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Jesus Christ

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014

    Conversations on Writing and Public Life

    Humanities Gateway Room 1030, UC Irvine

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Jay Haizlip, Pastor of The Sanctuary, Says Jesus Would Have Appeared a Reality Show

    See the update at the end of this post on Sanctuary pastor Jay Haizlip saying Jesus Christ would have appeared on a reality show. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 9, 6:30 A.M.: "I don't think people really realize the weight and the pressure and the responsibility that pastors have on them. How they have the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    The OCeeker: Friends Church Yorba Linda and the Vapors

    A friend in need is a friend indeed. And if you need Jesus ye heathen, Friends Church Yorba Linda may be the place for you. Your pomade-powered prophet visited the historically Quaker fellowship on Saturday night, taking his place among the lily-white saints and trying to stay awake among a rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Christians vs. Muslims in Ramadan Prayer-off

    An unofficial prayer contest will be held during Ramadan this year. The combatants are Muslims, who will mark the holy month with prayer and fasting from sunrise to sunset from July 20 to Aug. 18, and Christians, who will ask God to stop Islamic countries from killing their brethren.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012

    One Direction

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Benny Hinn Back in Bed With Wife

    Awww. Benny Hinn, who lives in a Dana Point home (and God knows how many others) funded by idiots who support his ministry, and his now-formerly estranged wife, Suzanne Hinn, have reconciled, according to the faith healer with bad hair.Faithful readers will recall that Lady Hinn filed for divorce in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Sweet Brown Songs: Everybody's Got Time for That!

    I must be living under a rock, because it was only this weekend that a friend showed me the viral video on YouTube of a woman named Sweet Brown. She escaped an apartment fire and gave an interview to Oklahoma City's KFOR News Channel. With all the charisma of a preacher, she retold her story of how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    Liberals Go Praying For Them Illegals Again

    ​I just got back from the South OC People's Prayer Breakfast at St. George's Episcopal Church in Laguna Hills, an alternative to pricey prayer breakfasts, the ones that are often designed to drum up support for political candidates.The free event, with roughly 50 in attendance, took the theme "Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    On the Line: Anne Eng of Panfiniti, Part Two

    ​Before heading to the commissary for supplies, Anne Eng found the time to meet outside one of her favorite places, Diamond Jamboree's Lollicup. She quips about her adventures in driving the Panfiniti lonchera and how she prefers to spend her free time. While part one's answers may have a lot to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    5 New "Christological" Crystal Cathedral Names

    ​While the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is allowing Crystal Cathedral ministry to stay there for another three years before completely taking over, Bishop Tod Brown is seeking a new name now, with submissions accepted through Feb. 20 at rcbo.org/cathedral-name. Brown asks only that the name be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Are Dueling Pro-Christian and Pro-Atheist Billboards the Reason for the Season?

    ​Break out the banjo, geeee-tar and Deliverance song book 'cause it's time to raise a holler over dueling billboards along the 55 freeway.On one side, hanging on a 40-foot trailer in the O'Neil Storage lot facing the 55 near Dyer Road in Santa Ana, is the billboard proclaiming, "Jesus Christ is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Christian Acts Back at Verizon Amphitheatre for Fishfest

    ​Who says Christians don't have fun? Sure, the price you pay for having too much fun is an eternity in the lake of fire, but there'll be plenty of time for that later. For now Christians can edify their God and shake their booty simultaneously (and piously of course) courtesy of area radio station ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Soundgarden to Release First Live Album in March

    ​​Since the group's reunion in 2010, longtime fans of Soundgarden have clamored for new material from grunge's prodigal sons. Guitarist Kim Thayil won't rule out a new studio album, but the Seattle heroes seem to be concentrating on putting out selections from their deep vault of music from thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2010

    Priest Blesses Surf City Waves Sunday

    ​One day at band camp, this kid was shredding at Bolsa Chica when he slipped off his board and yelled, "Jesus Christ." So, it is not without precedence that a priest from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will wade into the waters near Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning to bless the waves.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    The Nutritional Content of Holy Communion

    vshioshvili @ flickr.com CC BY-SA 2.0​It's the time of the year when people examine their eating habits. Every morsel that goes into one's mouth is scrutinized for its caloric content in hopes that reducing food intake a little bit will result in the body of your dreams. The one thing many people ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 19, 2009
  • Columns

