| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Every day a crime is committed, and our instinct is to ask, "What did they do?"
But many times it is not "they," it is "we."
The Laguna Beach police log is filled with our stories: domestic squabbles, DUIs, petty thefts, fights, fraud and general...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:56 AM
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
Earlier this year, Gallup pollsters asked that exact question, and 76 percent of those who responded said yes, they would....
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It was said of Al Smith, a Roman Catholic, that if he won the 1928 presidential election he would take orders from the Vatican and not uphold the Constitution.
John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism.
But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 3:36 AM
Title: Director of creative arts at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, West Palm Beach.
Other job experience: Composer and musician with Immanuel Records, Deltona; leader of Frank Carter Band.
Other community posts: Music composer,...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Q. Halloween is upon us again, and with the annual traditions of trick-or-treating and pumpkin-carving in the air, many Christians are looking to alternate ways of celebrating the holiday.
Because of its pagan origins and emphasis on death, celebrating...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 1:17 PM
It was sundown in a mostly deserted parking lot tucked off Westminster Boulevard. The skateboarders had stopped, as they do every Thursday, to listen to the man with the Bible.
A single lamppost shone over the makeshift skate park, where ramps and...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:00 PM
An upcoming exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is angering some New York Catholics. A short film called "A Fire in My Belly" by the late David Wojnarowicz shows ants crawling on a crucified Jesus Christ. It is part of a larger show called HIDE/SEEK.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:30 PM
A few years ago, my son-in-law enrolled for a master's degree at a renowned theological seminary.
Soon after, he was asked to meet with the admissions director. He was asked if he was a Mormon, to which he replied "yes." He was then informed that...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Advent Night, an evening of crafts and carols, is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive. Come create Christmas-themed crafts. Dinner is provided. For more information, call (949) 499-3088 or...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 4:46 AM
The rite, those few priests who have performed it say, can unfold as a quiet prayer session or a show of violence.
The afflicted person may curse the cleric, speak in a voice not his or her own, even assume facial features that one priest described as...