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Washington Post: Evangelical leaders adding sex to their sermons

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Rick Warren, Tim Keller and a number of other prominent Christian leaders are promoting the joys of married sex from the pulpit, reports the Washington Post‘s Lisa Miller. “Last week,” writes Miller. “Rick Warren sent this message to the nearly 500,000 […]

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Washington Post: Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Faces Potential Execution Today

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From Jordan Sekulow’s blog Religious Right Now at The Washington Post’s “On Faith”: Just days after Iran released two Americans accused of spying, an Iranian court has upheld the apostasy conviction and executionsentence of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Pastor Youcef will be […]

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Washington Post: Americans want a president with “very strong religious beliefs”

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“Atheist alert!” writes Jordan Sekulow in the Washington Post. “New statistics from the Public Religion Research Institute show that over 70 percent of Republicans and over 50 percent of Democrats want a president who has “very strong religious beliefs.” This […]

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Washington Post: Prayer vital to America’s survival

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“Prayer is essential. Faith is powerful. Non-believers and skeptics cannot comprehend the concept of literally asking God for His guidance and blessing. This is not surprising nor is it, in itself, offensive. When the lack of understanding turns into sneers […]

Washington Post: Are U.S. inmates being turned into radical Muslims?

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Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, thinks Muslim Americans are being radicalized in U.S. prisons, and he’s promised a “deliberate and thoughtful examination of the issue” during a hearing on Wednesday. “To which detractors say: […]

Washington Post: Rabbi suggests change in U.S. military chaplain insignia

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“Today’s chaplains wear one of four separate insignias: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist,” observes Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff in the Washington Post‘s On Faith section. “Now that Pratima Dharm is the Army’s first Hindu chaplain, we need to create a fifth. But […]

Washington Post: Why are news stories raising fears of “crazy Christians?”

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“Here we go again,” writes Lisa Miller for the Washington Post. “The Republican primaries are six months away, and already news stories are raising fears on the left about ‘crazy Christians.’” One piece, she notes, connects Gov. Rick Perry with a […]

Washington Post: Obama’s Christian advisors don’t speak for all

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“A Christian group calling themselves the Circle of Protection recently met with President Obama, saying that they spoke for ‘Christians’ and urging him to ‘protect programs for the poor’ from budget cuts,” writes Jordan Sekulow for the Washington Post‘s On […]

Washington Post: As we face the budget crisis, “Fear not!”

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“Because our fear of scarcity trumps our trust in God’s abundance,” writes the Rev. Charles Booker-Hirsch, “we place an undue emphasis on securing our goods militarily.” And that’s not Jesus’ way, writes the pastor of Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Md., writing for the […]

Washington Post: Media wrestles with whether to call Mormons a “cult”

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In the Washington Post‘s “On Faith” section, Michael Otterson observes: As part of the rhetorical warfare that has come to characterize modern American political discourse, it was only a matter of time before someone once again used the term “cult” […]

Washington Post: Breivik says he is a Christian

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“So long as there are differing interpretations of Christian Scripture,” writes Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, in the Washington Post‘s On Faith section, “there can be ‘Christian terrorism.’ He continues: Anders Behring […]

Washington Post: Norway killer not a “religious Christian”

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Self-confessed Norweigan mass-murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik calls himself a “cultural Christian,” writes Mathew N. Schmalz in the Washington Post‘s “On Faith” section. Religious Christians, Breivik observes, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which Breivik does not claim to have, notes […]

Washington Post: Does Atheism need a pitchman?

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Atheist actor and writer Ricky Gervais is working on a new show, “Afterlife,” which features “an atheist who dies and goes to heaven.” If Gervais hopes to bring cultural acceptance of non-belief to mainstream America, he faces an uphill battle. […]

Washington Post: “Open marriage” never did work

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By W. Bradford Wilcox The Open Marriage by Nena and George O’Neill was published in 1972, as the sexual revolution gathered steam in America. The bestselling book encouraged spouses to “to strip marriage of its antiquated ideals” and, most famously […]

Washington Post: Can Christians be “a little bit Buddhist?”

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The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 76th birthday, is in Washington, D.C., for a ten-day event promoting peace. He has written: “I have come to the conclusion that whether or not a person is a religious believer does not matter much. […]

Legislators include religious exceptions within New York’s gay marriage bill

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New York state’s Marriage Equality Act passed the state’s senate Friday night in a vote of 33-29, making the Empire State the sixth U.S. state or district to legalize same-sex marriage — joining Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington, […]

Faith @ Work: Is God present in our daily lives?

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Excerpt from Washington Post On Faith By J. Douglas Holladay Hubris and arrogance should have little quarter in the lives of those with animating and authentic faith; yet I have observed in myself and others something quite troubling. And though […]

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