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Mormons Confront Epidemic of Online Misinformation
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A Mormon student surfs the Internet for a school assignment and discovers that Mormon founder Joseph Smith had multiple wives.
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Shhh! Pope Praises Value of Short Tweets, Silence
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI praised new communications technologies like Twitter, saying that even "concise phrases can convey profound thoughts."
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Muslims Caught in Reality Show Crossfire Struggle to Understand Controversy
DEARBORN, Mich. (RNS) When Fordson High School football coach Fouad Zaban was asked to be on a reality show about Muslim family life, his impulse was to decline.
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U.S. Seminaries Consider Radical Changes
(RNS) For more than 200 years, Andover Newton Theological School has trained future pastors to have expertise in biblical studies, pastoral care and preaching.
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Dead Cleric's Videos May Find Eternal Life Online
(RNS) Radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may be dead, but the power of the Internet means he won’t soon be forgotten.
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Mormons Launch Group to Defend Against Media Attacks
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A group of church loyalists felt the time was ripe to begin scrutinizing media reports for inaccuracies about the Utah-based faith.
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Bob Dylan’s Religious Mystique Endures
(RNS) Dylan was hailed as a prophet, first of folk music, then of rock ‘n’ roll—at least by those who forgave him for “going electric.”
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Vatican Praises Bloggers as Church’s Public Opinion
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope may not be ready to start a blog or a Twitter account, but the Vatican is taking note of the unruly world of the blogosphere.
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Vatican Paper Praises Fertility Ethics of Films
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The official Vatican newspaper has praised two recent Hollywood movies for showing the ethical downsides of sperm donation.
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Skeletons in the Catholic Church’s Closet
(RNS) Showtime has found the magic combination for ultimate crowd appeal in a scintillating soap opera about a bad-boy pope.
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Ala. Church Bans Employees’ Social Networking with Minors
MOBILE, Alabama (RNS) Electronic communication with minors must be limited to “providing information related to a ministry or event."
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Fed Up with Hollywood, Churches Make Their Own Films
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (RNS) This year’s Oscars may have been passed out, but for some churches the major motion picture season is just getting started.
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Islam Dominated Religion Coverage in 2010
(RNS) Islam was the most frequent topic of religion news coverage in 2010, as the media doubled the amount of time and space devoted to religion.
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Muslim TV Executive Found Guilty in Wife’s Beheading
(RNS) A former banking executive who helped launch the nation’s first Muslim television station faces 15 years to life in prison.
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Catholic Media Empire Acquires National Catholic Register
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) EWTN Global Catholic Network has signed a letter of intent to acquire the National Catholic Register newspaper.
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 If Frodo Owned an iPhone, Could He Have Destroyed It?
If Frodo Owned an iPhone, Could He Have Destroyed It?
How addicted are we to our iPhones and Blackberrys? One student told of sleeping with his smart phone on his pillow and the compulsion he felt to respond immediately to any message.
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EthicsDaily.com Has Role in Transformative Time Akin to Age of Gutenberg
EthicsDaily.com Has Role in Transformative Time Akin to Age of Gutenberg
We are living in a power shift similar to the advent of the Gutenberg printing press. As more people turn to online sources for news and information, secular and religious newspapers struggle to survive. What will emerge?
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How Much Is EthicsDaily.com Worth?
How Much Is EthicsDaily.com Worth?
I suppose EthicsDaily.com is worthless to the person who won't pay to support it, but priceless when one contemplates a public square without its voice—a collective that emphasizes love of God and love of neighbor.
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Digital Era Endangers Newspapers, Including Baptist State Papers
Digital Era Endangers Newspapers, Including Baptist State Papers
As more people log online to retrieve their news and information, Baptist state newspapers and other religious publications may be particularly vulnerable.
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The Future of Churches: A Network of Niches
The Future of Churches: A Network of Niches
The same thing that is happening in the broader culture will happen in churches, too—more options, more models, a network of niches, rather than a predominant church form.
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Five Lessons Churches Must Learn to Survive
Five Lessons Churches Must Learn to Survive
Here are the five lessons churches must learn from newspapers, television and retail if churches are going to survive as a viable social institution.
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Navigating the New EthicsDaily.com: Part Two
Navigating the New EthicsDaily.com: Part Two
Refining the site’s design and interface is a process, not a destination, but as you read and play around with the site, consider these pointers and tidbits for accessing our articles ...
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Navigating the New EthicsDaily.com: Part One
Navigating the New EthicsDaily.com: Part One
We post content throughout the day, so what you’ll see when you visit at 4 p.m. will likely be different from what you saw at 8 a.m.
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Caution Needed on the Information Superhighway
Once, we just taught our children to look both ways before crossing the street. The busy intersections available on the Internet are proving just as dangerous. While none of us would want to go back to the horse and buggy, we also have learned the importance of safety precautions.
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Edward R. Murrow's 'Big Dreams' for TV Go Unfulfilled
Over the course of the Bush administration, our popular culture boomed as an export. International box-office receipts for U.S. films exploded. American TV shows colonized foreign prime-time markets. However, opinion abroad of the United States tanked.
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Britney, Not Barack, Is Top Yahoo! Search
Britney Spears, not President-elect Barack Obama, was the most-searched item on the Yahoo! search engine in 2008.
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The Death—and Rebirth—of a Newspaper
The Christian Science Monitor will celebrate its 100th birthday as a newspaper by ... going out of print. Not out of business, but out of print.
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E-mail Hoaxes, 'Forwards' Fly Among Presidential Campaigns
Democratic and Republican presidential candidates alike have been targeted by recent e-mail hoaxes and what might be termed the "dirty forward."
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Yahoo Identifies Year's Top Searches
What did Saddam Hussein and Britney Spears have in common in 2007? Both were top searches on the search engine Yahoo.
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Does EthicsDaily.com Matter?
No Baptist media source has given more timely and thorough attention to the issue that almost every Baptist preacher wants to avoid than EthicsDaily.com. The issue is child-sexual abuse in Baptist churches.
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Baptists Today Launching Edition in North Carolina
Baptists Today, founded in 1983 as a national newspaper for moderate Baptists, will launch its first state edition January in North Carolina, the paper's editor announced this week.
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BCE Launches New Web Site for a New Era
A week ago, BCE launched a new Web site for a new era. Sensing a timidity of leadership and the endangerment of historic Baptist principles, we were ready to fashion a more energetic and assertive Baptist witness in the 21st century.
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