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The Latest Pew Survey: Christianity Losing, Secularism Winning

This is clearly the implication of the media reports following the latest Pew Research, “Nones on the Rise,” which shows a “steep decline” in the number of Protestants. Trying to spin this in such a way that the Christian faith appears culturally vital is a little like putting lipstick on a pig; but concluding that Christianity is losing and secularism is winning isn’t quite accurate either.

Meet the Nones

Now that the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has documented the "nones" are the fastest-growing and now second-largest religious constituency in the United States, constituting one of every five Americans, who are they?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 15, 2012 |
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A Death in the Family

It’s with a heavy heart that I share the news that Barbara Hodel went to be with the Lord at 10:30 Mountain time last night after battling significant health struggles following her fall and subsequent paralysis five years ago.

Catholic Bishops Rebuke Biden Over Contraception Mandate Claims

In a rare public rebuke, Catholic bishops chided Vice President Joe Biden for saying during Thursday's vice-presidential debate that Catholic hospitals and institutions will not be forced to provide contraception coverage to employees.

U.S. Birth Rates Fall for Fourth Straight Year

The government reported last week that U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row in 2011, though the fall has slowed down a bit.

Hobby Lobby's Request to Halt Contraception Mandate Gets Hearing Date

A judge has scheduled a hearing for Christian crafts retailer Hobby Lobby's request for preliminary injunction on the Health and Human Services mandate that would require the company to provide emergency contraceptive coverage or face steep fines.

Politicizing God

Some thoughts about using "God" for political gain...

Assisted Suicide Could Expand in New Jersey

A New Jersey lawmaker proposed a bill last week that would let doctors legally prescribe lethal doses of medication to help patients end their lives.

University Suspends Official for Supporting Marriage

One of the 160,000 Marylanders who signed a petition to overturn the state's same-sex marriage law may lose her job as chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University for participating in an "inappropriate legislative initiative."

What's Hot? 10/12/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Romney Asks Rev. Billy Graham to Pray for Him

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with the Rev. Billy Graham on Thursday, asking the evangelist to pray for him in the final weeks of the campaign. "I'll do all I can to help you," Graham, 93, told Romney.

How to 'Win' $250

Did the title grab you?

As Refugees Continue to Flee Syria, Ministry Calls for Aid

More than 300,000 Syrians have now fled their homeland to neighboring countries to escape the ongoing civil war, and Christian Aid Mission is calling for Christians overseas to assist in sending emergency aid to the refugees.

Islam Wins a Growing Number of Followers in Haiti

Islam has won a growing number of followers in the impoverished country of Haiti, especially after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that killed 300,000 people and left millions more homeless.

Massacre of 46 Nigerian Students Linked to Boko Haram

Nigerian police have arrested the masterminds behind the deadly Oct. 1 massacre at a state university in the northwestern town of Mubi that killed 46 students, many of whom were Christians.

U.S. Teens Still Love, Want iPhones

Piper Jaffary has released the results of their latest semi-annual survey of over 7,700 U.S. teens. The major conclusion is that Apple remains the leading technology brand for teens.

Who Printed the First English Bible in America?

Among other things, the Founders' Bible gets the fact wrong on this basic question.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • October 11, 2012 |
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The Rise of the Nones and the Waking of the Ents

There is a desperately needed wake-up call that American Christianity needs. A wake-up call to shake us from the trivial and divisive, the mundane and the meaningless, the inane and the banal.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 11, 2012 |
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Texas High School Cheerleaders in Court Battle

Cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas, found themselves in court last week, fighting to preserve their right to inscribe Bible verses on homemade banners at high school football games.

Romney Pledges to End Planned Parenthood Funding

After announcing this week that he had no plans to push for new anti-abortion legislation, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney clarified his stance by explaining that he would still take action as president to cut funding of Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.

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