    August 20, 2009
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    June 5, 2009

    Muslims and Christians Talk Jesus at Interfaith Event

    Hot on the heels of President Obama's speech in Cairo, where he quoted from the Bible, the Koran and the Talmud, the Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts an interfaith discussion Sunday about the role and status of Jesus Christ in the Muslim and Christian faiths. "The Path of the Shepherd: Jesus ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    What Mariners Church Teaches About Homosexuality Vs. What Jesus Teaches

    In doing my cover story last week about the schism between Mariners Church pastor Kenton Beshore and his former right-hand man, Bob Gunn, over Gunn's homosexuality, I visited the Irvine congregation's bookstore. Books and books and books about Christianity, along with CDs, Bibles, and a cafe that wa ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    An Open Letter to Mater Dei Quarterback Matt Barkley

    Dear Matt, Congrats on all your success: Gatorade High School Football, Player of the Year (first junior so honored ever), the early commitment to USC, the many prep titles—oops, scratch that last one! And we loved the profile that the New York Times did on you yesterday. We especially were excit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Heavenly Dancer

    Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    In Excess Deo

    The Glory of Christmas

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    Mary Don't You Weep

    Salvation in Rock Harbor's Magdalene

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    County Life

    People, places, politicos, lawmen, muckrakers, card sharps, & other assorted scalawags & neer-do-wells, plus tall tales & ghost stories.

  • Culture

    March 22, 2007

    You're On With Jesus

    Neil Saavedra brings God down to Earth

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Where's Loretta?

    Rebecca Schoenkopf reporting from . . . ORANGE, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441--The beer is Heineken, the food Mexican, the lights fluorescent. A couple hundred people, very happy--and sitting. Sitting. And we're young. And so, thinking Loretta Sanchez's invite-only party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2006

    Who Would Jesus Discriminate Against?

    Although it lacks the economic punch of Christmas, Easter is, in theory, the biggest of Christian holidays. "[A]nd if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." according to Paul (1 Corinthians 15:14), whose opinion on the matter commands a certain respect. So how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2006

    Dead Pope, Baby Buddha, and Plenty of Firepower

    Has it only been a year since TV news went All Dead Pope, All The Time? Apparently so– April 8 marks the first anniversary of Pope John Paul II's funeral. Interestingly enough, April 8 is also when many in East Asia (particularly in Japan) celebrate the birthday of the Buddha, who, of course ... More >>

  • Film

    March 23, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Juliet of the Spirits

  • News

    August 11, 2005
  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Why We Fall

    Getting healed with Jee-sus and Gospel Duck at the Anaheim Convention Center

  • Columns

    June 30, 2005
  • Columns

    April 21, 2005

    Letters

    In the first place, I am a pimply-faced septuagenarian male, aging ungracefully, with an unquenchable thirst for comic books about hell on earth.

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Honk if You Love Mickey . . . and Marilyn!

    Guerrilla artist tries to get bigger than his billboards in The Art and Crimes of Ron English

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Get Your Geek On

    NBFF presents movies youll be ashamed to love

  • Columns

    December 23, 2004
  • Film

    November 13, 2003

    Mel Gibsons Christ Complex

    Is The Passion of Christ an autobiopic?

  • News

    February 27, 2003
  • Culture

    November 14, 2002

    Jesus Christ On a Bike!

    Jesus Christ Superstar at La Mirada Theatre

  • Columns

    May 10, 2001

    Ball Busting

    And does anyone pray to the Lord of the Dance?

  • Columns

    January 4, 2001
  • Features

    January 4, 2001
  • Columns

    January 4, 2001
  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Behold the Stoner

    Behold lots of them at the Cypress Hill smoke out

  • Columns

    February 24, 2000
  • Culture

    November 18, 1999

    The Hysterical Jesus

    Gay activists are ready for a fight over a Santa Ana production of Terrence McNallys worst play ever

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Pomp & Circumstances

    Five graduations! Hot students! Good vs. evil! Dave Brubeck vs. Eleanor Roosevelt! All this and a pack of Trojans!

  • Culture

    March 5, 1998

    Thou Shalt Be Rich

    Selling your soul-at a profit-with TBN's divine guidance

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