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Walter Rauschenbusch: Social Gospel’s Most Compelling Advocate

By Bill Pitts | February 19, 2019

Trained as a Baptist minister, Walter Rauschenbusch, consumed with a passion for social justice, thought America had made great economic strides forward but was still far behind in its moral responsibility. What would he say today?

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Church Receives Fines for Harboring Homeless

By Jodi Mathews | April 17, 2001

The cost of helping the homeless just got a little higher for a church that has allowed transients to set up tents in its parking lot. The city of Seattle is levying $75-a-day fines on Trinity United Methodist Church for hosting the “Tent Village” community of homeless people who have been camping around the city […]

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Author Questions Accuracy of ‘Left Behind’ Script

By Alex Smirnov | April 17, 2001

Adding to the copyright controversy surrounding the Christian end-time movie “Left Behind,” an author from Fort Worth, Texas, has joined the discussion questioning the accuracy of the movie scenario, based on the successful “Left Behind” book series. Producers Peter and Paul Lalonde based their film on misleading 16th-century theology, said Steve Wohlberg, a Seventh Day […]

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Fewer Americans Support Environmental Protection, Study Shows

By Staff | April 17, 2001

As the Earth Day celebration nears its 31st anniversary on April 22, environmental activists will have a difficult time urging Americans to immobilize their vehicles during the “car-free day” on April 19. Only 27 percent of the U.S. population is strongly concerned about the current state of the environment, according to an update of a […]

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Dying Live: An Experiment

By Cliff Vaughn | April 10, 2001

“See a Person Dying Live On Your Computer,” the Web promotion read. An estimated 20,000 people logged onto the Web site to see a man dying–live, as advertised–on March 27. What viewers saw was an image of magician Jim Callahan simply sitting there. From time to time, he would display a sign reading, “Follow the […]

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Mississippi Baptist Convention Avoids Statement as Flag Referendum Nears

By Alex Smirnov | April 10, 2001

While opposing political camps are making last-minute plans to influence the outcome of the Mississippi state flag referendum on April 17, the Mississippi Baptist Convention has decided not to take a formal stand in the ongoing debate. Voters will choose between the current standard, which features the controversial Confederate emblem in the upper-left corner, and […]

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