Religion News, December 28, 2010

    Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

  • Resist the TSA?: Observers discuss whether Christians should resist airport body scans and pat-downs.
  • The Christians who felt discriminated against: Following accusations of discrimination against Christians from the Bishop of Winchester here are recent examples where Christians may have felt discriminated against.
  • Law and Morality: Are ethics and law at odds? Does the law define what is ethical, or do ethical concerns have their own purchase on the law? These questions, universally applicable, have special relevance to a religious culture like Judaism, whose traditional law is embodied in the vast corpus of halakhah.
  • Sarah Palin is 2010 top religion voice for many
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  • A Doctor in Iraq, Watching a Faith Healer at Work: The mullah explained that he worked as a salaried cleric at a mosque during the week and that his healing activities were reserved for Fridays, the day of rest. The only reward he sought, he said, was in the afterlife.
  • Cults: Dr. Margaret Singer Speaks at Conference Video of a lecture by cult expert Dr. Margaret Singer (1921–2003) on the subject of cults.
  • Shoppers say amen to newly translated e-Bible: Less than a week ago, Bible mega-publisher Zondervan released its newest translation of the New International Version of the Bible and saw it fly up the charts to become the top seller in the Apple store under Religion/Spirituality and No. 13 seller across all categories over Christmas weekend. On Amazon, it was No. 3, at $9.99 behind older Bibles selling for $1.99. This is the first time any Bible translation has gone straight to digital. The print version goes on sale in March.
  • Spiritual Bread for a New Generation: Welcome to one of the 50 weekly home-study groups that form the backbone of House of Bread, one of Sacramento’s new wave Slavic congregations. Calling itself a “church without walls,” House of Bread was formed five years ago by Alex Shevchenko and several other youth pastors who split off from Bethany Slavic Missionary Church, the nation’s largest Slavic Pentecostal congregation. “We want to invest money not in bricks but in the souls of people — home groups are more personal,” Shevchenko said.

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