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Category: Society

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Just in time for the year-end shopping season, a national pro-family organization has released its annual “Naughty-or-Nice List” for Christmas. The online list published by the American Family Association separates retailers into “Nice,” “Marginal,” or “Naughty” for how they observe and employ the term “Christmas” in their advertising. The list uses a color-coded system, with…

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confessing

During the days of Nazi Germany there arose a Confessing Church movement that rose against the German Church movement, which became the religious arm of the Fascist Nazi Socialist movement. Of the 18,000 pastors in Germany during that time (from 1933 to 1945), less than 5,000 were aligned with the Confessing Church. Hence, only a…

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Sadie

The Robertsons of “Duck Dynasty” are known for their faith and family values so it’s not surprise they often get compared to “19 Kids & Counting’s” Duggar family. The comparison is welcome, Sadie Robertson told E! News. “It doesn’t bother me at all,” the 17-year-old told E! “I’ve actually met the Duggars once and they’re…

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seattle

A high school student in Washington is suing his school district, claiming his religious liberties were violated by three separate disciplinary suspensions for preaching and passing out Bible verses. Michael Leal does not deny that he repeatedly passed out mass-produced Christian literature at suburban Seattle Cascade High School, and claims he was fully within his…

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manson

Many were shocked to learn recently that infamous mass murderer Charles Manson was issued a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. Manson and several of his followers were convicted in the horrific 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate, 26, wife of director Roman Polanski; celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, 35;…

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“In an average week, one-in-five Americans share their religious faith online, about the same percentage that tune in to religious talk radio, watch religious TV programs or listen to Christian rock music. And nearly half of U.S. adults see someone else share their religious faith online in a typical week.” That’s the opening paragraph of…

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wwi

In The Great and Holy War, Philip Jenkins helps us to see a familiar topic from a different angle.  He explores the role of religion, public and personal, during the years of World War I.  What emerge from his study are new insights into the way religious consciousness changed during the twentieth century and how…

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benham

When Christian leaders scramble to make material “relevant” to millennials, they not only miss the point, they fail to be true to biblical teaching, David Benham told Christian Examiner. Believers should focus on being “resistant” to the things of the world, instead of being “relevant” to the world – said one of the popular Benham…

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Saving

A new movie slated to open in theaters on November 14 seeks to keep the Christmas holiday message rooted in Scripture. Kirk Cameron, star of Fireproof and Unstoppable, returns to theaters with his newest film, Saving Christmas. In the film, Kirk is all set to enjoy his sister’s annual Christmas party until he realizes the…

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heisenberg

It’s a tug-of-war over toys. And it’s not the kids who are spatting—it’s the adults. In late October, a Florida mom successfully petitioned Toys R Us to remove from its stores a line of toys based on the Emmy-winning AMC television show Breaking Bad, which tells the story of a high-school chemistry teacher and his…

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jackie

Jackie Hill-Perry considers herself not merely an agent of change, but its embodiment as well. A Christian spoken-word poet from Chicago, Ms. Hill-Perry professes to be a former lesbian — a change she ascribes to God. God, she says, “not only changes your affections and your heart, but He gives you new affections that you…

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