Tim Keller steps down as Redeemer senior pastor, Family Christian closes its 240 stores, Eugene Peterson retracts same-sex marriage comments, and more. Here are the top religion news stories CT covered this past year, ranked in reverse order of which ones readers read most. Continue reading...
Dina Powell was born Dina Habib in Cairo, Egypt in 1973. When Powell was four, her Coptic Christian parents moved the family to Dallas, Texas, where her father worked as a bus driver and both parents ran a convenience store, while their...Show More Summary
The Green family behind Hobby Lobby stores aim to present Middle Eastern history and culture through a narrow and historically dubious Judeo-Christian lens.
In a presumably recent article dated “June 10th, 2017” World Magazine recounts the end of the Family Christian Bookstores closing in this article: The news earlier this year that Family Christian Stores would close its more than 240 retail shops startled many of its customers. But it didn’t surprise anyone familiar with the company’s recent […]
With the closure of Family Christian, stores focus in on curation and community involvement. At the start of this year, author Jared C. Wilson tweeted a list of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s 100 best-selling books of 2016. Show More Summary
Why is Family Christian Stores closing all of its locations? It's not economic forces, says one conservative commentator. It's because they sold too many books that made people question a single interpretation of the Bible.
Via World Net Daily: News came this week that Family Christian Stores is finally shuttering all 240 locations. The 85-year-old chain filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015, and now the end has come for the Christian retail giant that employed 3,000 and stretched across 36 states. Show More Summary
After more than 85 years in business, Family Christian, the "world's largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise" is shutting its doors. Read more...
Every time Macy’s closes a few stores or Target has a bad quarter, the right wing celebrates their “victory.” So today we get this: Family Christian, the “World’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise” is set to close at 240 stores in 36 states after 85 years. Show More Summary
This article posted several hours ago at our affiliate blog, Christian Book Shop Talk Christianity Today reported the sad news on Thursday (2/23) afternoon: All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world’s largest Christian retailers. More than […]
More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of America’s largest Christian retailers. More than two years ago, suppliers forgave Family Christian Stores $127 million in debt so that it could remain open. Show More Summary
According to Richard Hartian, a board member for the anti-gay group Illinois Family Action, the Target boycott must continue!The argument goes like this: Target allows transgender people to use the appropriate bathrooms, so many conservatives argue that opens the door for sexual predators to molest young girls.And Hartian has proof this is a big problem:
Saying he’s “a family person” and would have done the same thing if they had been “regular people,” an Arkansas store owner asked a lesbian couple to stop holding hands in his business on Saturday. Ashley Looper and Jess… Read The post ‘Christian’ Store Owner in Arkansas Doesn’t Want Lesbians Holding Hands in Front of the Children appeared first on Towleroad.
The AFA is a right-wing Christian group currently in the news for boycotting Target after the store announced a trans-friendly bathroom policy. Here are some of the many things the group has protested over the years.
What do you do if you want to fill a museum with biblical artifacts? If you’re the Green family — owner of Christian craft store Hobby Lobby — you import said artifacts illegally, at least according to a federal investigation. Hobby Lobby’s owners are currently under investigation for importing 200 to 300 small clay tablets,... Show More Summary
Sale will save more than 200 Christian stores but helped to bankrupt at least one Christian publisher. The nation’s largest Christian retail chain will remain open after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the troubled company today. After...Show More Summary
Six months after Family Christian Stores, the nation's largest chain of Christian book and gift stores, filed for Chapter 11 protection, a Michigan judge on Tuesday approved a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale that is expected to help the struggling business drop millions in debt and remain open.
The 'prolonged, controversial, and contested' sale of America's largest chain of Christian retail stores continues. Once again, a bankruptcy court has denied the sale of America's largest chain of Christian retail stores. CT previously...Show More Summary
The locations of the world's largest Christian-focused retailer Family Christian Stores will likely stay open if a bid at a private auction by a subsidiary group for the company's assets is approved in bankruptcy court in June.
Bankrupt bookstore chain searches for a new buyer. Blame it on the economy, the digital revolution, and a huge debt. These are the culprits that Family Christian Stores (FCS)—the nation’s largest Christian retail chain, with 266 stores...Show More Summary