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Joni Eareckson Tada recovering from hospital stay

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/11/19, 01:11 pm

Joni Eareckson Tada, a Christian author and advocate for people with disabilities, was released from the hospital earlier this week after a 14-day stay to treat breathing problems. “Basically, over the many years, my chronic quadriplegia has put a strain on my heart and lungs,” she said in a statement Wednesday. “The good news is, doctors believe that with medication and with a more efficient way of breathing, my condition can be reversed.”

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Cultural comparison

Religion | What African culture can teach us about the Bible
by Africa Study Bible
Posted 2/23/19, 06:41 am

Today is the fourth and final Saturday of Black History Month, which the United States and Canada celebrate in February, and the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands celebrate in October. Eleven years ago, I attended a conference in Ethiopia on Africa’s Christian history.

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So help me who?

Religion | The 116th Congress convenes with an eclectic mix of religious and nonreligious views
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/07/19, 12:22 pm

This week’s Whirled Views offers a roundup of religious news and views from around the United States.

Choosing my religion 

When newly elected Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., took her congressional oath of office on Jan. 3, she raised her right hand high and placed the other hand firmly on a law book. The book contained copies of the Arizona and U.S. constitutions. 

Sinema wasn’t the only freshman in the 116th Congress taking an oath on something other than the Bible. Texts included the Quran, a Buddhist sutra, and the Hindu Vedas.

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