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‘Blood moon’ controversy

‘Blood moon’ eclipses spur books, debate

Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so, but others dismiss the speculation.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: Survey shows diminished trust in the Bible

The American Bible Society’s latest State of the Bible survey documents steep skepticism that the Good Book is a God book.

Faith Digest: Sainthood rites to be beamed globally

Faith Digest: Sainthood rites to be beamed globally

While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media campaign for the millions who don’t make it to Rome. 

MercyMe

Texas band emphasizes life-changing message

For the Dove-Award winning group MercyMe, Welcome to the New is more than just the title of their latest CD.

Slow Church

Slow church movement resists 'fast-food' religion

You can’t franchise the kingdom of God, say the authors of “Slow Church,” a new book from InterVarsity Press that applies the lessons of the slow food movement to congregational life.

Living Simply

Living simply can be pretty simple, some say

Christians who live or study the intersection between simplicity and their faith say removing “excesses” from life doesn’t have to be complicated.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: Church of England attendance continues to fall

Attendance figures released by the Church of England show Sunday worship attendance continues its downward slide and now stands at about half of what it was 45 years ago. 

Religious nones

Religious nones may not be who most people think they are

In recent surveys, the religious “nones”—as in, “none of the above”—appear to lead in the faith marketplace. In fact, “none” soon could be the dominant label American adults pick when asked to describe their religious identity.

Faith Digest: Driscoll apologizes for marketing campaign

Mark Driscoll, Seattle megachurch pastor, wrote a letter to his congregation to explain recent controversies, including the marketing campaign intended to place the book, Real Marriage, on The New York Times best-seller list. 

Noah movie sparks debate

Noah movie sparks debate over one of the world’s oldest stories

The Russell Crowe film Noah is stirring controversy and concern as it touches on a beloved Bible story near and dear to people of several faiths.

WikiWorship

In WikiWorship, church members help edit the sermon

A North Carolina pastor is turning part of his sermon over to church members in a new worship model called WikiWorship.

Franklin Graham claims Putin better on gay issues than Obama

Franklin Graham says Putin better on gay issues than Obama

Evangelist Franklin Graham praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on protecting children from gay “propaganda” is better than President Obama’s “shameful” embrace of gay rights.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: New EEOC guidelines to accommodate religion

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new detailed guidelines for employers as the number of complaints and million-dollar settlements for cases of religious workplace discrimination neared record levels in 2013.

Multisite churches survey

Survey finds growth & vitality in multisite church model


The vast majority of multisite churches are growing, according to a new study, and they are seeing more involvement from lay people and newcomers after they open an additional location.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: Ultra-Orthodox protest military draft law

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets in Jerusalem to protest a bill that would require many of them to serve in the Israeli military. 

 
 
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