Author Archives: Valerie Tarico

About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt and Deas and Other Imaginings. Founder - www.WisdomCommons.org.

After Noah: Five Potential Blockbusters from the Book of Genesis

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Hollywood’s quest for sex, violence and disaster (or, better yet, the intersection of all three) is as voracious as British Petroleum’s quest for oil.  Now, with the dollars rolling in from the latest biblical blockbuster, Noah,— $160M globally and counting—the … Continue reading

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Controversial Mega-Minister Faces Mega-Mutiny

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Calvinist super-star Mark Driscoll is the iconic figure at the heart of a church empire that spans five states and fifteen locations. Founder of the Mars Hill franchise, Driscoll boasts a flock of 14,000 members plus hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Beyond Homophobia: The Even Bigger Reason to Avoid World Vision

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In a media frenzy akin to the Komen scandal, Evangelical aid organization World Vision (annual budget one billion plus)announced recently that it would allow legally married and monogamous queer Christians on its payroll. Conservative co-religionists, including Franklin Graham of Billy … Continue reading

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Why Religious Leaders are Speaking Up in Support of Universal Contraceptive Access

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When the Supreme Court took up the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cases on March 25, attorneys for the business owners argued that their religious freedom (and that of the corporations!) is being violated by the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. But not all religious … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 4: Heina Dadabhoy

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 In a series of deeply personal and nuanced interviews, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. The other installments can be found here:  Part 1 (Politics … Continue reading

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