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Reza Aslan’s 5 myths about Jesus: A response

October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Joel Allen

On September 26th, the Daily Republic ran a Washington Post opinion piece by Reza Aslan. The piece sought to discredit the New Testament portrayals and the consequent Christian understandings of Jesus. In the piece he identified five…continue reading on

It is finished

July 11, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

It is finished may seem like a strange title for an essay but in this case it is appropriate. The Bible records that Jesus said, “It is finished” just before “he bowed his head and gave up his spirit (John 19:30). What Jesus meant was that all that he came to our world to do was finished. Continue Reading

Fargo man could spend life in State Hospital

April 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO In a bizarre series of court hearings Friday, a Fargo man accused of stabbing his wife told a judge that the Holy Ghost and Jesus Christ were commanding him to ask for a jury trial. Continue Reading

Easter and religion vs. Easter Bunny

April 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Christian parents can balance Easter Bunny with religious message Continue Reading

Willmar, Minn., grandma and her grandson see ancient biblical sites on trip to Israel

March 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Lois Norbie of Willmar taught Sunday school at her church for years. As she would recite the well-known Bible stories to her students the birth of Jesus, the Last Supper, the Resurrection she would dream of traveling to Israel and seeing the site of those biblical events for herself.
This year, she made that dream a reality.
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Diaz Evans trial starts, accomplice sentenced

March 7, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Jury selection began this morning in the trial of Leroy Diaz Evans, the 26-year-old Willmar man accused of firing shots at a Willmar police officer. Continue Reading

Arms mounted onto giant Jesus statue in Poland

November 6, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Workers in a small Polish town today lifted the shoulders and arms onto a giant statue of Jesus Christ that its creators say will be the biggest in the world.

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Pastor creates religious cartoons

October 5, 2010 in INFORUM

‘Holy Doodles’ on display at Moorhead church
Jesus reaches out to hand a glass of ice cold lemonade (complete with a little umbrella) to a man in swimming trunks lying on a lounge chair.
“You’ve been tithing, going to church every Sunday and reading a Bible verse every day,” Jesus says. “Take a break Would you like a massage?”
“Thanks, Jesus,” the man replies. “It’s all for you.”
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Actor’s portrayal of Jesus calls in police

April 13, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

All Lee Backhaus of Alexandria wanted to do was take a shower.
At the time, he had no way of knowing that it would trigger a media frenzy that would make the Associated Press news wires. Continue Reading

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