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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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    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…

  • Throwback Thursday: Pain in heels while walking.

    Note: This post first appeared on my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on March 9, 2012. ~Alisha   If you clicked on this post expecting a piece on platforms, sorry, not getting that.…

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    The Preachers: Aimee Semple McPherson, America’s first female celeb evangelist.

      Aimee Semple McPherson, the Pentecostal Preacher who could’ve been a Silent Screen Star. (Image: Foursquare Church)  Aimee Semple McPherson was… so much. A Canadian missionary to China as a young newlywed;…

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    Lent- Day 11: Burn after reading.

    William Powell (JP Laffont / Sygma / Corbis)     In Harper’s there’s an interesting story about William Powell, who in 1971 at age 19, “published The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making bombs…

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    Lent- Day 11: Burn after reading.

    William Powell (JP Laffont / Sygma / Corbis)     In Harper’s there’s an interesting story about William Powell, who in 1971 at age 19, “published The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making bombs…

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    Some Sunday Stuff: January 4th.

    Happy New Year, Dear Readers. I hope your holidays were full of good food, laughter and love.   After tweeting a link to my last post with a mention of “Boardwalk Empire”…

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    Convert, pay or die.

    Iraqi Christian women at church in June. (Source)     Over the last few days, things have grown dire for Christians in Mosul, a city in northern Iraq. From a July 18th…