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Archaeologists dig up Philistine artifacts where Goliath may have walked

Archaeologists dig up Philistine artifacts where Goliath may have walked

The Gath archaeological site in southern Israel is littered with distinctive 2,800-year-old pottery shards poking out of the ground. Archaeologists and biblical scholars say that strongly indicates the Philistines—the mighty warriors and arch enemies of the Israelites—once lived here.

       
Baylor team unearths Red Sea parting, Noah’s ark in ancient mosaics

Baylor team unearths Red Sea parting, Noah’s ark in ancient mosaics

A team that includes Baylor University students discovered mosaics depicting Noah’s ark and the parting of the Red Sea while excavating a synagogue in Israel that dates to the fifth century.

       
Analysis: ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ made American religion real

Analysis: ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ made American religion real

For 42 years, Garrison Keillor’s deep, soothing voice brought a slice of Americana into our homes and cars through his popular radio show, A Prairie Home CompanionKeillor, who ended his run as host July 2, also brought a healthy dose of religion to the show.

       
Unchurched will talk about faith, study shows

Unchurched will talk about faith, study shows

Americans who don’t go to church are happy to talk about religion and often think about the meaning of life, a new study from LifeWay Research showed.

       
Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

American parents generally are not as happy as people who aren’t parents, new research reveals.

       
 Christian rap artist Trip Lee challenges students to rise up

Rise up, rapper Trip Lee challenges students

Christian rap artist Trip Lee realizes the importance of reaching teenagers for Christ because of the transformation that took place in his life during his teen years. 

       
Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution

Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution

A new book promotes the idea that one can be serious about Christian faith and still accept a scientific Darwinian account of human origins.

       
Young social media users less committed to single religion, research shows

Young social media users less committed to single religion, research shows

Young people who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith—regardless what their religious tradition teaches—than those who do not use social media, a Baylor University study revealed.

       
Few churches prioritize prison ministries

Few churches prioritize prison ministries

Most Protestant pastors go to jail, at least for a visit, and want to help prisoners and their families. But their churches often lack the training or finances to operate an effective prison ministry.

       
Most pastors want misconduct accusations kept confidential until proven

Most pastors want misconduct accusations kept confidential

Half of Protestant pastors say their colleagues should step down from the pulpit for a time if they are accused of misconduct, and most say such accusations should be kept in confidence until proven, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.

       
End of the world? It’s complicated, pastors insist

End of the world? It’s complicated, pastors say

Most Protestant pastors believe Jesus will return in the future. But few agree about the details of the apocalypse.

       
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Fairness builds base for witness in business

A "theology of negotiation" treats people fairly, upholds Christian principles—and still is good business, veteran hotel developer/owner Jack vanHartesvelt insists.

       
The Bible among 10 “most challenged” books of 2015

The Bible among 10 “most challenged” books of 2015

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Bible made the list of the American Library Association’s 10 most frequently challenged books last year.

       
Highly religious people happier than others

Highly religious people happier than others

Three in 10 Americans claim they are pretty satisfied with life, happy, healthy and moral. They’re the “highly religious” 30 percent of U.S. adults who say they pray daily and attend church at least once a week.

       
International study reveals gender gap in religion

International study reveals gender gap in religion

Among Christians, women are more religious than men by several standard measures of what it means to be a religious person, a new Pew Research Center international reveals.

       
 
 
 
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