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Published February 04, 2009, 06:21 AM

POP CULTURE ON THE PLAINS: Time magazine visits Red River Valley Churches

Pop Culture on the Plains reports on a Time magazine video about vanishing pastors on the prairies.

By Paulette Tobin

When Time magazine -- or any other national media -- covers anything in the Red River Valley, it's usually because of an act of God. You know -- a blizzard, a flood, a tornado.

Today, Time magazine has a video story on its Web site called "Vanishing pastors on the prairie," a story that's about God and a kind of cultural calamity for many communities in the Red River Valley today. It's a report on the fading of rural churches, and the number of pastors serving multiple congregations, that's a result of fewer farms, declining population and falling church attendance.

You can find Pop Culture on the Plains, and a link to the Time Video, at: