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  • Faith-healing Philadelphia couple sent to prison for sick son's death

    A Philadelphia couple who lost a second son by trying to cure him with prayer instead of science have been sentenced to prison in the death of the boy, who was ill with pneumonia but never saw a physician. Judge Benjamin Lerner sentenced Herbert and...
  • Variety Stands By Story on 'Noah' Survey

    Variety is standing by its coverage of an online survey from Faith Driven Consumer about the prospects for Paramount Pictures' biblical-themed epic "Noah" conducted by the Raleigh, N.C.-based organization. Paramount on Tuesday issued a press release...
  • 'Noah:' Faith-based group, Paramount in biblical battle

    Talk about a Holy War. Paramount has taken the unusual step of issuing a press release debunking a survey and a resultant Variety story about the faith-based community’s skepticism for the studio’s upcoming  tentpole “Noah.” In...
  • Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics

    Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics
    Maya Angelou may have said "there is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic," but in today's world, it is difficult to grow up as anything otherwise. At school, we learn about ecosystems and the fragile interaction of species; how the greenhouse effect...
  • Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution

    Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution
    Once, when heavy rain hit the roof of the Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, there was so much runoff that it would wash away the wood chips and soil that cover the children's play area. Today, the church on Providence Road uses rain barrels and...
  • Snake-handling preacher bitten, dies; no hospitals for him, son says

    Snake-handling preacher Jamie Coots has died of snakebite. In some readings of the Bible, faith is stronger than venom. "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any...
  • Film Review: 'The New Black'

    Laid-back yet incisive, "The New Black" examines the complexity of black attitudes toward same-sex marriage, which the mainstream media tend to oversimplify as church-dominated and uniformly negative. Focusing on a 2012 Maryland referendum that sought...
  • 10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014

    10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014
    The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film. Proofs of the remarkable strength of...
  • In Theory: On religion and the risk of divorce

    Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
  • Only Christ is the way and the truth and the life

    Q: What right do we have to send missionaries to people in other parts of the world, trying to get them to believe the way we do? They have their own religions, and we ought to let them alone and not disrupt their lives with our beliefs. -- K.U. A: If...
  • Obama should practice what he preaches at prayer breakfast

    President Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast — and one is reluctant to criticize. But pry my jaw from the floorboards. Without a hint of irony, the president lamented eroding protections of religious liberty...