Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

All posts tagged religion

The courage to declare

By Ed Koster I graduated from Seminary 40 years ago, well equipped to distinguish between Presbyterians and Baptists and Methodists and Pentecostals and Episcopalians… Not that it was…

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WEA calls for prayer for Central African Republic

By World Evangelical Alliance The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is deeply concerned about the large-scale human suffering in the Central African Republic (CAR) with thousands being killed, up…

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Hollywood gets religion at Movie Guide Awards

By Charlene Israel HOLLYWOOD — Hundreds of celebrities came out to celebrate faith and family friendly movies and TV shows at the 22nd Annual Movie Guide Awards in…

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The new American religion: The rise of sports and the decline of the church

By R. Albert Mohler Jr. Super Bowl XLVIII may have been a bust as a football game, but it was a blockbuster as a cultural event. The telecast…

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Conversing about American religion, politics and culture

The Layman LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Roman Catholic, a Jew and a Southern Baptist walk in the door… That sounds like the opening line of a lame joke,…

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Christmas in America: Belief in the Virgin birth and visits from Santa

By Cathy Lynn Grossman WASHINGTON (RNS) Nearly one in three Americans, including many with no little children at home and those with no religious identity, say they pretend…

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Church for Atheists?

Dr. Jerry Newcombe There’s an old joke that says: How do you describe an atheist at his funeral? “All dressed up with no place to go.” Now, all…

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The business of church safety

By Ann Marie Somma, Hartford Faith and Values This week, Faith & Values news will explore what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. Though…

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Holding the line

By Edward Lee Pitts GREENVILLE, S.C.—This year: An Idaho Air Force base removes a painting called “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” because it references a Bible verse. The Air…

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Religion contributes to Utah being most charitable state in country

By JJ Feinauer A new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy places Utah as the most charitable state in the country. “The Mormon tradition of tithing is a…

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