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October 17th, 2019
Every October, churches across the country host their own biblical twist on the haunted house. 'Hell Houses' are designed to scare teens into following Jesus by showing graphic depictions of sins like racism, gun violence, and sexual abuse. Now the world's most controversial hell house is opening its doors for yet another Halloween season, and some are wondering if fear really is the best motivator for belief in Jesus. Continue Reading »
October 3rd, 2019
Rapper Kanye West, no stranger to controversy, claims he's been born-again. Now he's hosting 'Sunday Service', weekly gospel concerts attended by the rich and famous. Some Christians are doubting West's religious sincerity, given that the performances have a host of associated high-priced merchandise, including $50 t-shirts and $225 sweat shirts. Continue Reading »
September 19th, 2019
Economists can apparently put a price tag on anything. A recent study found that Christians will pay just over $7 to receive a prayer from a priest. However, atheists will actually pay money to avoid being prayer for. The survey epitomizes the debate that pops up every time disaster strikes: Are thoughts and prayers actually helpful, or just an empty gesture? Continue Reading »
September 6th, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson sparked a fierce online debate earlier this week when she posted on Twitter urging her fellow Americans to pray and visualize Hurricane Dorian changing direction. “Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind,” she wrote. Continue Reading »