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“How can you preach the Word of God participate in such brutal activity? FULL POST Opinion by Candida Moss, special to CNN Follow @Candida Moss (CNN) - It’s that time of year again: the time when chocolate comes in pastels, cherry blossoms start to bloom and well-marketed religion exposés are released to the world. Among the rash of sensationalist stories we can expect through the season, the annual “Easter was stolen from the pagans” refrain has sprouted again just in time for Holy Week. Perhaps most misinformed theory that rolls around the Internet this time of year is that Easter was originally a celebration of the ancient Near Eastern fertility goddess Ishtar.
This idea is grounded in the shared concept of new life and similar-sounding words Easter/Ishtar. Ishtar is Akkadian and Easter is likely to be Anglo-Saxon.
FULL POST By Brett Mc Cracken, special to CNN Follow @Brett Mc Cracken (CNN) - Something is brewing among American Protestants, and it has a decidedly hoppy flavor.
For much of the last century in the United States, Protestant Christianity’s relationship with beer was cold or even hostile at times.
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(CNN) - While some churches are struggling to attract younger members, 20 and 30-something-year-olds are waiting in long lines to get into Hillsong's services. He spoke to CNN's Poppy Harlow about the church's success and where he stands on several major issues.
Artists have been announced for this weekend's Leeton Country Roundup.
"Moms’ Night Out" starring Patricia Heaton and Sean Astin is opening on more than 1,000 screens, and it aims to do something no other Christian major motion picture has endeavored to do: make you laugh. There has been no shortage of laughably bad Christian movies. From “The Passion of the Christ,” to “Fireproof,” to “Courageous,” the genre has historically leaned heavily on biblical epics and inspiration to stir the faithful, or evangelical fare designed convert the masses.
Pastor Bob Coy, 58, reportedly confessed a "moral failing which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church" to Calvary leaders on Wednesday.
A board meeting was called the next day, when he resigned.
Other scholars studied the carbon character of the ink and found that it matched samples of papyri from the first to eight century CE, according to Harvard.
FULL POST Fort Lauderdale, Florida (WPLG Miami) The senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale has resigned after confessing to cheating on his wife, according to WPLG Miami.