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Bob Dylan: “I couldn’t be that hellfire rock ’n’ roller. But I could write hellfire lyrics.”

Bob Dylan: When I was growing up, Billy Graham was very popular. He was the greatest preacher and evangelist of my time — that guy could save souls and did. I went to two or three of his rallies in the ’50s … Continue reading

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Prince’s Holy Lust

By Touré (New York Times) LET me tell you why “Adore” is the central song in the Prince canon. Because in “Adore” you get the commingling of two keys to understanding the man and his music: his sexuality and his spirituality. In the second … Continue reading

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Where music meets religion: Spending a night with Prince

Prince, who has died at 57, joined Times pop music critic Ann Powers for a rare in-person interview in 2009 to talk about music, technology, religion and more. This story originally ran in The Los Angeles Times on Jan. 11, 2009. … Continue reading

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Prince Covers Christian Singer-Songwriter for New Song ‘What If’

Always a man with a surprise up his sleeve (was anyone anticipating his first acting credit in years to be on New Girl?), Prince‘s new song is probably not what you’d expect from the Purple One. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl released an electric … Continue reading

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Prince, RIP

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Purple Faith: Prince’s Life as a Jehovah’s Witness

Prince was raised a Seventh-Day Adventist in Minneapolis frequently attending services with his grandmother at Glendale Church, a historically African-American congregation in the city. “Both of his parents believed in the strict faith as did Bernadette Anderson, who took him … Continue reading

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Alice Cooper Interviews Anne Rice on Religion, Vampires, Tom Cruise & Pot

Alice Cooper is a longtime fan of novelist and fellow Christian Anne Rice, whose Christ of Lord: Out of Egypt has been turned into The Young Messiah, a movie that opened this week. When the filmmakers arranged for a screening of the film for … Continue reading

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David Bowie taught us the limitless potential of renewal

By Chris Richards Mourning David Bowie requires tremendous energy because there are so many David Bowies to mourn. The lost cosmonaut. The alien balladeer. The pansexual glamourpuss. The rake. The maestro. The fashionista. The freak. He was humanity’s ultimate and … Continue reading

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Did a prayer meeting really bring down the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War?

By Peter Crutchley, BBC The date 9 November 1989 is etched in history as the day the Berlin Wall came down. But was it actually a prayer meeting held exactly one month earlier that made the fall of the Wall inevitable? Ignoring … Continue reading

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HOLY UPSET: ROSE CITY STUNS GOTHAM GIRLS ROLLER DERBY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

By Andy Frye, ESPN When Shaina Serelson took up roller derby in 2011 in her hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, she wasn’t exactly thinking about someday playing in a World Cup. Or battling the best skaters in the world for the … Continue reading

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