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  1. How Religious Movements Take Off


    October 27, 2012 by Steven Worden

    Commentary on Religion and Society by Steven Worden. His column, “Fire On The Mountain” has appeared regularly in the WC Observer since 2010 and in the West Fork Zephyr. This article was originally published in the Washington County Observer September 8, 2011. How Religious Movements Take Off  Few topics fascinate sociologists more than the explosive growth of new religious movements. For example, how did a mere 1,000 Christians in the year 40 AD mushroom into more than 6,300,000 by 300 AD?


  2. The Motorcycle Ride


    October 4, 2011 by Steven Worden

    It was eighty years ago today on September 22, 1931, C.S. Lewis set out on what can only be described as a remarkable motorcycle ride to the Whipsnade Zoo. Riding in a sidecar on his brother “Warnie” Lewis’s motorcycle, Lewis recalled, “When we set out I did not believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and when we reached the zoo I did.”