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Spiritual Surf: Leno’s Oprah confessional, John Edwards’ New Age love connection, Jude Law, Baptists, burqas, Groundhog Day, Candlemas

Jay Leno walks Oprah’s Stations of the Cross

The Washington Post‘s TV columnist, Lisa de Moraes, has a psycho-spiritual essay about Jay Leno’s appearance on the final Oprah Winfrey Show of January, 2010. Moraes’ brilliant metaphor for how celebs rehabilitate a tarnished public image by seeking on-air absolution from “the Queen of the Confessional”: the Stations of the Cross, a ritual associated with Lent and penitence.

The WaPo columnist also works in a quickie psycho-analysis of Winfrey’s narcissism: Oprah interview with Leno manages to be all about . . . Oprah

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Seminary Homework: Housework

Seminary Homework: Housework

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has opened up a new course of study in homemaking for female seminar students, raising ire from various camps, according to AP reports.

“We are moving against the tide in order to establish family and gender roles as described in God’s word for the home and the family,” Seminary President Paige Patterson says. “If we do not do something to salvage the future of the home, both our denomination and our nation will be destroyed.”

Some have criticized this “move against the tide,” calling it anachronistic.

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