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May 1st, 2014

It might seem hard to believe, but the United Church of Christ (UCC) is suing the State of North Carolina for restricting religious freedom by banning its ministers from performing same-sex weddings. Churches that believe in equality are forced to … Continue reading

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February 18th, 2014

Do people spend too much money on weddings? The alternative for many is the drive-through “quickie” style of weddings performed at places like A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Now, a husband-and-wife pair of ULC ministers have brought … Continue reading

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October 10th, 2013

Do religious trends pander to self-centered desires? Evangelist Billy Graham suggests they do in his new book, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation, which is due for release on 15 October. In it, he criticizes churches for compromising the integrity … Continue reading

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April 29th, 2013

Women who dress like prostitutes deserve to be raped, according to a student minister who regularly preaches on the University of Arizona campus. As if to pour salt into an open wound, the student made the remarks just before a … Continue reading

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December 6th, 2012

Americans couldn’t wait until Black Friday to get their hands on cheap Christmas presents this year–they were already storming the nation’s big-box stores on Thanksgiving Day, even starting mass riots over the most coveted items. According to Lawrence S. Wittner, … Continue reading

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November 1st, 2012

How would you like to live an entire year following the Bible’s instructions on female conduct? Rachel Held Evans of Dayton, Tennessee, did exactly that, then wrote a book about her experience. Although she has faced criticism by the evangelical … Continue reading

June 26th, 2012

What does cutting-edge research in cosmology mean for the work of those who want to become a minister? Will new insight into the origin of the cosmos render the online church irrelevant? At a recent conference in Santa Clara, California, … Continue reading