Jake Dagel claims Dean's organization was "cultic" and mistreated its members
Today, Jake Dagel, a 20-year-old Iowa college student who worked for Bradlee Dean's "You Can Run But You Cannot Hide" ministry until late last month, went public with allegations the ministry is a cult and that Dean is a crook.So yeah, you probably shouldn't apply for this job.In a press release, Da ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Coming of age in the '80s had a lot of complexities. Parachute pants made us look ridiculous, puberty hit right as Time magazine was running weekly s ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is worth 8,700 words?Michele Bachmann is the subject of a gigantic profile in the current issue of the New Yorker. As one of the craziest members of congress comes under the careful eye of political reporter Ryan Lizza, a few interesting new stones got turned over. Mainly, the st ... More >>
Leith Anderson, Tim Pawlenty's pastor for nearly three decades, is retiring.Leith Anderson, the influential head of the National Association of Evangelicals who counts Tim Pawlenty among his 5,000 parishioners, is retiring from his leadership position with Eden Prairie's Wooddale Church. Anderso ... More >>
Tim and Mary Pawlenty on the Christian Broadcasting Network earlier this year.All his tack-to-the-hard right rhetoric with right wing Christian TV and radio shows is paying off. In the battle for God - or a conservative evangelical God anyway -- Tim Pawlenty appears to have the upper hand. L ... More >>
Brian Johnson, center, and his family handed out bibles at last year's Pride festival.Here we go again. Just like last year, the city has a battle brewing on its hands over free speech rights in Loring Park during the Twin Cities Pride festival. Organizers want an exclusive use permit for ... More >>
Leith Anderson, friend of the White House.Leith Anderson is Tim and Mary Pawlenty's pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie. He's head of the National Association of Evangelicals. And now he's been named to President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnershi ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is funny. Seriously.Michele Bachmann's habit of hogging the limelight and getting caught with her pants on fire is well-documented. Not that that matters to her supporters. To them, she's just being crucified. Which is where author Bill Prendergast and his stable of artist ... More >>
Is Tim Pawlenty the George W. Bush of the 2012 presidential election cycle, thanks to his ties to conservative Christian evangelical churches? Not compared to the way Bush wore his born-again faith on his shirtsleeve in front of any and all audiences, and conflated his faith with patriotism ... More >>
Plus: Kersten finds outlet in MinnPost
Creationists bring their battle against science to the University of Minnesota.
Brian and Doris Johnson have passed out free Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festival for 11 years, but this year their free gifts got them arrested.
M.anifest previews new project, Gaslight Anthem to play Epic in October & recent show reviews.
Michele Bachmann's recipe for success: Christian piety and not-so-Christian opportunism
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An afternoon with the holy trinity of terror
Local rockers Best Fight Story battle for the working man's rights
American history gives a five-minute makeover to the Son of God
Mark Curtis Anderson's '70s memoir looks at what happened when white evangelicals first embraced the devil's music
Faith, salvation, and End Times in suburbia: Inside Grace Church.