• News

    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Don't Shoot! It's Rosh Hashanah!

    This is why I don't go to High Holy Days services: Shit is dangerous. About an hour ago I talked to an old friend, whose mother had gone to Temple Emanu-El on Hillcrest Road and Northwest Highway for Rosh Hashanah services tonight. And my friend told me one hell of a story that I have since confirm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    Stickin' It to the Pope?

    Nine days ago there appeared in The Dallas Morning News a touching little feature about Roosevelt Wilkerson, who was once living on the streets of South Dallas but has recently achieved international renown with his hand-carved walking sticks made from Trinity River tree limbs. The occasion of that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    Do You See What She Sees?

    This week: The breadth and depth of the Sherman Allen case; and the blind prophetess Just how big is the Sherman Allen case? Well, here’s the tally of alleged victims who’ve come forward to date: 35. Many emerged after the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News (which had been sit ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    God in the Details

    For a quarter-century Roy Abraham Varghese has been assembling God proofs. Along the way he won over the world's most influential atheist.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    The Fishes Wear Manolos

    In case you missed it, there's been a tempest roiling at Southern Methodist University over the last couple of weeks completely unrelated to nekkid women. Professors from the science departments at SMU tried to shut down a conference beginning tonight at McFarlin Auditorium dubbed Darwin vs. Design, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2007
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    April 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    The Pentecostal Circus

    El Greco, "Descent of the Holy Spirit" He called himself Apostle. And many a Sunday morning was punctuated with the skronk-skronk of a saxophone as he blew his rendition of "Amazing Grace." He was a young man, and he'd recently gotten out of prison, where he had some kind of conversion. We were yo ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Torah, Torah, Torah

    Dallas' Jewish community blossoms under the teaching of a scholarly partnership

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Bad Mojo

    Evil spirits walk in the criminal world

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Bible Girl: The Merry Christmas Edition

    It's a mellow week at the Dallas Observer. We've exchanged gifts. (Yikes--except me. You'll see me running through Target later today.) Right now I'm listening to a heated conversation in the distance about long-sleeved sweaters. We've got the day off tomorrow, and I'll be taking the opportunity to ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Queen Maybe

    Ever in search of a life, this girl finds an old one

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    An Open Letter to Evangelicals

    The election results are a big smack upside the head to American evangelicals--a firm rebuke. Don't explain them away or blame them on gays, the media and godless liberals. Yes, Ted Haggard had something to do with it. Maybe a lot to do with it. Most of all, he exposed our disgusting arrogance. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2006

    Dazed and Confused

    "There is a problem here": Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Bishop James Stanton Last weekend, leaders of Dallas Diocese of the Episcopal church met at Southfork Ranch for their annual retreat and formally decided that they would remain a part of the Episcopal Church. There had been some rumblings that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    The Queens' Bishop

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, right, waves adios to all the folks leaving the Episcopal Church because of her. On November 4, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will become the world's first woman primate in the Anglican Communion. When Schori was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2006
  • News

    August 3, 2006
  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Thou Shalt Not

    How Plano pastor David Roseberry became the leading edge of a schism in the Episcopal Church over gays in the ministry

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Hogwarts, North Texas Division

    Do you believe in magic? Then we have a school for you, Harry.

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    The End Is Near

    Famine, pestilence, war, death--at Dallas Theological Seminary, the Apocalypse is the horse to bet on

  • News

    July 21, 2005


    FC's Footing

  • News

    March 3, 2005

    An Irritating Woman

    Susan Diamond learned that it doesn't pay to annoy your kids' psychiatrists, even if you're a doctor

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    The Enemy Within

    Plus: Fat Chance; Naming Rites

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    The Polygamists Are Coming!

    Nervous West Texas townsfolk brace for the arrival of a sect of Mormon fundamentalists and their many wives

  • News

    November 14, 2002


    In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    The Gay Priest Thing

    The conference of bishops ignored "the elephant in the sacristy"

  • Dining

    January 31, 2002

    Temple Tempest

    Buddha Bar gets a new name

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Terrorist's Cookbook

    A manual tells terrorist recruits how--and why--they should wage unholy war

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Bar for Kicking Back

    The Meridian Room

  • Dining

    March 1, 2001

    Fast Foods

    Does Lent affect Dallas restaurant sales?

  • News

    December 21, 2000


    Problem Witnesses

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Paper Chase

    Texas Jewish Post Publisher Jimmy Wisch says he's being run out of town by leaders of the community he has served for 54 years. They say he's overstayed his welcome.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Seeker of the Lost Ark

    Vendyl Jones says he's a crusading archaeologist searching for long-lost biblical treasures. His critics sya he's more worried about self-promotion than science.

  • Film

    August 24, 2000

    Romance with a Beer Gut

    Or, why chicks learn to love all things Steve

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    New-time religion

    Meditation, Buddha, and baby wipes. You call this being Jewish? Oy vey.

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Old-time religion

    Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union find a ready teacher in an Orthodox congregation

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Epistle to the Jews

    Southern Baptist missionary Jim Sibley's job is to call Jews to Jesus. Is anyone listening?

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Cult of Madness

    Seeking help for depression, Martha Hurt turned to therapists. That's when her insanity truly began.

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    Disturbing personality

    An unsolved string of cat mutilations in North Dallas leaves police and residents wondering who could do such a thing

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Prime cut

    Religious circumciser Rabbi Michael Rovinsky is skilled, funny, and popular among both his Jewish and gentile clients. But is this mohel a brazen self-promoter who is maiming our children by doing God's work?

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Boys in black

    Mesquite High puts a chill on a student's right to dress himself

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Kosher war

    High prices and low competition raise rumors that the fix is in at Dallas kosher markets

  • News

    January 8, 1998

    Not kosher

    A Dallas County Jail inmate claims his junk-food diet is religious persecution

  • News

    October 16, 1997
  • News

    December 12, 1996

    Footprints of Fantasy

    Creation scientist Dr. Carl Baugh claims he's found evidence that will explode the 'myth' of evolution. But the biggest myth is Baugh himself.

  • News

    December 12, 1996
  • News

    November 28, 1996

    Grab your torches

    Ministers want Arlington to clamp down on witches

  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Metal's crimson King

    The mellow Satanism of King Diamond

  • News

    October 5, 1995
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