Charles Johnson, founder and executive director of Pastors for Children, talks about public education as a public trust.
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An old urban legend turned recent e-mail hoax regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and religious broadcasting is decades old and untrue, according to FCC officials. “CBS will be forced to discontinue ‘Touched By an Angel’ for using the word GOD in every program,” reads the e-mail hoax. “[The] petition, number 2493, would ultimately pave […]Read More
Where does Halloween come from? The holiday isn’t mentioned in the Bible. Nor is it an official holiday in the United States. Yet it continues to be distinctively celebrated in some communities, conspicuously absent in others. Engaged citizens have hotly debated Halloween in recent years. Both Christians and non-Christians have offered perspectives on the holiday […]Read More
How might Christians respond to Halloween? Folklore professor Jack Santino has characterized the holiday as “an amalgam of Celtic druidical ritual, Christian theology, and northern European folk belief.” And Santino himself, in All Around the Year, theorized as to why parts of the Christian community reject Halloween celebrations. “Other holidays, such as Easter, combine pre-Christian […]Read More
Judgment Houses and Hell Houses are considered by some churches to be “evangelistic tools” combating traditional Halloween haunted houses. “[Hell] is the ultimate haunted house, which is where [visitors] will spend eternity if they do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior,” read the Calvary Baptist Church Web site in Clearwater, Fla. “Judgement House […]Read More
The Southern Baptist Convention’s two mission boards and six seminaries have over $1 billion dollars in investments, cash, property and equipment. The assets of the International Mission Board (IMB), North American Mission Board (NAMB) and six seminaries total over $1,016,000,000, according to the Baptist Center for Ethics’ conservative calculation of the figures reported in the […]Read More