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Technology unites missionaries, families around the world

Missionaries say new technology is bridging the thousands of miles between home and the mission field, often for free and in real time.
       

For relationships, technology can be two-edged sword

Though some social media users make decisions that destroy relationships, many counselors remain convinced Facebook holds too much potential for good to abandon it altogether.
       

Looking to find your center of creativity? Unplug


I’ve long thought that the image of God in which we are made is creativity. A request from my 8-year-old caused me to wonder if our fascination with gadgets and technology is keeping us from discovering our creative center.

       

Faith Digest: No policy changes for military chaplains

The pending repeal of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay members will not change policies related to chaplains, the Pentagon stated.
       

‘Miracle Detectives’ on the hunt for answers

For an hour every Wednesday night, Miracle Detectives, a prime-time television foray into exploring the miraculous, will investigate reports of the supernatural. It’s one of 17 programs on the new Oprah Winfrey Network that debuted New Year’s Day.
       

Is the prodigal generation gone for good, or will they return to faith?

Drew Dyck didn’t lose the Christian faith of his childhood when he became an adult, but he noticed lots of others did. He talked to some of those who’ve left the faith for his recent book, Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith ... and How to Bring Them Back.

       

Baptist author produces novel in American Sign Language

Baptist author George Joslin of Springfield, Mo., has produced what may be the first American Sign Language-only novel. Titled A Deaf Man's Gospel, the novel is only available in American Sign Language (ASL) on DVD, rather than in print format. 
       

Faith Digest

Three out of four Americans grade the country’s moral climate at a “C” or below, according to a recent poll.
       

Religious persecution more prevalent, more severe in Muslim countries

Two recent reports by watchdog groups and a new book take a fresh look at the persistence of religious intolerance worldwide, with Muslim-majority nations facing particular criticism.
       

No single size or shape fits ministry to all older adults

Church and denominational leaders are beginning to understand older adults cannot be categorized as a single unit, and a one-size-fits-all ministry will not meet needs.
       

Challenge for churches: How to care for caregivers

As churches minister to the most elderly and infirm among members, some also seek ways to serve their caregivers—often family members—who often labor around the clock.
       

What makes ministry to older adults more effective?

Ministry to older adults must take many forms, depending upon the make-up of the group a church is trying to reach. As the U.S. population ages, congregations will have even more opportunities to engage older adults.
       

Churches seek to minister to Boomers

Jan. 1 not only marked the beginning of a new year, but also saw the first Baby Boomers turn 65 years old. And congregations face the evolving challenge of finding ways to minister with and to them.
       

Application of ethical principles changing, biomedical ethicist insists

At least three factors increasingly will shape applied biomedical ethics in the 21st century—globalization, transformative new scientific advances and recognition of human limitation and finitude, according to Baruch Brody, director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Public Policy at Baylor College of Medicine.
       

Faith Digest

Four in 10 Americans believe God created humans in something like their present form within the last 10,000 years, a recent Gallup Poll revealed.
       
 
 
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