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January 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Mars Hill’s grand opening downtown: ‘Thank God for TiVo’

Mars Hill’s new home (Photo: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons)

Seems like everyone in Seattle will be glued to the TV Sunday morning for the Seahawks-Falcons playoff game in Atlanta. Well, not quite everyone.  There’s a concurrent event that, for some Seattleites, takes precedence over a football game — even a playoff.

Tomorrow morning, Mars Hill Church will be celebrating the grand opening of its new location in the historic First United Methodist Church building in downtown Seattle.  As Mars Hill posted on a Facebook page created for the event, “Thank God for TiVo and DVR.” The Hawks can wait.

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November 21, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Godless in Seattle: Is Bill O’Reilly right about us?

Atheist placard (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Remember a few Christmases ago, when an atheist group was allowed to place a placard in the Capitol building in Olympia, alongside a Christian Nativity scene?  Conservative talking head Bill O’Reilly made a big fuss about it on Fox News, and Washington state briefly became ground zero for the so-called…

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