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CitizenLink Report: Marriage Rulings Get Voters’ Attention

Marriage law is being challenged across the country, and courts are moving to redefine it by fiat. Tom Minnery puts in the context of the election — and what happens after that. Enjoy our videos? • Be the first to know when they come out: Subscribe. • Keep the videos coming: Donate. • Watch this […]

Just think of any negativity that comes to you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

13 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

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Joshu Sasaki Roshi, influential Zen monk, dies at 107

13 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

An obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago with little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen. But his life would not always be so simple. At centers he established on Mount...Show More Summary

Why We're Dropping Comments (On Some Articles)

We still want to hear from you. And we want you to enjoy reading our site. We're changing our approach to comments at Christianity Today. At their best, online comments sections sustain vibrant, respectful, and diverse conversations....Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins, Again, Shoots Himself in the Foot on Twitter

Late last night, Richard Dawkins made a series of tweets that made sense initially and then veered into downright weirdness. Let's start with the first: Totally with him there. Some things are worse than others. Saying as much doesn't mean the first thing is "good." It's a simple, straightforward concept. Show More Summary

Federal Court Upholds Display of Ground Zero Memorial Cross

A federal appeals court today ruled in favor of the more than 230,000 Americans who asked it to protect plans to display a 17-foot cross memorial at Ground Zero.

Trail Life USA Grows Nationwide

'This outdoor program has the potential to change a young man’s life forever.’

Missouri: Common Core Rewrite Signed into Law by Gov. Jay Nixon

‘This puts the writing and crafting of Missouri standards back in the hands of Missouri educators and parents.’

American Society of Church History's Awards & Prizes

Cara BurnidgeThe American Society of Church History offers a number of awards and prizes each year. While many deadlines have already passed for this calendar year, nominations for the Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize are due this Friday (August 1, 2014). Show More Summary

Signs Urging People to 'Dress Modestly' in Jewish Neighborhood Stir Emotions in Brooklyn, New York

Signs posted in a Hasidic Jewish section of the Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City urging visitors to "dress modestly" out of respect for the community have ruffled some members of the public who believe the sign was out of line in passing judgment on the way they dress.

From Gaza, pain and weariness in the voice of a pastor

By Judith Sudilovsky JERUSALEM — I have not been able to reach Father Jorge Hernandez, the Argentine priest of Gaza’s Holy Family Parish, for some days now. In the morning yesterday I spoke with one of the Sisters of Mercy who have moved in with the priest together with the severally disabled children they look […]

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Sends 1,200 Bibles to Illegal Immigrant Children

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has distributed over 1,200 Spanish language Bibles to illegal immigrant children and adults who are being detained by U.S. Border Patrol near Nogales, Arizona.

Alabama Church Holds 'Spa Day' for Homeless Men

A congregation in Alabama has recently hosted a "Spa Day" for the homeless men in their neighborhood.

Mark Driscoll Admitted to Trolling His Own Church’s Online Forums 14 Years Ago & the Thread is Still Online. Whoops!

In 2006, Pastor Mark Driscoll published a book called Confessions of a Reformission Rev.: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church in which he admitted to secretly participating in his own church's online forums: At this time,Show More Summary

Everything's Turning Up Apocalypse

But in some less-than-obvious ways. If you, like me, scroll down the list of recent pieces in this column and feel like (save for Wishbone) there's a lot of hellfire and end-of-the-world cropping up in my titles—well, you're right. I...Show More Summary

Former Christian Radio Host John Balyo Pleads Guilty; Confesses to Photographing, Having Sex With 12-Y-O Boy at Hotel

Former popular Christian radio host John Balyo, 35, is heading to prison for a minimum of 15 years after he pleaded guilty in federal court in Michigan Tuesday to photographing and having sex with a 12-year-old boy in April — the same month he got married.

Want to sit in the Dalai Lama’s big, comfy chair? It won’t come cheap.

Via the Chicago Tribune‘s “Breaking Business” section: “The limited edition Stickley Eastwood Chair, a replica of the custom-designed model used by the Dalai Lama during several recent public appearances, will be on the showroom floor of Toms-Price Home Furnishings in Wheaton [Illinois] starting Sept. 15. The price tag is just under $10,000, including a matching […]

Illinois Father Granted Custody After Children's Mother Engaged Them in Naked Pray Sessions With Pastor

An Illinois appeals court granted a man custody of his two daughters whose mother was involved in church rituals where members would engage in naked prayer therapy sessions with their pastor.

Lost Cause? Ted Cruz Slams HBO's 'True Blood' for Mocking Him in Episode Where Republicans Are Murdered and Called Nasty Names

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had no love for HBO's deviantly hedonistic vampire show "True Blood" last Tuesday after the show mocked him and Texas Republicans as "aholes" and "cnts" then showed them being murdered mercilessly in a politically loaded episode wryly titled "Lost Cause".

Dolly Parton: 'A Belief in God Is Essential' for My Successful Career, Keeping Humble Roots

Country music star Dolly Parton credits her Christian faith instilled in her during childhood for her success and keeping her grounded.

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