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'Give it up for Lent'

posted by: Joel Kight @ 03/04/14

I grew up in a Baptist church with a Southern Baptist minister father and I'd never heard of "Lent" until I start attending a Methodist Church in my early teens. Southern Baptists don't usually follow the holy calendar like Methodists or Catholics do so I learned a lot during... } more

Pope Francis: Controversial Catholic?

posted by: Corey Patterson @ 09/20/13

Pope Francis has already established himself as an anomaly in the Catholic Church.  He refuses to garnish himself with fancy... } more

When Religion and Politics Collide

posted by: Samone Pittman @ 10/16/12

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Religion and Alcohol Use

posted by: Yasmeen Freightman @ 10/10/12

Everyone knows the illegality of selling alcohol on Sundays, especially in Georgia. But why? Today, Walmart lost a bid to sell... } more

Would Jesus support health care reform?

posted by: Joel Kight @ 03/31/12

With the Supreme Court deciding one the most important cases in its history, health care reform is again a highly debated subject... } more

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  • Andrew
    Shearer

    Blog: Can we please fix the Oscars?

    Summary:  Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more

  • Joe
    Johnson

    Winter storm drama

    Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more

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