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Churches step into Ferguson’s pain

The anger and hurt coursing through the St. Louis suburb gives Christians the opportunity to speak grace and show love. The morning after a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the death …

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True Thanksgiving: What are we teaching our kids?

This Thanksgiving Day recalls another Thanksgiving many years ago—the happy hours I spent with my children and grandchildren. Over turkey and dressing, I decided to quiz my then 8-year-old grandson, as proud grandparents often do. I leaned over and said, …

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Netflix gives VeggieTales’ Bob, Larry a new world

GLENDALE, Calif. — “VeggieTales in the House” premiered Nov. 26 as a new series exclusively on Netflix featuring the veggie characters that have modeled biblical principles for 21 years. Yet, had it not been for Lisa Vischer, wife of VeggieTales …

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Oklahoma school district shelves Bible curriculum

Bible Curriculum

An Oklahoma school district has shelved a Bible curriculum that Hobby Lobby President Steve Green had hoped would be used by students in January. Two legal groups that opposed the elective said Tuesday (Nov. 25) that the Mustang Public Schools …

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Ferguson crisis calls churches to pray


The unfolding Ferguson saga calls churches to “unify and pray for our nation,” the president of National African American Fellowship, K. Marshall Williams, said in the hours after a grand jury reported its decision not to indict a white Missouri …

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Sneaky Contraception? Vaccines, the UN and the poor

Is it possible that someone slipped contraceptives into tetanus vaccines for the poor? Earlier this month, the Catholic Bishops of Kenya took the unusual step of telling their flock not to participate in a tetanus-vaccination program administered by the government …

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Bangladesh pastors arrested for preaching

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could each face two years in prison if convicted of “hurting religious sentiments.” Police arrested the pastors Nov. 9 along with 41 people listening to their preaching at a rented house in …

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Infusing Christianity into LA’s giant murals


Muralist Kent Twitchell’s talks about how his faith informs the artwork he’s painted all over Los Angeles. Kent Twitchell made a splash on the American art scene in 1971 when he painted a mural of actor Steve McQueen that covered …

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