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Toronto Churches Face Eviction as School Rental Fees Skyrocket

Churches in Toronto, Canada, that rent space in public schools may face eviction if they fail to pay increased rent of up to 800 percent to the Toronto District School Board.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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Pastoral Plagiarism

Someone brought something to my attention recently. A young woman on our staff came across a talk, given by a pastor, on a church’s website. It was my talk.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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California Bill Would Ban Therapy for Gay Teens

Minors with unwanted same-sex attractions could be prevented from receiving "reparative therapy" to combat their desires if California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a ban into law this month.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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Sociologists: Worship at Megachurches May Induce Drug-Like 'High'

A new study by University of Washington sociologists suggests that worship at megachurches may induce a drug-like spiritual "high" that helps explain these congregations' success.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 16, 2012 |
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Can You Handle the Truth?

Our culture has made a mother's womb the most dangerous place on the planet.

Survey Shows 74 Percent Increase in U.S. Mosques in Past Decade

A survey conducted earlier this year by a coalition of religious organizations shows the number of mosques in the United States has grown by 74 percent in the past 11 years -- up from 1,209 in 2001 to 2,106 in 2011.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 15, 2012 |
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Risk-Glorifying Video Games Linked to Reckless Driving

Teens who play video games that glorify reckless driving may bring some of their virtual dangerous habits to road, a new study shows.

Burma: New Report Exposes Religious Persecution of Ethnic Chin Christians

A new report by the Chin Human Rights Organization shows ethnic Christians in Burma's Chin state continue to face systematic religious discrimination at the hands of the government and are often forced to convert to Buddhism.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2012 |
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Obama Refuses to Set 'Red Line' on Iran's Nuclear Program

President Barack Obama says he won't spell out specific boundaries Iran can't cross in its nuclear program before facing U.S. military action.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2012 |
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U.S. on High Alert as Middle East Violence Spreads

U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East and North Africa are on high alert Friday as violence from angry Muslim demonstrators continues to spread.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2012 |
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One Consequence of Same-Sex Marriage

By the end of this month it’s likely to be legal for children in California to have three parents.

Nation's First Transgender Camp Attracts Kids as Young as 8

Camp Aranu'tiq, the first transgender camp for kids in the nation, held its third annual weeklong session in Connecticut in late August.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2012 |
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What's Hot? 9/14/12

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

Netanyahu: Israel Understands America's Grief

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended Israel's condolences to the families of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other officials at the American embassy in Libya who were murdered Tuesday night by Islamic terrorists.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 13, 2012 |
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Hobby Lobby Files Suit Against Abortion Mandate

Evangelical-owned Hobby Lobby has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration's contraceptive/abortion mandate, becoming the largest business yet to take action against the rule.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 13, 2012 |
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The Six Myths Christians Believe About Politics

How are you engaging the culture around you? Do you find yourself shying away from "political" talk these days out of a fear of offending somebody?

How Do You Explain the Trinity to Children?

I think the reason this question resonates with so many parents is precisely because we adults can’t adequately explain the doctrine ourselves.

Muslim Mob Storms U.S. Embassy in Yemen in Latest Middle East Attack

In the most recent attack on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East, Muslim protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital, burning the American flag and smashing windows.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 13, 2012 |
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The Slippery Slope Emerges

The idea is a simple one: if you take one step on to a slippery slope, you may find yourself sliding all the way down the hill. Culturally, it means that if you rationalize doing something from a particular philosophy or set of values, you may want to consider how that same rationale might apply to other, less popular, concerns.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 13, 2012 |
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Christian, Conservative Leaders Focus on Romney's Policies, Not Faith

More than two dozen Christian and conservative leaders are trying to put the issue of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism to rest by instead focusing on the policies outlined in the GOP's new national platform.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 13, 2012 |
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