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Syria in Flames: Is This How to Defend Our Faith?

Date: 09/11/2013

Towns and villages in Syria that have been home to Christians for 2,000 years are being steadily emptied as families flee persecution, the deadly violence of a civil war, fears of chemical warfare and a rash of targeted kidnappings in which Christian leaders have been held for large ransoms. But some are staying – declaring they are called to be lights in the darkness. “Since the civil war i ...

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Are Denominations Dividing the Church?

Date: 09/10/2013

One day, Jesus turned to one of His most faithful disciples, fisherman Simon Bar-Jonah, and gave him a new name. God had only done that a few times before – Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Israel, then a few years later, Saul to Paul. In Matthew 16:18, Jesus not only re-named Simon, but told him: “I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell ...

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Heavenly music: Will another group of singing nuns top the Billboard charts?

Date: 08/07/2013

Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. This is becoming a habit. Angels and Saints at Ephesus , the sacred music album from the Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (their first hit being the well-received Advent at Ephesus ), is now holding the #1 spot atop the Billboard Magazine’s Classical Traditional Music Chart for 13 con ...

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Sean Astin talks about his eclectic faith journey, his love of animals and his role in an upcoming Christian comedy from the Erwin Brothers

Date: 08/06/2013

Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Mr. Nice Guy. That's how people who know him describe actor Sean Astin and after having had the opportunity to speak him in person, I have to agree. The son of Patty Duke and stepson of John Astin ( The Addams Family ) grew up with stars as parents and via memorable turns in films like Goonies, Memphis Belle ...

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Message to Muslims of the world from Pope Francis

Date: 08/03/2013

Pope Francis Pope Francis has sent a message of goodwill to Muslims worldwide. The text is available in multiple languages including French and Arabic on the Vatican website. Unfortunately, some Muslims tend to view this sort of gesture in a cynical way. They forget that in Islam, there is a religious basis for interfaith outreach such as this - the Qur'an itself praises the People of th ...

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