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Michigan Hutaree militia a cult, experts say

Nine members of the Hutaree "Christian" militia in Michigan have been charged with planning to kill a local law enforcement officer and to attack the resulting funeral procession, targeting law enforcement vehicles with improvised explosive devices.Video Included
       

Some black church leaders feel jilted by President Obama

When President Obama was elected, some black pastors—fresh from a campaign that featured extensive outreach to their churches—expected meetings with the president, or at least to be enlisted as informal advisers. For better or worse, those expectations have largely fallen flat.
       

Christians outside the West view Scripture differently

Christians in the developing nations read Scripture differently than their brothers and sister in the affluent West, according to missiologist Caleb Oladipo.
       

Reading the Bible through the eyes of poverty yields different interpretations

Status in society can influence how people read and interpret the Bible—and often how they will act on it, according to some Christian leaders.
       

Churches wrestle with drop in donations

The number of churches that reported a drop in giving due to the sour economy rose nearly 10 percent last year, according to new survey.
       

Analysis: Churches can help poor people avoid predatory lending trap

Payday loan outlets have grown like kudzu in recent years. Texas has more payday lender outlets—about 3,000—than it has McDonald’s and Whataburger restaurants combined.
       

Baylor study links religion to racial prejudice

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King lamented that 11 o'clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America, a Baylor University study suggests that religion itself may be a contributing factor in racial prejudice.
       

Black pastor says he doesn't plan to run for SBC president

A Louisiana pastor says he has no plans to be nominated as the Southern Baptist Convention's first African-American president this summer in Orlando, Fla., even though his candidacy had been promoted in an Arlington pastor's blog.
       

Congregational-health expert terms churches 'in crisis'

During his installation as president of the Center for Congregational Health, Bill Wilson said churches and ministers are "in crisis." That's a breath-sucking observation from the head of an organization that has dealt with struggling congregations for nearly 20 years.
       

Documentary makers warn viewers to ‘Beware of Christians’

A new film--Beware of Christians --centers on self-discovery—four college guys who grew up in Texas seeking answers to their own questions about what being a Christian means.Video Included

       

Family finds their Angels on the other side of the world

A group of Russian orphans, ages 6 to 12, will arrive in Dallas July 30 for a two-week visit with American host families as part of this year’s Angels from Abroad program, administered by Dillon International.
       
 
 

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