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  1. Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?

    Article Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?

    (RNS) Yet another Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit has been filed, this time with New Jersey humanists challenging the requirement that each school day begin with recitation of the…

  2. Church Explores Other Scouting Groups After Boy Scouts Revoke Charter

    Article Church Explores Other Scouting Groups After Boy Scouts Revoke Charter

    SEATTLE (RNS) The pastor of a United Methodist Church said her congregation is exploring other scouting affiliations now that the Boy Scouts of America revoked the…

  3. If the Internet Isn't Killing Religion, What Is?

    Article If the Internet Isn't Killing Religion, What Is?

    (RNS) A smart professor in Massachusetts noticed recently that religion’s decline in America coincided with the rise of the Internet. He theorized that the two may be…

  4. ‘Blood Moon’ Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians

    Article ‘Blood Moon’ Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians

    (RNS) Could Tuesday’s “blood moon” event be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. Around 2 a.m. EST on Tuesday (April 15), the moon will…

  5. What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

    Article What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

    NEW YORK (RNS) 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. Hillel responded: "What is…

  6. Preaching Controversial Issues

    Article Preaching Controversial Issues

    When preaching on controversial issues, preachers must decide whether the aim is to influence their hearers, or simply to irritate them. The latter is easy, requires no skill, and …

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