The California State Capitol flying flags at half-mast in honor of my father, Cruz Reynoso. My dad passed away about six weeks ago. My mother passed away almost 14 years ago. Our family home was sold last year. I find myself feeling unmoored in a way I have never felt

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“St. Lawrence Distributing the Riches of the Church”, Bernardo Strozzi, c. 1625 The Parcast Network’s Conspiracy Theories podcast recently did a four-episode deep dive into the supposed mysteries of the Vatican. While some parts were interesting and some were just silly, it opened with what I thought was an odd

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Billy Graham One of my pastors offered a humorous shorthand for dealing with the complexities of defining American evangelicalism when I was a teenager. He repeated the joke, popular at the time, that an evangelical was anyone who liked Billy Graham. The corollaries to this statement helped sort “liberals” and

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This is, in my mind, a fantastic example of art in the church. Photo by Pamela Reynoso This cathedral is alive with art, and it’s not seen in just the permanent fixtures. I wanted to share these photos because I felt they tied in quite well with my essay about

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To be honest, the title of this blog post pretty much describes how I feel being an artist within the evangelical church. In my experience, artists tend to live on the fringes of societal norms due in part to seeing the world in a different way but when you add

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“A picture is worth a thousand words,” but in my case a picture is also worth at least a thousand undone deeds. The picture I’m referencing was taken sometime in the late 1980s and featured four misfits, including me at a Pentecostal youth camp in Redfield, Arkansas. Redfield, a small

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I received this question on the Faith on View Facebook page a while back. I value your musings on this question because you have a diverse background and perspective which I feel enables you to be objective with your responses regardless of the subject discussed: Do you have an opinion

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“Confessions of a Sociopath” Let me start off this post by saying the obvious. I am not a mental health professional. I have no training to diagnose a Sociopath or a Narcissist. My interest is completely personal. Over the last couple of years, I have been in a few situations

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There was a tremendous outpouring of support after my father passed on May 7th. I want to thank you all. We buried Dad next to Mom on Friday, May 14th. It was a private service for family and a few very close friends. I thought some may be interested in

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Title: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted A Faith and Fractured A Nation Author: Kristin Kobes Du Mez Publisher: Liveright Kristin Kobes Du Mez’s Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted A Faith and Fractured A Nation begins on sacred ground for all daughters and sons of

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Cruz Reynoso passed away peacefully at the Angel Lite Elder Care facility in Oroville, California on May 7, 2021. He was 90. Cruz was born in Brea, California on May 2, 1931, to Juan and Francisca Reynoso. He married Jeannene (Harness) Reynoso of Pioneer, Tennessee on September 1, 1956. After

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Quarantine and COVID-19 shutdowns have done a lot of things to a lot of people, but one valuable commodity they gave many was time. They gave time to think, to evaluate, to understand relationships and the years already spent under a bright, unblinking spotlight. Many couples I knew joked that

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