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Is this the Lord’s chastisement, or something else?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I came out of the rap culture and it just about destroyed me. I was saved at an evangelistic meeting when I was near the end of all hope. My life was one big mess and even my doctor said that it would take a miracle for me to rebound. When Christ became my Savior and Lord, I gave my life to Him and ...Read more

The God Squad: Juneteenth for us all

Religion / God Squad /

Last week I used the holiday of Eid a-Adha to atone for shortcomings in my column caused by the fact that I am not Muslim. This week I want to continue my atonement tour to remind you dear readers that I am also not Black.

Last week on Wednesday, June 19, African-Americans celebrated Juneteenth. All of America should have been ...Read more

Can a Christian ride the middle road?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My twin sister was brought up the same way I was – in church and active in youth groups. When we finished school, we went different directions. When we get together, I’m stunned at how she thinks and conducts herself. When I ask how she squares this with her upbringing, she simply says, “...Read more

What is the imagery used in the Song of Solomon to describe the beauty of the beloved?

Religion / Bible Trivia /

A) A lily among thorns
B) A rose in the desert
C) A star in the night sky
D) A diamond in the rough

What did God instruct Noah to build?

Religion / Bible Trivia /

A) A temple
B) An ark
C) A tower
D) A house

How can certain churches get away with calling themselves Christian?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There’s a lot said about Christian faith being narrow – and it must be! But so many Christian churches today say quite differently that true Christianity accepts everyone regardless of their path, and that the goal of religion is to eradicate all poverty and suffering. To identify with them is ...Read more

What is the famous passage in Amos that describes God's judgment?

Religion / Bible Trivia /

A) Amos 1:1-15
B) Amos 2:1-16
C) Amos 3:1-15
D) Amos 9:1-15

Who is the primary author of the Book of Daniel?

Religion / Bible Trivia /

A) Daniel
B) Jeremiah
C) Ezekiel
D) Habakkuk

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'Even the largest churches can fall': Will Texas' Gateway Church survive the Robert Morris sex abuse scandal?

Religion / Religious News /

FORT WORTH, Texas — Southlake’s Gateway Church is reeling from the shocking child sex abuse allegations against its founder Robert Morris, prompting questions of how one of the country’s largest churches will weather the scandal.

Morris resigned from the church last week after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a 12-year-old ...Read more

Is the Christian wrong for always thinking of Jesus?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve been a follower of Jesus for a long time, and still my friends tell me that I’m so fixed on Jesus that I can’t really do any good in this life. I’m troubled by this since I spend a good deal of time meeting people’s needs, giving me an opportunity to share the Gospel with them. ...Read more

What is the famous passage in Mark that contains the feeding of the five thousand?

Religion / Bible Trivia /

A) Mark 2:1-12
B) Mark 4:35-41
C) Mark 6:30-44
D) Mark 8:27-38

What was the name of the prophetess who helped lead Israel with Moses?

Religion / Bible Trivia /

A) Deborah
B) Huldah
C) Miriam
D) Anna

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They found religion, decent burgers, and lasting friendships at a North Jersey truck stop

Religion / Religious News /

COLUMBIA, N.J. — Somewhere in this random, run-of-the-mill truck stop full of things truckers need, like CB radios and corned beef hash, and stuff no one needs, like dragon sculptures or New Jersey-themed shot glasses, a local tanker driver found something he wasn’t looking for: God.

Mike Eurich was so sure that a higher power touched him ...Read more

Should I judge my friend's lack of salvation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I know that my best friend isn’t saved even though she says she is. My mother said that I should not judge her salvation but she can’t give me a reason why. – G.J.

A: Only God knows our hearts and He alone has the right to judge who is genuinely saved or lost. The Bible says, “He shall ...Read more

St. Louis archdiocese releases long-awaited report on Catholic slaveholding

Religion / Religious News /

ST. LOUIS — Louis William DuBourg was just a baby in 1767 when his father, a ship captain and merchant, embarked on a journey from West Africa to the Caribbean with 270 enslaved people aboard. Only 157 of them made it across the Atlantic alive.

The younger DuBourg was also bold. He grew up to be a famous Roman Catholic priest, who, as the ...Read more

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More abuse claims surface at Gateway Church protest. They don't involve Robert Morris

Religion / Religious News /

On June 15, Amy Smith had the police called on her as she stood outside Gateway Church in Southlake, protesting the sex abuse scandal involving the church’s founder and then-senior Pastor Robert Morris.

A week later — with Morris no longer the pastor after confessing to molesting a girl in Oklahoma starting when she was 12 years old in the ...Read more