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[20 May 2009 | No Comment | 347 views]

Sixty percent of Christians are chicks and the forty percent that are dudes are still sort of chicks.

Mark Driscoll, Pastor Seattle Mars Hill Church

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[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 254 views]

By J. Mark Jordan

Our culture insists on using labels as a shorthand way of communicating ideas.   Although labels inadequately describe most of us, they have become such powerful factors in shaping the opinions and attitudes of society that we need to locate ourselves on the spectrum of conservative and liberal terms.
Conservatives believe in keeping up existing institutions and customs.   These beliefs usually lead them to oppose any radical changes.   They hold their values with deep conviction, and fiercely guard against any attempt to change them.   Today’s …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 276 views]

A Staff member’s spouse who doesn’t like you.
A board member who seems determined to oppose everything you propose.
An unchurched neighbor or relative who won’t give you the time of day.
Getting along with others is a lot easier to talk about than to do. I used to think it was simple. People were either good or bad, likable or dislikable. You got along with them or you didn’t.
As the years went by, I learned that the problem is with me, not them. God wants me to learn how …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 330 views]

A Daily News Update from the editors of Charisma magazine
Thursday, August 26, 1999                         Vol. 1 No. 127
An 18-year police officer has been fired because she refused to wear trousers on the job, arguing that to do so would violate her Christian beliefs that she should not dress like a man.
Lark Huber, a member of the Church of God in Jesus Christ, was dismissed by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department last month for insisting …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 510 views]

A national study to be published next month in “Demography” magazine says those who worship regularly at a church or synagogue live 10 percent longer than those who don’t attend services.
The report, called “Religious Involvement and U.S. Adult Mortality,” says life expectancy for weekly churchgoers is 82, and 83 for those who attend more than once a week. Nonchurchgoers, the study said, live an average of 75 years. Sociologist Robert Hummer of the University of Texas told “USA Today” that he thinks the study shows “that behavior is influenced by …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 336 views]

Americans Turning Back to Religion to Find Identity and Meaning
ABC News charts parents’ desire to pass on meaning, values to their children
by Andy Butcher
Schools full of violence and homes empty of values are sending a growing number of Americans back to religion to find answers, according to an ABC News report. But at the same time, fewer families are regularly attending church or other services, a new survey has revealed.
Paul Vitz, a psychology professor at New York University, told ABC that many young adults are turning to religion as a …