Posts Tagged ‘religion’
Local Muslims travel to national retreat, return home to spread the love.
Sometimes people tell Najm Saqib to go back home. But the Muslim American is home. Born in Pakistan, the 22-year-old business analyst has been an American citizen since coming to Fort Worth in 2007. At a coffee shop the other d...
There’s more than “Our Father” to council meetings now.
Before the Pledge of Allegiance is recited –– or a motion is made or a voice is heard –– some city council meetings in North Texas begin with a prayer. Dear Lord, what the hell happened to the separation of church and s...
Star Wars is more than a sci-fi franchise. For some folks, it’s a religion.
A short time ago, in a ThinkGeek store not so far away, mostly young men and women joined together to celebrate something very important to them: Star Wars. They stormed into the gadget retailer in North East Mall dressed as Da...
The dusty cardboard boxes of CDs, cassettes, and VHS tapes runneth over with the Holy Spirit. Two years ago, Cami Bradley thought she was doing her parents a favor when she agreed to dig through the expansive collection to thin...
A lesbian minister finds welcome in an unusual place — back where she started.
Sunlight through a stained-glass window cast a glow around Dorothy Blackman, who sat primly on a wooden pew, hands folded in her lap, hair neatly curled, serene smile on her face. The 11 a.m. worship service wouldn’t begin fo...
No matter your beliefs, ancient history fans should not miss this exhibit.
One of the largest, most comprehensive exhibitions of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever shown, and the largest ever in Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timel...
I got very excited when I heard about the Dead Sea Scrolls coming to Fort Worth. I’d heard and read about the world-famous discovery many times. For many reasons, not least of which is a love of the written word in all it...
The governor’s latest political ad gets lots of attention, most of it bad.
Just when it seemed Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, his latest Iowa TV ad disproved that belief.
A creative post-Rapture premise goes to waste in a new locally written graphic novel.
Discussing religion in an entertaining way is a difficult enterprise, and doing so memorably is next to impossible. Local writers Chad Feehan and Ryan Dixon have come up with a cool concept in their new graphic novel, Hell Hous...
It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel terrified at the latest revelation about the Bush Administration. Both responses seem appropriate. According to a story by Robert Draper in the new “GQ” mag, Donald Rumsfeld appr...