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The Alternative Main Stream · 9M ago

Illusory power’s seduction

Perhaps power is the flame wooing some “evangelical” moths. They can’t help themselves – even when the flame is a bona fide proto-fascist liar, wife dumper, misogynist, strip-club owner, nar...
The Alternative Main Stream · 9M ago

While the brash GOP explodes, the quiet Dems sink into oblivion

The earsplitting 2016 GOP presidential calamity is veiling another, slower-moving political meltdown that’s only made the back pages of a few news outlets.  It seems the Democratic Party is ...
The Alternative Main Stream · 9M ago

Russell Moore slaps down slammer of religious freedom

Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, repeatedly shows he’s a gentleman and a scholar. Watch and listen as he responds to a pastor who, ...
The Alternative Main Stream · 9M ago

Can we ever run away from politics?

I scoff at myself after each presidential election cycle and vow to be a good little clergyman next time: I will embrace sentiment behind the first line of a March interview with my favorite...
The Alternative Main Stream · 10M ago

Mr. Self-Sufficient confronts his helplessness

Suddenly, I feel encircled by kind introverts in white smocks. They deliver good news, but I find myself enveloped in a peculiar angst, only relieved upon re-reading the story of a storm and...
The Alternative Main Stream · 10M ago

Finding light in a dark tunnel

Who would-a thunk it? A potentially fatal illness has spurred me back to life. I’m more like wax and less like clay — a fact I pondered as I arrived home after my third and final 5-day in-ho...
The Alternative Main Stream · 12M ago

At the scene on Good Friday

Jesuit Father James Martin takes us on a virtual pilgrimage during Holy Week. This video is Day Five, featuring the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden of Gethsemane. All these video...
The Alternative Main Stream · 1Y ago

The brats prevail as the GOP becomes the POB

They’re so soaked in shamelessness they don’t even see it: Senate “leaders” are folding their arms like pouting six-year-olds and refusing to unwrap President Obama’s gift. By all accounts, ...
The Alternative Main Stream · 1Y ago

Celebrating with post-resurrection eyes

Palm Sunday is a celebration surrounded by clouds and rimmed with light ...
The Alternative Main Stream · 1Y ago

Viewing the madness

I’ve been benched, forced to watch the GOP descent into xenophobic madness through chemotherapy’s haze.  I haven’t possessed the strength to drop in comments until now. Here are three observ...