Sex and Religion – a re-examination

“…the recent rise of fundamentalist and new age religious movements calls for a reexamination of the current link between religion and sexual behavior.” says a recent research article which may be the first academic study to have cross-tabulated Spiritualists, Agnostics, Atheists, Jews, Monotheist Christians, Fundamentalists (and those who declare no religion) – with their preferences […]

The broom cross

Clown ministry, described here recently, has more aspects than we had realized. Scholars can delight in The Layperson’s Guide to Clown Ministry, written by Geoff Turner. The Layperson’s Guide displays this photo, with an accompanying explanation: The Broom Cross What we have here is a very special cross. The cross beam is a yardstick to […]

Ministry of Clowns

Angelika Richter and Lori Zonner have a funny way of captivating readers. In a study called Clowning – An Opportunity for Ministry they write: “Experiences over five years interacting with patients as the clown Jingles and the experiment and experience of one afternoon as the clown Hairie in a hospital led the authors to reflect […]

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