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    Lent 2019: Dreading the unexpected, even when it’s expected.

      (Image Source)   Last month, my mom was admitted to the hospital for a list of reasons: kidney stones, a urinary tract infection, dehydration, anemia, and the flu. When my brother…

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    The Preachers: Jerry Falwell, Sr.: Part 2

    President Ronald Reagan and Reverend Falwell. (Image Source)   When last we left off on Falwell, it was the mid-60’s, his Thomas Road Baptist Church was growing, and he was staunchly against…

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    Some Sunday Stuff: December 9th.

    Albert Einstein (via Bored Panda)   It’s been a while since I posted a “Some… Stuff”. My bad. Allow me to rectify that today with some links that I find interesting, and…

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    The Preachers: Jerry Falwell, Sr.: When Religion & Politics Mix.

    Jerry Falwell, Sr. (Image Source) Ever since Donald Trump’s run for president began over three years ago, there has been a whole lot of talk about the “Evangelical Vote,” “White Evangelical Christians,”…

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    The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Part 4.

    Jim Bakker in screen captures from his current show, “The Jim Bakker Show”. (Google Images)   This has been one long, crazy story. Nearly unbelievable, except, very true. Sadly true. As a…

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    Flashback Friday: That way awkward dinner party at Bobby Kennedy’s in May ’63.

    James Baldwin, left, and Bobby Kennedy. (Google Images)   By the time Robert F. Kennedy was killed in 1968, he had come to be viewed by many as a politician who cared…

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    The Preachers: Jim and Tammy Faye: Part 3.

    Image and caption from PTL.   When PTL fell apart, I was just 5. I didn’t know about the sex scandals, but I do remember my parents discussing the Bakkers’ outsized lifestyle.…

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    The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Part 2.

      Jim and Tammy Faye (Image Source)   It was thirty years ago that the tremendous house of cards that Jim Bakker had constructed out of TV ministry, millions in donations, and…

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    The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Their Incredible Rise & Shocking Fall.

    Jim And Tammy Faye Bakker in all their 1980s glory. (Image Source)   I started composing this post months ago. I stopped partially because my blogging, as a whole, slowed way down…

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    Some Sunday Stuff: September 24th.

    Happy Sunday! It’s been a couple of months since my last “Some… Stuff”, so let’s kick off the start of Fall with some links, shall we? (Getty Images)   First up, this…