Post Tagged with: "Capitols & churches"

Capitols & churches : Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic share Juneau

Capitols & churches : Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic share Juneau

Capitols & Churches February 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan You can’t get there from here, if you drive from the continental United States.If you’re a Russian Orthodox or Roman Catholic leader you haven’t  directly communicated since the great schism of 1054, until this week. However, if you visit the capital of Alaska in Juneau, you willRead More

Prayer rally, political rally, or both : Decision America 2016 tour starts in Iowa.

Prayer rally, political rally, or both : Decision America 2016 tour starts in Iowa.

Capitols & Churches January 12, 2016 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Bold initiatives. One has to love them. If you do, then you must follow them and put yourself on the road to discovery. When Franklin Graham announced last year that he was going to every state capital to hold prayer rallies, my discovery senses came alive. His firstRead More

Capitols & Churches: Chisha Foka to LeFleur’s Bluff to Uptown Funk

Capitols & Churches: Chisha Foka to LeFleur’s Bluff to Uptown Funk

Capitols & Churches December 11, 2015 at 1:36 am 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Jackson,Mississippi was the 23rd stop of my separation of church and state Capitol tour. From Little Rock,Arkansas, I followed I-40, US 49, MS 8, and I-55 to the only United States capital to have a dormant volcano under it. The last estimated eruption was 66 million yearsRead More

Capitols & churches: Tiffany, Mater Dei, in a good place to dig potatoes

Capitols & churches: Tiffany, Mater Dei, in a good place to dig potatoes

Capitols & Churches November 7, 2015 at 11:58 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan There was digging and construction in Topeka, Kansas when I arrived at the 19th Capitol of my church and state tour. Topeka originates from a Kansa-Osage sentence meaning, “Place where we dug potatoes.” Sure enough, when I arrived in March 2013, the state Capitol was under reconstruction.Read More

Capitols & churches: Is that you, mom, in Oklahoma City?

Capitols & churches: Is that you, mom, in Oklahoma City?

Capitols & Churches October 15, 2015 at 2:25 am 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Waking up in Shamrock, Texas, my mother was already on my mind. It was 33 years to the day that I returned home from work and found her unconscious in the bathroom. I tried to save her, but both my and the paramedics’ efforts were too late.Read More

Capitols & churches: How old is holy faith?

Capitols & churches: How old is holy faith?

Capitols & Churches October 6, 2015 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan The “Land of Enchantment” has a one-of-a-kind Capitol. “The Roundhouse” was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol seen on New Mexico license plates. Finished in 1966, it connects an indigenous tribe from the past in Zia Pueblo with a modern-day government. The City of Santa FeRead More

Capitols & churches: Cheyenne crossing

Capitols & churches: Cheyenne crossing

Capitols & Churches September 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan My trip to all 51 U.S. Capitols and their closest churches was at another crossroad. It was Saint Patrick’s Day and I was in Buffalo, Wyoming where Interstates 25 and 90 meet. Should I head for the Dakotas to the east or down the Front Range ofRead More

Capitols & churches: high on the divide in Helena

Capitols & churches: high on the divide in Helena

Capitols & Churches September 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan From the wooded river of Boise, I set out for the great state of Montana. Interstates 86 and 15 brought me to the border as exit ramps stretched further apart. Just before midnight, the snow started to fly. I pulled off the highway to a single darkRead More

Church separated by State St., not Jefferson, in Boise

Church separated by State St., not Jefferson, in Boise

Capitols & Churches August 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan The subtle symbolism of Thomas Jefferson’s metaphor in a letter continues in Boise, Idaho. The address of the state Capitol of Idaho is 700 West Jefferson Street. This street runs directly in front of the Capitol. However, the street running East to West behind the Capitol isRead More

Capitols & churches: Mormon marmalade on the rocks in the Beehive State

Capitols & churches: Mormon marmalade on the rocks in the Beehive State

Capitols & Churches August 16, 2015 at 1:05 am 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan They had to separate so that their values do not separate. Salt Lake City, Utah can easily claim to be the most unique study on my separation of church and state tour of “Capitols & Churches.” The geography of the state is quite diverse: mountains, desert, canyons,Read More