JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.
The Boston Business Journal reports the church, caught between the sale of its Back Bay headquarters and the continued decay of its planned headquarters in the South End, is setting up temporary digs in Quincy Center.
You can find her sometimes in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, she just stands there, but instead of having a copy of the Watchtower in an outreached hand, she just holds... Read more
[D]escribes the "Great Controversy theme" between Jesus and Satan, as played out... Read more
The minister and eternal political candidate is at it again, distributing fliers that accuse the backers of the Sept. 28 Open Streets - in which Blue Hill Avenue between Warren and Dudley streets will be shut to traffic for an afternoon festival - of being godless Commies who have managed to dupe certain other "Judas ministers" he won't name in working to sap the... Read more
"As a comms person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best Iâ€™ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Ugandaâ€™s Anti-Homosexuality law."
MassLive reports on plans to move the tiny Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel from Northern Avenue to space next to the Children's Museum, to make way for Yet Another Mega-Development.
The Unitarian Universalist Association, based in Boston, today unveiled a new logo, as part of an overall branding strategy (yes, of course churches these days have branding strategies):
Our new logo, for many, will be the first introduction to who we are. Itâ€™s meant to entice a person to learn more. And itâ€™s doing just that. Our random testing groups of UUs and non-UUs... Read more
Father Tim Schenk at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham could contain his feelings no more: He just cannot abide the nautilus that now tops the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street:
The nautilus is supposed to be a metaphor for spiritual growth, based on an Oliver Wendell Holmesâ€™ poem titled The Chambered Nautilus. I actually donâ€™t mind... Read more
Jim Martinho explains:
I'm the Content Manager at TheBostonCalendar.com, and I also write a weekly email newsletter previewing upcoming events. A lot of the events on our calendar are user-submitted, and when I saw a listing for a performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Sunday, it seemed pretty innocent -- classical music, in a church, commemorating JFK's legacy?... Read more
The Boston Public Library has posted hundreds of photos of studies and work orders for stained-glass windows in churches, synagogues and cemeteries by the studio of Charles J. Connick in the mid-20th century.
Executed in watercolor and gouache, these studies provide critical insight into the nature and range of an artistâ€™s working process, as well as a valuable glimpse of the artistâ€™s own hand,... Read more
Anthony Clark says that for the past year, he's gotten repeated calls from a Utah company that sells Mormon religious DVDs and that its computers keep calling him even though he's asked the company to knock it off.
An annoyed citizen in Brighton is slowly losing his or her mind due to music being played at the Lady of Fatima Shrine off Washington Street:
Unnecessary and unreasonable noise pollution emanating from loudspeakers mounted to exterior of Lady of Fatima Shrine building on a regular basis. Music is frequently audible from inside of residence over 300 feet away. Music plays on a daily... Read more
WBUR reports on the record-setting price for the Puritan-produced book.
The Globe reports on the apology by a Christian student group that had posted an essay, allegedly by a Jewish convert to Christianity, about how his former co-religionists really suck and, yeah, the Holocaust was part of God's plan.
In the apology, the Christian Ichtus writes:
The writer holds nothing but love for his heritage and feels very deeply for the welfare of... Read more
Thousands flocked to Blue Hill Avenue yesterday afternoon for Circle the City, in which the street was shut for four hours to celebrate a walking, playing city.
Among them was Jed Hresko, who reports that Roy Owens, perpetual political candidate and elder of the Walthall Chapel Church of God in Christ, who was very put out that the event meant no parking for... Read more