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Is the Internet bad for religion?


A new paper draws an intriguing conclusion to a question scholars have wrestled with for several decades: Why are Americans dropping out of church? One reason? They’re logging on to the Internet.
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PHOTO: A growing number of Americans are turning to the digital options for  faith matters and the church.

   
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Violence spreads in Ukraine along with fervency in prayer

Tensions and prayer are now rising across eastern Ukraine as the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues to escalate.
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'Blood moon' sets off apocalyptic debate among some Christians

Could a series of "blood moon" events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so.
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Former shunned football analyst Craig James becomes religious freedom fighter
Craig James, a football analyst fired by Fox Sports for saying homosexuality is immoral, has taken a job at the Family Research Council (FRC), a conservative Christian advocacy group.
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'Subjective discrimination' fuels states' religious freedom bills
Concern that anti-discrimination laws infringe on religious liberty is among factors that have prompted more than a dozen states to consider religious freedom bills to protect Christians' right to speak against homosexuality.
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At Fort Hood, chaplain’s prayer opens memorial service for slain soldiers
Chaplain Col. Matthew M. Goff opened a Fort Hood memorial service April 9 honoring soldiers slain and wounded in a shooting spree a week earlier by asking God "to walk with us to the valley of our grief."
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Calif. County drops effort to turn church into a bar
A church is in high spirits after six years of litigation with the County of San Diego for abruptly shutting them down.
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Bible study: More people say the Good Book isn’t a God book
Bible films may be raking it in at the box office, but fewer people are reading the original and taking it seriously.
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Eric Metaxas
Nobody expects the rainbow inquisition: A CEO is forced to resign
AWhen a high-tech CEO was forced to resign because he supported traditional marriage, there was a backlash. But not from the folks you would have expected. Without question, Brendan Eich is one of the people who made possible the globally-connected world we take for granted. As the New York Times put it, Eich “has helped develop some of the web’s most important technologies.”
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James Martin
What Gethsemane teaches us about suffering
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus utters his agonizing prayer, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.” At this grave moment in the life of Christ, when he struggles to discern the will of the Father, we are invited to learn more about Jesus of Nazareth, about God, and about ourselves.
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David Jeremiah
High-definition Christian living
"Unfortunately, you're not getting justice today. You're getting the end of injustice." Those were the words spoken by Texas State District Judge Mark Stoltz to James Lee Woodard when he was released from prison after being locked up for 27 years and four months for crimes he didn't commit.
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2014: Year of the Bible movies

The Chinese may be celebrating the Year of the Horse, but fans of faith-based films have declared 2014 the Year of the Bible Movie. First out of the gate was “Son of God,” which opened strong, but had a disappointing showing its second week. Pundits didn’t have long to assess the implication of the movie’s box office showing since two other significant movies...
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'Heaven is for Real' hits the silver screen

The captivating story of heaven from the eyes of a pint-size package— who reveals compelling details of his ethereal trip after a near-death experience—hits the big screen April 16. “Heaven is for Real,” starring young newcomer Connor Corum, with Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly as his parents.
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Spirit West Coast to host one-day festival in Ontario

Spirit West Coast returns to Southern California with a new format and a new location. The single-day festival will be held June 20 at Citizens Business Bank Arena and will feature headliners MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North. Also appearing will be Sanctus Real, Kutless, Colton Dixon and Plumb.
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