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How can Christians defend themselves against today’s random violence?

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So, a crazed gunman opens fire and you’re caught in the middle. How can you survive? Heroes come in all sorts of packages. And they wield all sorts of defensive weapons. Such as guns and Jesus. Sometimes both at the […]


Want a Good Movie for Your Youth Group?

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What does it take to make a good Christian movie? “Passion,” says Nicole Abisinio, producer of “The Investigator,” based on the true-life story of comedian Ray Romano’s brother Rich. In the long-running TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” the character “Robert” […]


Who should be allowed to pray for Obama?

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It seems preposterous, but there’s a major debate over who is worthy to invoke the presence and blessing of the Almighty on the leaders of this land we love! So, who is qualified to pray for the President of the […]


ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour: Not your ordinary Christmases

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Christmas has unique memories for international journalist Christiane Amanpour, the ABC News Global Affairs Anchor. As a small child, she remembers wonderful times, “my family with a Christmas tree and presents and a family gathering.” But her father was Muslim. Her mother […]

Is that the American Bible Society playing Facebook games? With Jeff Foxworthy?

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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 […]

Wisecracking Foxworthy, competing charities team up at Bible Challenge premiere

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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 […]

Have Americans lost their faith … or just their trust in the old “mainline” churches?

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Do Americans have less faith in God? Or is their crisis of faith in the professional bureaucracies claiming to represent Him — particularly in the old, historic “mainline” denominations — the Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Disciples of Christ, Methodists and what remains of […]

Will the Game Show Network win with Bible trivia?

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The Dallas shopping mall’s atrium was filled with excited hopefuls of all ages. They stood patiently in line, applications in hand, hoping to be the next nationwide TV game show winners. But on this new show they wouldn’t be answering “Who Wants […]

Is Iran about to drag us into Armageddon?

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Should we be worried that Iran is about to tip the entire world into World War III?  Are some folks reading far too much into all of today’s saber-rattling? Are they drawing wild conclusions from popular interpretations of Bible prophecy […]

Pentagon retreats from Bible ban in U.S. military hospitals, but how did it happen?

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One day after an outraged Congressman denounced a Pentagon ban on Bibles or any other religious literature in U.S. military hospitals, the Obama Administration has dropped the policy. But questions linger. Why would unelected bureaucrats think they can ban Bibles? How […]

“Tweet the Bible” starts 86-year project

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A group of friends say they have launched a 86-year project in which they will post on Twitter one verse of the Bible daily. Calling their project, “#TweetTheBible,” they say they are offering followers “the ability to follow the entire Bible — […]

British media, theaters celebrate 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

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“We all know by now that the King James Bible is 400 years old, right? I mean, it has been everywhere,” writes Matt Trueman in the British daily newspaper the Guardian. “We’ve had James Naughtie retelling its story on Radio […]

Now anybody can try translating the famed Dead Sea Scrolls

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Once available only to selected scholars, five of the fragile, 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, which include some of the world’s oldest known biblical manuscripts, are now available online. Anybody with an Internet connection can now browse the the Great Isaiah Scroll, […]

British cops won’t apologize for intimidating cafe owner into shutting off Bible video

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British police are claiming they did nothing wrong when they questioned a cafe owner for almost an hour until he turned off a video displaying Bible verses. Jamie Murray, owner of the Salt and Light Cafe in Blackpool, 240 miles northwest of […]

Tiny Bible expected to sell for $50,000 has been to the moon and back

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A 1,245-page Bible that once visited the lunar surface is expected to be auctioned off for $50,000. “A rare Bible that’s been to the moon and back will have a new owner Thursday night – the complete King James version, framed in gold leaf, is […]

Baylor researcher: Want to be more concerned about poverty, ecology, human rights?

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What daily practice may help American Christians become more concerned about issues of poverty, conservation and civil liberties? Reading the Bible, according to the news website Black Christian News. The answer may come as a surprise to those locked into […]

CNN: Banned by Communist government, churches in China “at a critical moment,” pastor says

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By Eunice Yoon, CNN Beijing, China – The congregants were seated in rows of folding chairs, clasping their hands in prayer or studying passages in their Bibles. The choir was sitting up front ready to sing on cue. A cross […]

Audio Bible phone “app” provides Scriptures even where prohibited by law

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A smart-phone application — which offers an audio version of the Bible in 542 languages — is providing the Scriptures in countries where Bibles are illegal or highly restricted. “The price of the Scriptures is no longer an issue,” reports the […]

Iranians seize 6,500 Bibles, burn 300, claim they are protecting youth

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Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran. In another incident, officials burned 300 Bibles. A spokesman said the Bibles were confiscated to block missionaries who “are trying to deviate our youth.” Dr. Majid Abhari, […]

Feature: How Didst the KJV Come to Be?

By PEGGY FLETCHER STACK c. 2011 Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) The King James Bible, translated from ancient Greek and Hebrew in 1611, is, by virtually all accounts, the most awe-inspiring work of English prose ever written. Over the past four […]

Mormon Embrace of KJV Didn’t Come Early, or Easy

By PEGGY FLETCHER STACK c. 2011 Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) Though many early Mormon texts and speeches mirror the English prose of the King James Bible, it was not always the Mormons’ only authorized version of Holy Writ. In fact, […]

Chances Are Thou Keepest a KJV in Thy House

By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN c. 2011 USA Today (RNS) If thou hast a Bible in the house and readeth it at least once a month, chances are strong it’s the majestic King James Version of the Bible in Elizabethan English, […]

Scholars Chase Bible’s Changes, One Verse at a Time

By BRUCE NOLAN c. 2011 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Working in a cluster of offices above a LifeWay Christian Bookstore, Bible scholars are buried in a 20-year project to codify the thousands of changes, verse by verse, word […]

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How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
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