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In a dozen seasons coaching the Washington Redskins, Coach Joe Gibbs led them to eight playoff appearances, four championship titles and three Super Bowl trophies. Then, he retired only to get into NASCAR racing – again piling up the wins. […]

Defying skeptics and attracting TV viewers yearning for inspiration, the premiere episode of Jeff Foxworthy’s American Bible Challenge game show shattered all records for the Game Show Network. “GSN’s highly anticipated original series garnered the network’s highest delivery in its 17-year […]

Religion News Service (RNS), a prominent non-profit news organization focused on faith, is facing some of the same financial constraints that have led to the demise of numerous traditional media outlets. As time goes on and revenue becomes tougher to […]

Who says a staid, 196-year-old institution can’t adapt? The American Bible Society is helping to bring Jeff Foxworthy’s American Bible Challenge weekly game show to Facebook! The new TV show premieres Thursday, August 23, at 8 p.m. EDT on the […]

No, this is not like any game show you’ve ever seen. The contestants pray. A Gospel choir breaks into hallelujahs at commercial breaks. The host, comedian Jeff Foxworthy quips “You know, if your church is also a skating rink, you […]

Bring guns to church? Pastor Ken Pagano provoked a firestorm when he invited members of Louisville, Kentucky’s New Bethel Church to celebrate the 4th of July and their 2nd Amendment rights by bringing their firearms to church. The national news media […]

There’s a bit of debate about Jesus’ politics these days. “Jesus would send all these right-wing pseudo-Christians straight to hell,” writes Jack Clark. “I can prove Jesus was a Republican,” writes Darrin Yaeger. Jesus changed everything, notes author John Ortberg […]

Phoenix Pastor Michael Salman is feeling a little less heat. He’s still in jail for holding Bible studies at his Arizona home, but he’s been moved inside from the 140-degree heat of Maricopa County Jail’s famed “Tent City.” “Pastor Michael has […]

What if Barack Obama’s poll numbers begin to lag? What if prominent black preachers or key Jewish leaders announce they cannot support him? What if it appears Obama is losing key swing states? Will the President’s strategists began looking to conservatives to keep […]

So, you don’t know who should get your vote? Well, there’s always the candidates’ debates. However, should you select the next leader of the free world based on whether he knows how to argue cleverly in public? And there’s always the […]

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