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Southern Baptists meet as membership, baptism decline continues

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) All three of the candidates for Southern Baptist Convention president have ideas about overcoming the malaise in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. The post Southern Baptists meet as membership, baptism decline continues appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Jimmy Carter 3.0: Building a post-presidential legacy

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) No longer just a former president, he’s Jimmy Carter 3.0: The globe-trotting, Sunday school-teaching, house-building elder statesman is living out his faith through humanitarian causes — seeking to conquer the abuse of women and eradicate global disease. The post Jimmy Carter 3.0: Building a post-presidential legacy appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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T.D. Jakes: ‘Heaven’ movie reflects ‘growing wonder’ about afterlife

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) “The notion of heaven captures people’s imagination regardless of their religious predisposition,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, a producer of the new film “Heaven is for Real.” The post T.D. Jakes: ‘Heaven’ movie reflects ‘growing wonder’ about afterlife appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Graham’s grandkids collect thank-you’s for ‘Daddy Bill’

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) A new book, “Thank You, Billy Graham,” has been compiled by the evangelist’s grandchildren, sharing the gratitude expressed by Christians across the globe about his decades of influence. The post Graham’s grandkids collect thank-you’s for ‘Daddy Bill’ appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Survey finds growth, vitality in multisite church model

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) Although megachurches were pioneers of the multisite concept, churches with as few as 50 people and as many as 15,000 have tried this approach. The post Survey finds growth, vitality in multisite church model appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Photo Slideshow: ‘Ashes to Go’ meets commuters in Washington, D.C.

By Adelle M. Banks “Ashes to Go” has taken Ash Wednesday outdoors since 2007 and has become an international and interdenominational way to mark the start of Lent. The post Photo Slideshow: ‘Ashes to Go’ meets commuters in Washington, D.C. appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Mormons counter ‘cartoonish’ idea of planets in the afterlife

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) Just as heaven is often depicted as people sitting on clouds strumming harps, “Latter-day Saints’ doctrine of exaltation is often similarly reduced in media to a cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets,” the statement says. The post Mormons counter ‘cartoonish’ idea of planets in the afterlife appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Black clergy seek to bridge ‘green’ gap

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) Although often reluctant to get on board, African-American churches are being encouraged to be more involved in environmental issues from conservation to advocacy. The post Black clergy seek to bridge ‘green’ gap appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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