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a Heaven Is for Reala a " and for everyone in new film

Heaven is not only "for real," it's pretty much for everyone in the new movie based on the near-death experience visions of a precocious preschooler.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Medicine, Nursing, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Gospel, T.D. Jakes

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Religion News Service

COMMENTARY: Nun teaches secret to overcoming fear of death

I have always had a tremendous fear of death. It arose, perhaps, from having had older parents.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Religion News Service

Governor Bobby Jindal at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Many believe [Jindal] could hold the highest office in the land someday," President Jerry Falwell said in a statement on Wednesday , hinting at Jindal as a possible Republican candidate for president.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, New Orleans, LA, Christian Music, Mitt Romney

Religion News Service

Activists call on British government to deport African exorcist

CANTERBURY, England A Pentecostal preacher who claims to deliver people from witchcraft is a danger to children and should be deported from England, activists say.

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Related Topix: Kent County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Christian Music

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Religion News Service

Job Posting: Religion News Service Publisher/Ceo

This is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial executive with both vision and a disciplined approach to implementation.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Journalism, The Washington Post Company, Media, Radio, National Public Radio, Non-Profit

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Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sept.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Christian Music, Madison, WI, Pope Benedict XVI

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Jonathan Merritt a " Barbara Brown Taylor on the devil, death, and the definition of a Christiana

Barbara Brown Taylor is a theologian, priest, and New York Times bestseller of many books, including her most recent "Learning to Walk in the Dark."

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Related Topix: Religion, Episcopal Church, Christian Music

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Religion News Service

Barbara Brown Taylor tells Christians to embrace darkness

Barbara Brown Taylor, named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, is on a mission to redeem the darkness.

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Related Topix: Christian Music

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Religion News Service

After battling addictions, Creed frontman Scott Stapp renews his faith

Even in his darkest hours, trapped in a maelstrom of drugs, alcohol, and rock and roll, Scott Stapp never lost his faith in God.

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Related Topix: Creed, Pop/Rock, Scott Stapp, Christian Music, Toledo, OH

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Central African Republic clergy urge faster deployment of UN peacekeepers

NAIROBI, Kenya Religious leaders, playing an ever expanding role in the troubled Central African Republic, are urging reinforcements for an existing peace mission, even as the United Nations prepares to roll out a bigger one in September.

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Related Topix: Africa Travel, Africa, Travel, Central African Republic, Central African Republic Travel, Kenya, Christian Music

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Religion News Service

A man working on a computer and sitting on a cloud.

A new paper draws an intriguing conclusion to a question scholars have wrestled with for several decades: Why are Americans dropping out of church? Allen Downey , a professor of computer science at Massachusetts' Olin College of Engineering , found that between 1990 and 2010 the share of Americans claiming no religious affiliation grew from 8 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Computers, University of Southern California

Religion News Service

Questions persist after testing of a Jesus Wifea papyrus

A year and a half after unveiling a slip of papyrus that she dubbed "The Gospel of Jesus's Wife," Harvard Bible scholar Karen King on Thursday released the results of long-delayed testing on the controversial fragment that appear to show it is not a modern forgery.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Harvard University, Wedding

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Huffington Post

American Evangelicals' Support For Israel Is Waning, Reports Say

American evangelicals have played a significant role in U.S. support for Israel; by some measures they are even more supportive than American Jews.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Evangelicals, Christian Music, Palestinian Territories, South Africa,

Religion News Service

Mega-church pastor in Sin City preaches a a God of yesa

Jud Wilhite, pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, says believers have reduced Christianity to a series of rejections.

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World Vision's U.S. President Rich Stearns, center, visits with Syrian refugees in Irbid, Jordan.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Human Sexuality, Spokane, WA, Wedding

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Jesus People Documentary Sheds Light On Religious Community's Darker Stories

Youthful members of an informal Christian group called "Children of God" sing before sitting down for lunch at their headquarters building in the skid row section of Los Angeles on Feb. 2, 1971.

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Related Topix: The Light, Christian-Rock, Christian Music, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 08, 2014

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He doesna t just listen to the Sunday sermon; he draws it

John Hendrix draws as he listens to the sermon at Grace & Peace Fellowship Presbyterian church in St. Louis on Sunday .

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Related Topix: Christian Music, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Wed Apr 02, 2014

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Graham's grandkids collect thank-youa s for a Daddy Billa

The grandchildren of evangelist Billy Graham have long been influenced by their famous "Daddy Bill."

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Related Topix: Christian Music, HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

Tue Apr 01, 2014

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Jesuit school in Syracuse to appoint laywoman as president, a first

Linda LeMura, provost of Le Moyne College, will be appointed the first lay, female president to a U.S. Jesuit college or university.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Le Moyne College, Christian Music, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Georgetown University

Religion News Service

COMMENTARY: What the Presbyterians got wrong on Israel

NEW YORK Some 2,000 years ago, a prospective Jew in ancient Israel asked Rabbi Hillel to teach him the whole Torah while standing on one foot.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Christian Music, Medicine, Nursing, Religion, Judaism, Palestinian Territories

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