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RIGHT or WRONG? Caring for the vulnerable

The Epistle of James says true religion is marked by care for widows and orphans. Are these categories still in effect for Christian ministry?

DOWN HOME: Patriotism, brains & the economy

My wife, Joanna, is a great American and a very smart girl. Eventually, that combination is going to cost me.

The Tongue: A Powerful Tool For Or Against God

To control the tongue, Christians must walk in the Spirit and consistently guard their words.

Cartoon: Mural support

Cartoon: Don't worry about us. We're just here for mural support.

2nd Opinion: Easter in China: Only 3 eggs

At a rural church in China, self-sacrifice in the form of three eggs represented the mystery of Christ's sacrifice and Resurrection to visiting Americans.

Quotes in the News: 'Religious Right'

"Terminology is fraught with peril."-- John Green

RIGHT or WRONG? Fudging on your taxes

I’ve been feeling guilty about “fudging” a little bit on my income tax return.

IN FOCUS: ‘Why do we pray?’

How many times have you been asked this question? How have you responded? If God already knows what we are going to ask, then why ask?

DOWN HOME: Alarm clock should ask: Are you sure?

When the alarm went off too early, I remembered the song Mother, a devoted pastor’s wife, sang to me practically every Sunday morning for more than 18 years.

2nd Opinion: Learning church from Shepler’s

Shepler’s, the 110-year-old retailer of Western wear, reflects the diversification and multichanneling that can show the way forward for the Christian movement in America.

IN FOCUS: A state-sponsored Ponzi scheme

How different is state-supported gambling from Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme?

Quotes in the News: Moment of silence

“A moment of silence is not a government endorsement of religion just because someone might use the time for prayer.”--David Cortman

RIGHT or WRONG? School prayer

My child’s kindergarten teacher taught him a prayer, which his class recites before lunch. Do you think that is OK, or should I talk to her?

DOWN HOME: Devious squirrels in the attic ... again

The squirrel problem keeps showing up—unannounced, uninvited, destructive and always one false step away from stinking up my life.

Opinion: The future of American Christianity

Trinity College’s American Religious Identification Survey, released March 9, helps to clarify that recent budget cuts in Baptist life  dovetail with a broader fade of organized American Christianity.
 
 
 
 
 
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