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It's a billboard custom-tailored to grammar buffs. "Every day we help people get back to their everyday," proclaims the ad for Keck Medical Center of USC. In that single sentence, the copy writer does more to help people with grammar than I probably...
Growing up can be tough, but children of preachers face an extra element — the added pressure to keep up appearances and not give in to temptation. Also dealing with the church takes up a lot of parents' time, and that means more stress and more...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Israel, Culture, Baptist, Christianity
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
Tags: Bible, Culture, Baptist, Christianity, Entertainment
BURBANK — It was a battle of the Liberty League's top two teams, as well as the two most potent offenses in the league, when the Providence High softball team took on Faith Baptist on Thursday. While the Pioneers entered the contest averaging a...
Tags: Softball, Christianity, Baptist, Politics, Sports
Can believers and nonbelievers connect? Is there a common ground they can agree on? Writing in the New York Times, T. M. Luhrmann thinks there may be, but admits it's going to be difficult. The author of "When God Talks Back: Understanding the...
Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
Do you like ocean views, peace, quiet and solitude, and a captive congregation? Then the island of Tristan da Cunha could be perfect. It's advertising for a new parish priest — the previous incumbent left in 2010. There are some catches, though,...
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has pledged to continue supporting Bellarmine-Jefferson High School despite declining enrollment and recent announcements that the school’s principal and athletic director will step down this year. In late March,...
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BURBANK — For a number of years prior to 2010, the Arcadia High boys' volleyball team was a nemesis for the Crescenta Valley squad. For the past three years, however, Burroughs has replaced Arcadia as the Falcons' top adversary in the Pacific...
The Boy Scouts of America has sent its members a survey as part of its ongoing debate over whether to repeal or continue its ban on gay members. Instead of asking for a simple yes or no, the questionnaire goes into depth on several topics, for example...
GLENDALE — The Providence High boys' soccer team was hoping to continue its historic season Thursday when it faced Tarbut V'Torah in a CIF Southern Section Division VII first-round playoff match. The Pioneers came into the postseason after...
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