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In what looks to be a declining market, the guardians of traditional religion are ramping up efforts to keep their flocks—or, in crass economic terms, to retain market share. Some Christians have turned to soul searching while others have turned to … Continue reading
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-tarico/sad-about-haiti-give-to-o_b_441125.html Last week I wrote an article about solar powered Bibles that are being sent to Haiti as aid. As a former Evangelical, I was trying to explain the psychology that turns a tragedy into a marketing opportunity for religions … Continue reading
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While Doctors without Borders was struggling to get anesthetics for amputations into Haiti, an Albuquerque group queued up aid of their own sort: 600 solar powered talking Bibles. Eve now, food, water, and medicine are having trouble reaching Haitians because … Continue reading
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This weekend’s NYT Magazine featured a piece by Molly Worthen about Seattle megachurch Mars Hill: “Who Would Jesus Smack Down?”. The article, like the church itself, leads with titillation. And as in the church itself, the titillation is an opener … Continue reading