Faith & Religion
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National Day of Prayer laments Obergefell aftermath

Religion | Speakers at the 65th annual event call for God’s intervention in matters of marriage, gender, and Supreme Court decisions
by Evan Wilt
Posted 5/05/16, 06:15 pm

WASHINGTON—Each year since 1952, Christians have convened in the U.S. capital to pray for the nation’s future. But this year, the first National Day of Prayer since Supreme Court legalized gay marriage had renewed urgency.

“We need visible and verbal followers of Jesus Christ. Everybody else is coming out of the closet; we might as well come out too,” said Tony Evans, a Dallas pastor and the 2016 National Day of Prayer keynote speaker. “We don’t need any more secret-agent Christianity.”

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Deena C. Bouknight

Deluge of support

Religion | Christians loving their neighbor helped a business recover from a devastating flood
by Deena C. Bouknight
Posted 4/29/16, 01:00 am

FOREST ACRES, S.C.—Last October a flood here turned festive settings with bright orange pumpkins into apocalyptic scenes featuring thick mud and sewage. Six feet of floodwater invaded homes, playgrounds, and businesses, including Joseph McDougall’s Forest Lake Gardens center in this Columbia suburb on Oct. 4.

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New Bono short film urges people to read the Bible

Religion
by Jim Long
Posted 4/26/16, 12:20 pm

U2 frontman, Paul David Hewson, better known as “Bono,” has joined forces with Bible translator Eugene Peterson to produce a short film encouraging people to read the Bible. The Psalms, a 20-minute documentary released today, debuts on Fuller Theological Seminary’s new website, Fuller Studio.

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