I was in a choir singing Christmas songs at public school. I could still give you a few verses of ‘Adeste Fideles,’ but I could never bring myself to sing the line ‘Christ the Lord.’”

By Robert Kumpel, Dec. 14, 2001 | Read the full article


Every Friday night for six dollars visitors can fill up on Mexican or Italian or other vegetarian offerings. Another meal served Sunday evening features vegetarian food from India.

Lion-Shaped Means Wider in Front

After 30 years, Jeannette De Wyze revisits the Krishnas.

"The women with whom I lived took cold showers — and they showered every time they had a bowel movement. "

By Jeannette DeWyze, Aug. 3, 2006 | Read the full article

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Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew. You’d swear Jesus hired a second-unit camera crew to document His every move.
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Campus Crusade for Christ's Jon Braun, now Father Jon Braun, Orthodox priest: “I knew that the Roman Catholic Church was evil because that’s what I was taught.”

Church on Sunday?

If not, did you ever wonder why people do?

One man's search for Christianity's core.

By Matthew Lickona, April 8, 2009 | Read the full article


Bing Crosby, Virginia Dale, Marjorie Reynolds, and Fred Astaire in Mark Sandrich’s Holiday Inn, the first of three movies to include Bing Crosby chirping “White Christmas.”

Joy to the Screen

Isn’t the Wizard of Oz a pretty good image of the Old Testament God — terrifying, all-powerful, full of bizarre commandments?

By Matthew Lickona and Scott Marks, Dec. 21, 2011 | Read the full article


“I’ve only had positive experiences with them and do not feel like they are doing anything but good for one another."

Yellow Deli People: Mellow believers or cult of opportunists?

Turning the clock back 2000 years is no easy task.

By Dorian Hargrove, Jan. 2, 2013 | Read the full article

Diwali celebration. "We're very against pride. We're all about being humble."

There Is One God

We’re not Arabs or Hindus or Muslims, we’re Sikhs.

"The equality of all people and all religions is central to our faith. We didn't want to seem as though we were saying, 'No! We're not Muslims! Don't attack us! Those guys over there are Muslims! Go attack them!"

By Abe Opincar, Nov. 2, 2006 | Read the full article


Ellen Largura: "I prefer to celebrate the solstice."

Christmas without Jesus

Non-Christians at Yuletide.

“When I was growing up in New York, before the period when we started calling this the ‘Winter Season,’ it was the ‘Christmas Program,’ and I was in a choir singing Christmas songs at public school. I could still give you a few verses of ‘Adeste Fideles,’ but I could never bring myself to sing the line ‘Christ the Lord.’”

By Robert Kumpel, Dec. 14, 2001 | Read the full article


Every Friday night for six dollars visitors can fill up on Mexican or Italian or other vegetarian offerings. Another meal served Sunday evening features vegetarian food from India.

Lion-Shaped Means Wider in Front

After 30 years, Jeannette De Wyze revisits the Krishnas.

"The women with whom I lived took cold showers — and they showered every time they had a bowel movement. "

By Jeannette DeWyze, Aug. 3, 2006 | Read the full article

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