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  • Faith and Values: Spiritual autobiographies and church community stories

    My mother is a voracious reader but no longer reads memoirs — she distrusts them and believes the genre is too prone to fabrication. Additionally, Mom thinks every memoir could simply be titled "It's All the Mother's Fault." Having read a lot of...
  • School-prayer story more hype than substance

    School-prayer story more hype than substance
    This week's award for America's most overblown story comes to us out of Seminole County, where parents say a school worker tried to stop their 5-year-old from praying before she ate lunch. In response, the parents did what all good parents would do...
  • Elderly care facility for Jehovah's Witnesses under construction

    Bulldozers and backhoes are busy at work in Salisbury Township, clearing trees and brush to make way for a retirement complex for aging Jehovah's Witnesses. The $6.5 million Legacy Place Cottages — to be at 2051 Bevin Drive, near the southern...
  • Should corporations have to provide insurance for contraception?

    Should corporations have to provide insurance for contraception?
    What do you think? Click here to take today's poll. (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) Hobby Lobby is a family-owned chain of arts and crafts stores. The owners, the Green family, don’t want the company insurance plan to offer emergency...
  • Christian student sues TNCC, asserting college violated his rights

    Christian student sues TNCC, asserting college violated his rights
    HAMPTON — An evangelical Christian student at Thomas Nelson Community College has filed a federal lawsuit against the state's community college system, asserting that its policies about on-campus student expression are unconstitutional....
  • Asians at Sands Bethlehem casino 'ride bus to live'

    The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper. Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
  • Why 'Noah' Is the Biblical Epic That Christians Deserve

    Thank God (seriously) for Darren Aronofsky. In his flawed, fascinating and altogether extraordinary "Noah," this ever-audacious filmmaker has given us a bold and singular vision of Old Testament times -- a picture that dares to handle a sacred text not...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
  • A difficult balance [Editorial]

    A difficult balance  [Editorial]
    The principle of separation of church and state has been a pillar of American democracy since the country's founding, and most people think they know what it means. Yet in practice, the proper balance between freedom of religious expression and what is...
  • The promise of birth control [Commentary]

    The promise of birth control [Commentary]
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers of a certain size provide health care plans that pay for birth control for women. One of the plaintiffs, Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...