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T.D. Jakes: ‘Heaven’ movie reflects ‘growing wonder’ about afterlife
T.D. Jakes: ‘Heaven’ movie reflects ‘growing wonder’ about afterlife
T.D. Jakes: ‘Heaven’ movie reflects ‘growing wonder’ about afterlife

T.D. Jakes interview: ‘Heaven’ movie reflects ‘wonder’ about afterlife

Bishop T.D. Jakes, a producer of the new movie “Heaven is for Real,” said fascination with Colton Burpo's story is intriguing.
 
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China will start requiring users to use their real names to use the Internet.
China will start requiring users to use their real names to use the Internet.
China will start requiring users to use their real names to use the Internet.

Are Americans quitting church because of the Internet?

A new paper draws an intriguing conclusion to a question scholars have wrestled with for several decades: Why are Americans dropping out of church?
 
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April Fool’s isn’t a religious holiday, but there are some religious roots
April Fool’s isn’t a religious holiday, but there are some religious roots
April Fool’s isn’t a religious holiday, but there are some religious roots

April Fool’s Day has Christian roots

The day began, most believe, in 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII decreed the adoption of the “Gregorian calendar” — named after himself — which moved New Year’s Day from the end of March to Jan. 1.

 
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Q&A with John Hendra: Women, Cultural Norms and Unpaid Work
Q&A with John Hendra: Women, Cultural Norms and Unpaid Work
Q&A with John Hendra: Women, Cultural Norms and Unpaid Work

Women, cultural norms and unpaid work

There is a growing movement of promoting access to work and education for the world’s women and girls. There is evidence that countries that have a higher proportion of gender equality report higher rates of economic growth and...
 
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Sara got married
Sara got married

Sara gets married: A Christian woman marries a Muslim man

On March 8, International Women's Day, many of the people in southeastern Turkey only want to discuss one thing. She is Sara, an 18-year-old Assyrian/Syriac woman, who was allegedly kidnapped by sympathizers of Huda-Part, Allah...
 
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Slow church movement fights the ‘McDonaldization’ of church
Slow church movement fights the ‘McDonaldization’ of church
Slow church movement fights the ‘McDonaldization’ of church

Slow church movement applies slow food movement to congregational life

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.

 
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Shonlock’s latest, ‘A Night to Remember,’ is memorable, fun

Like his previous albums, “Where Never Begins” and "NEVERODDOREVEN," “A Night to Remember” showcases Shonlock’s range and his out-of-the-box approach to making music: Honest lyrics and an innate ability to make moving music.
 
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70 years after Nazi occupation, anti-Semitism still a problem in Hungary
70 years after Nazi occupation, anti-Semitism still a problem in Hungary
70 years after Nazi occupation, anti-Semitism still a problem in Hungary

Anti-Semitism still a problem in Hungary

Seventy years ago today (March 19), shortly after the German army invaded Hungary, thousands of Jews were prodded by bayonets and swords into the freezing waters of the River Danube.
 
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Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green stands on faith against Obamacare mandate
Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green stands on faith against Obamacare mandate
Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green stands on faith against Obamacare mandate

Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green stands on faith

Once Steve Green sets his path, there’s no turning back.

 
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In WikiWorship, church members help edit the sermon
In WikiWorship, church members help edit the sermon
In WikiWorship, church members help edit the sermon

In WikiWorship, church members help edit the sermon

Turning part of the message over to church members is the concept behind a new worship model called WikiWorship.Yes, that’s wiki as in Wikipedia.