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Spirit & Place Festival Makes Lectures Cool

The theme might remind you of 1981 prom night, but “Journey” can carry serious meaning. The closing event is a good example.

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Father Vincent Lampert's Best Exorcism Jokes

Including the best Dairy Queen commercial never made.

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Ask Me Anything: Father Vincent Lampert

“Most exorcists would agree that when people go on ghost hunts, they’re really encountering demons,” says Father Vincent Lampert.

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Brides and Prejudice: Philip Gulley's Latest Book

Says Gulley, “A decade ago, I created the little town of Harmony, Indiana, filled it with Quakers, and sent them a pastor named Sam Gardner to see what would happen. The series of novels had a good run, but I wanted to dabble in theology and pursued that genre of writing for a while. I missed Sam and the Harmony crowd, though, and decided to see what they had been up to in the intervening years.”

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Worlds Collide: Science and Religion at Ball State

Nearly six years into teaching his “Boundaries of Science” class, trouble found Eric Hedin, thanks in part to an anonymous informant whose identity and motivations remain a mystery. What happened next threatened to embarrass his employer, Ball State, which formed a special committee to investigate the class’s subject matter.

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Indy Church Youth Sports Program Turns 90

“We were one of the biggest and best church-sponsored programs in the country,” says Byers. “Race was never really an issue.”

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Film About LGBT Jews to Play at New Film Fest

What’s striking about Trembling is the silence and the secrecy about such desires that pervade most Orthodox Jewish communities.

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New Jewish Film Festival Debuts May 3

About a year ago, Indy lawyer Bob Epstein looked around the country and realized there are about 60 Jewish film festivals—even one in South Bend—but that Indianapolis had never had one.

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Phil Gulley: Grave Expectations

We’ve forgotten how to die in this country. Death with dignity? Fuhgeddaboudit. Not so long as there are fortunes to be made in keeping us alive.

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The Hoosierist: Bricks & Mormon

Question: How much do those fancy helicopters the TV stations use cost?

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Indy-Based Christian Theological Seminary Opposes Gay-Marriage Amendment

The decision was perhaps inspired in part by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s address to an Indianapolis audience more than a month ago.

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Photos: What Is Faith?

We asked 11 people attending Indy’s first-ever Festival of Faiths just what that word—faith—means to them. Here are their answers.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Illuminates Clowes Hall

His words were perhaps revelatory on the subject of inclusion—by God and by fellow humans—of all people, regardless of race, socio-economic status, religion, and even sexual orientation.

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Leaps of Faith: Sandy Sasso's Story

Sunday-school director was an “acceptable” position for women, but not the one for which I had studied. There had to be doubts about a woman performing rabbinic functions, but the congregation decided the risk was worth taking.

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Kingdom Racing Fan: Fast Friday Fashion at IMS

Think of it as the Gideons of IndyCar, a nondenominational operation not hell- but rather heavenbent on sharing the gospel with as many folks as possible in motorsports, including some drivers, with testimonials on its website from a few drivers to boot.

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