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What Gun Would Jesus Pack?

By Mitch Randall | February 22, 2019

The U.S. has more civilian-owned firearms than people: 326 million people vs. 393 million civilian-owned firearms. Here’s the stark reality: A segment of our society is obsessed with guns to the detriment of the common good.

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‘No-Fuss, No-Muss’ Baptisms Draw Small Easter Crowd

By Jodi Mathews | April 24, 2001

“Heartfelt participation” was the only requirement given to the 14,000 Seattle, Wash., residents who received postcards from Christ Episcopal Church offering “no-fuss, no-muss” baptisms at their Saturday Easter vigil. Part of the pitch was that there would be “no fuss, no follow-up.” Instead of the six weeks of classes usually required of catechumens, the Easter-vigil […]

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China’s ‘Forced Abortion’ Policy Necessary?

By Jodi Mathews | April 24, 2001

Christian Coalition founder, Pat Robertson, turned the heads of the religious right and others last week when he defended China’s one-child policy during an interview on CNN’s “Wolf Blitzer Reports.” The controversy arose when Blitzer asked Robertson about the policy that can result in state-ordered abortions, according to a Washington Post article. “I don’t agree […]

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Frantic Families: Time for a Change

By Karen Zurheide | April 17, 2001

Most middle-class kids play a sport or two each season, play an instrument, take art or drama or dance, and belong to a scouting organization–in addition to meeting homework demands and participation in religious activities. From 1981 to 1997, structured sports time for American children doubled, evidence of the trend of over-scheduled kids, according to […]

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Tune In to TV-Turnoff Network

By Cliff Vaughn | April 17, 2001

“The average American spends four hours a day watching television. That adds up to more than one day every week, two months every year, and nine solid years by age 65, that Americans spend glued to the tube,” according to TV-Turnoff Network. TV-Turnoff Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children […]

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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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