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Ken Houghton

"There are thieves/In the temple tonight."

The people at Trinity were always nicer than their surroundings. Good to see they're keeping that up.


this is a nice piece! And so much better than listening to a talking head while the "b-roll" footage gets replayed on even the sympathetic broadcasts, such as Olberman & Maddow's TV shows .... I hope that we can get more reports like these ....

Janelle Dvorak

Very well done, Lance, very well done indeed.

David Hendrickson

@Ken Houghton --

Indeed. I lived down there for a few years, and worked down there for many more, and -- even as an atheist -- always found Trinity Church a welcoming and calming presence in the neighborhood. The Rev. Dr. Cooper's sentiments are pretty much what I would have expected.

El Jefe


Though I never lived in the neighborhood, I know Trinity and it's very much seconded. Certainly being an ecumenical bunch, Trinity ought to be welcoming and calming to atheists and all other comers (after all, actual atheism is as solid an act of faith as any others, and as fully-formed theologically as you can possibly get: "Is there a God?" "Nope." :)


Very, very nicely done. Always a pleasure to see that, though you can take the belief out of the man (disclaimer: that's just free will, no harm and no foul), you can't quite take the social-Catholic out of him ;) On that point:

"Now listen, you who say 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.' As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and does not do it, that is sin for them."
James 4:13-17, New International Version.

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