Monthly Archives: September 2012

Does hell exist? New movie stirs debate

Does hell exist? And if it does, what can we do to avoid it? Filmmaker Kevin Miller asks these and other questions in a new movie, “Hellbound.” In promotional materials, Miller says the movie features “an eclectic group of authors, … Continue reading

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Romney/Obama town hall meeting at church is canceled

Disappointing news this morning that tonight’s presidential debate at Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church is canceled. Of course, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney were not going to attend, but surrogates were going to make the case for both in … Continue reading

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Pew survey: Americans change religions frequently

Have you ever switching your religious affiliation? Nearly 50 percent of you have switched, or report no affiliation, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Completed in August, the survey found that: • Forty-four percent of U.S. … Continue reading

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Bill Nye weighs in on Creationism with controversial YouTube video

The creationism group Answers in Genesis built the biblically based Creation Museum, which opened just south of Cincinnati in 2007. It cost $27 million and has averaged about 330,000 visitors a year. The group teaches the stories of the Old … Continue reading

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Back-to-Church-Sunday a success, Lifeway reports

Just wanted to follow up on our stories before and after Back-to-Church Sunday this past weekend. According to Lifeway Research, which organized the event, 13,152 congregations of various denominations, styles and theologies invited an estimated 7.5 million friends, family, neighbors … Continue reading

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Muslims persecutions similar to anti-Catholic sentiments

Interesting piece in the New York Times yesterday by Doug Saunders, author of “The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West?.” In it, Saunders notes the wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. And it’s not … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and Christian principles

The 24-hour news cycle has been extended a bit for the latest “controversy” to emerge from this year’s presidential race. I am referring, of course, to the quickly becoming infamous secret video of GOP nominee Mitt Romney delivering a speech … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah is upon us

Today is the start of the Jewish High Holy Season. While Jewish people make up only 2 percent of the U.S. population, their impact is very strong. Take Ernie Weiss. He came to America in the 1940s and settled in … Continue reading

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New church possibilities in York County

Heard about a couple of unique church ventures this week on the York area. It was happy news for me since I get a lot of news about church mergers and/or declining attendance. And of course, a May survey, released … Continue reading

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Catching up with Man Hee Lee

I wanted to catch up with the controversial Korean Christian leader, Man Hee Lee, now that his tour of America is over. Lee spoke in late July in Los Angeles, the last stop in a tour of Europe and America, … Continue reading

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