This is a weird one. The story comes to us via Reddit (of course), where a resident of an apartment complex near State and Thomas streets in Uptown writes that he's distressed by the appearance of a strange chalk marking on his door. "I noticed today that my door had a small chalk-like marking, lik ... More >>
Hey, it was great having Mitt Romney in town this week, was it not? He looks so different in Texas. Those national mediatoids were making him out to be a rich plutocrat who made his money killing companies and shipping jobs to Vietnam, but when we got to see him here under our own warm sun, he look ... More >>
David Liebe HartThrough his work on Los Angeles-based public access television program Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show, actor/musician David Liebe Hart began working with cohort Adam Papagan as well as catching the eye of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of the Adult Swim pro ... More >>
Alfredo Corchado has a story in today's Dallas Morning News about Mitt Romney's Mexican relatives: "Mitt Romney's relatives in Mexico are supportive but wary." It's a topic that has been in the back of my mind ever since Dallas's own Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of Dallas First Baptist, tri ... More >>
David Barton -- founder of Wallbuilders, former State Board of Education "social studies expert" and member of the Religious Right coalition that prodded Gov. Rick Perry to join the insufficiently Christian Republican field -- isn't exactly what you'd call a rigorous academic. What you might ... More >>
The in-box is filled this morning with more news concerning Rick Perry's "day of prayer and fasting" in Houston next month -- you know, The Response. Let's begin with this: Several Friends of Unfair Park have forward a piece I first saw this morning on Startlegram great Bud Kennedy's Facebook feed: ... More >>
Dan DeaconDan Deacon1 a.m., Rubber Gloves Rehearsal StudiosRubber Gloves, the way its creator meant for it to be --- swimming with the flailing appendages of sticky college students, the air clammy and thick with the palpable stench of dozens of human bodies excreting gasses and liquids, feeding ... More >>
Dan Deacon & EnsembleThe Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthApril 18, 2009 Better than: having to make the tough decisions, like: Do I spend the night looking at paintings, or go out to a show? Do I flip out dancing with my white T-shirt pulled over my head, or with my fedora on? Last night, you co ... More >>
A sign carried during last Wednesday's protest outside the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas As you're no doubt aware, on October 8 Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas and Bishop Kevin Vann of Fort Worth made public a joint statement in which they told their congregations, “To vote for a candidate who s ... More >>
In February 2007, Rev. Nicholas Katinas -- described by The Dallas Morning News as "the longtime, beloved pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in North Dallas" -- was suspended from the church because of allegations he'd sexually abused minors. At 1:30 today, one of those allegations will be ... More >>
Let's just say Bush gets charged with war crimes. Will Dallas be guilty by association with his library?
The Fort Worth preacher is accused of beating, threatening and assaulting women for more than 20 years
Welcome to the United States, Mexicans. Now, how'd you like some new underwear?
Peripatetic New Testament scholar Darrell Bock, professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and senior editor at Christianity Today, has a new book out this fall. Apparently, Bock travels the country for three months touting one book, then nine months later gives birth to another one. That’s a heck o ... More >>
Have you prayed for Osama today?If you want to know what defines an evangelical Christian, look no further than Brother Andrew, the 79-year-old Dutchman who called himself "God's smuggler." He is a revered figure among evangelicals because of his single-minded devotion to spreading the gospel of Jes ... More >>
Pastor Sherman Allen of Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ offered advice on proper sex techniques, a source says. In what kind of church atmosphere would a woman submit to the unthinkable -- allowing her pastor to paddle her repeatedly in various states of undress, sometimes causing bru ... More >>
Bible Girl, if it makes you feel any better, distributors don't think anyone else wants to see Dakota Fanning get raped in Hound Dog either. One of us has got to be crazy. One of us has got to be deluded, dumb and blind. It is so very daring to examine the delicate matter of bestiality, to apply one ... More >>
Just a note to the regular readers of Bible Girl: In case you missed this story from yesterday's New York Times Sunday Magazine, I wanted to introduce you to Dan and Ann Stratton. He's a former Yale football star who made a mint as a commodities trader; now, he's "the founder and pastor of Faith Exc ... More >>
Have a party with "La Virgen"
C'mon. You just knew if there was a book called Can Homosexuality Be Healed? that sooner or later Bible Girl would get around to it. The response to last week's Bible Girl has left me feeling warm and fuzzy all over, so I thought I'd excerpt from my interview with Francis MacNutt, a Charismatic Cat ... More >>
Mike Jones blew Ted Haggard's cover. Patty Calhoun, editor of Denver's Westword--one of the Dallas Observer's sister papers--suggests in her column this week that Ted Haggard was deeper into the gay lifestyle than his statements might have led you to believe. Mike Jones--the male prostitute who bl ... More >>
A documentary portrait of a pedophile priest and his pious protectors
Lisa Bevere knows all about church ladies. Now isn't that special? (Sorry.) We all have our church-lady stories. Here's mine: I knew a woman of Amazonian stature who loudly extolled the virtues of Marabel Morgan's 1973 best-seller, The Total Woman. Her single unforgettable feature was an enormous ... More >>
In little Talco, certain lines were sharply drawn. Railroad tracks literally separated black from white in this rural East Texas town. And on the black side, you had a further division, of darkness and light. Darkness: The men, plus a few sad-faced women, who gathered to drink whiskey and beer under ... More >>
So Gone (Misra)
A representative of GoldenPalace.com is currently en route to Dallas to announce the online casino will buy the infamous Virgin Mary Tree in Oak Cliff for $5,000. A press conference is scheduled at 7 tonight in front of the tree. The GoldenPalace.com rep, Case Melton, is carrying with him a grilled ... More >>
An image of the Blessed Virgin on an Oak Cliff tree trunk proves one thing: Belief is in the eye of the beholder
Countering a popular novel lets a Dallas theologian spread The Word
In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers
Followers of Cao Dai, a Vietnamese sect with frail tendrils in Dallas, say their time has come to spread the word. Just ask Victor Hugo.
Third Eye's Kwanzaa
The InnerChange Freedom Initiative says it can rehabilitate Texas prison inmates through God--a conservative evangelical Christian God, to be more precise
The preacher who launched this century's longest-running revival, transplanted Texan Stephen Hill, spreads the word: Sinners wanted here
Michael Piazza wants his proposed $20 million cathedral to send a message to the world -- gays can go to heaven too
Reliving not-so-happy days in Salt Lake City, 1985
The laughs come wrapped in pinko packaging in Theatre Three's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!
When the Promise Keepers revival rolls into town, every soul in sight gets exposed
A Christian comes to terms with Dallas' Christian Coalition
What happens when cutting-edge architecture collides with surburban sensibilities? Mark Alden Branch tells the unholy tale of Plano's Prince of Peace Catholic Church