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Memoir tells story of Polygamist family

09/14/13 Love Times Threeis a “love story” about the Darger’s. And you can probably guess by the title, this isn’t your typical family. Joe Darger has three wives and 24 children. This is the family that inspired HBO’s Big Love, although the Dargers say it’s not an accurate portrayal of their life. (They do embrace the show, however). The book …

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The State of American Fatherhood

09/14/13[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VT_NBIVfs?rel=0] I had a particular interest in this panel because I grew up in a single-parent home. My dad walked out when I was infant and I was reunited with him when I was 19 years old. So, I guess it’s natural that I tend to keep my ear to the ground to discover new statistics in that area. …

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Muslims in America

09/14/13Like it or not persecution is part of America’s narrative. Over the years we’ve discriminated against blacks, women, Jews, Catholics, gays and now we’ve turned on our Muslim neighbors. There’s no denying that since the Sept. 11 attacks many Americans have come to fear their Muslim neighbors. There have been some improvements over the past decade – religious organizations are …

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Concert at Liberty Park UMC

09/14/13If you appreciate live music then you might want to visit Liberty Park United Methodist Church this weekend. John Nilson, who performs instrumental jazz, folk, classical and rock will be in concert at the church Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. You can find more information on him here.

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Islam, megachurches, polygamy – oh my!

09/14/13Tomorrow I’m headed to Durham, N.C. for the annual Religion Newswriters Conference and this year’s program is looking to be extra exciting. I’ve been attending this conference for years and I can’t resist blogging and tweeting while I’m there, so I hope you’ll stay tuned over the next few days. Some of the programs I’m especially looking forward to: Muslims …

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Finally, some vegetarian options

09/14/13 Dear grocery stores, vegetarians eat more than just black bean burgers. Each week I visit the Safeway up the street from me hoping that they’ll finally have something more than just veggie burgers in the herbivore section. But each week I go home without my favorite meatless chicken and without Tofurky. If I’m lucky, I may wind up with …

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