Tag Archives: Religion News Service

New poll shows many Americans believe world now in the ‘End Times’

I know a few people who believe completely that civilization is careening towards its inevitable end. Some point to a lack of decorum. Some point to the rampant permissiveness in society today. Some point to the decline in religious values. … Continue reading

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Darryl Strawberry: once the toast of New York; now a small-town pastor

Baseball has been in the spotlight for a few days now with the All-Star break upon us. Last night’s game was a ode to Mariano Rivera, a brilliant player and a better man. In 19 years with the New York … Continue reading

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Baltimore conference: Catholics cannot agree on position on U.S. economy

News Tuesday out of Baltimore, where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are holding their annual meeting. And it continued what has been a very poor November for the church. So far this month, the church saw Catholics vote for … Continue reading

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Election night winners & losers: Todd Akin, Roy Moore and gay marriage

What does a religion blogger do after an election that seemingly lasted two years without a break? Blog about the winners and losers, of course! For this, I am leaning heavily on a terrific rundown by the Religion News Service. … Continue reading

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Study: Megachurch services offer a “high”

Karl Marx once called religion “the opiate of the masses.” But I don’t think he meant this. A new study by a University of Washington research team concludes that worship services at megachurches can trigger feelings of transcendence and changes … Continue reading

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Will the health care ruling ignite religious conservatives?

So here we are five days after the Supreme Court’s historic ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act and the analysis continues. On the religious front, the decision was a blow to the Catholic Church. The SCOTUS ruling came in the … Continue reading

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