| Nov 25, 2007
Christian evangelists can be forgiven for feeling under siege these days. Amid charges of runaway personal spending, Richard Roberts resigned as president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, and six tax-exempt ministries were recently asked by Sen....
| Nov 18, 2009
Linda McMahon, in her campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, has repeatedly distanced herself from the business that made her rich and propelled her aspiring political career - professional wrestling.
In TV commercials and campaign brochures,...
| Jul 23, 2010
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| Jul 24, 2010
| 1:44 PM
The pulpit of Saint Andrew's Chapel isn't off to one side in deference to the altar, as it is in a Catholic church. It isn't a lectern wheeled onto the stage after the Christian rock band sits down, as it is in many nondenominational megachurches.
| Nov 5, 2009
| 10:24 AM
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Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City (Chicago Visions and Revisions)
Sports fans nationwide know Soldier Field as the home of the Chicago Bears. For decades its signature columns provided an iconic backdrop for...
| Nov 7, 2009
Iwas 7 or 8 years old, reading my way through my kiddie encyclopedias, when I infuriated my Sunday school teacher by suggesting that the miraculous parting of the Red Sea was simply low tide. At that age, Sheila Schuller was working for her father's...
| Dec 17, 2009
| 11:13 AM
Q. What's the difference between the Chicago Bears & the Taliban?
A. The Taliban has a running game!
Q. What do the Chicago Bears & Billy Graham have in common?
A. They both can make a stadium full of people stand up & yell "Jesus Christ."
Q. How do...
| Nov 28, 2010
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Random House: 480 pp., $27
As I read Laura Hillenbrand's stirring and triumphant account of the harrowing experiences of American Olympic runner and World War II...
| Aug 26, 2010
The suburbs of Chicago are like people: Each one has a unique personality with its own appeal and claim to fame.
The problem is that (many) city-dwellers balk at the idea of going to the suburbs, and (lots of) suburbanites think first of Chicago —...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Even the Rev. Billy Graham might have been a tad emerald with envy — if it wasn't a sin.
Still, who couldn't help but marvel at the multitudes who turned out last Saturday for the Sermon on the Monument?
Less a political rally than an old-...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:59 PM
LOS ANGELES — Whether Colonial Williamsburg, Boston's Freedom Trail or Washington's monuments, tracing the steps of patriots, presidents and pioneers never ceases to inspire.
Same holds for iconic sports arenas. Among those of us who revel in the...