Faith and Culture

Daytona Bike Week draws 500-plus to Christ

April 4 2012 by Barbara Denman/Florida Baptist Convention

Would you trade three minutes of your time for a chance to win a black 2012 Harley Davidson Road Glide motorcycle?

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Atheist shocked when church helps with bills

April 3 2012 by Sharayah Colter/Southern Baptist TEXAN

The man who threatened to sue a Texas county for placing a nativity scene on the courthouse lawn has had a shift in perspective, dropped the lawsuit and now plans to move to the county with his wife and cat.

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Q&A: ‘October Baby’ actress shares about her experience

April 2 2012 by Megan Basham, Baptist Press

When producer/directors Jon and Andrew Erwin asked Shari Rigby to consider a small but crucial role in their film “October Baby,” none of them realized how closely the script about a young woman who discovers she survived an abortion attempt paralleled Rigby’s own life.

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Secrecy gone: Most adoptions today are ‘open,’ report says

March 29 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

A new survey of adoption agencies confirms that the secrecy once associated with adoption is no longer a reality, with 95 percent of all domestic adoptions now being “open” or “semi-open” – that is, the birth parents and adoptive parents having at least some level of contact.

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Ex-Victoria’s Secret model promotes Prov. 31

March 29 2012 by Christina Darnell/

When Alex Eklund updated his Facebook status on Nov. 30, he had no idea it would make him a social media star. Eklund was studying in the Baylor University library when he noticed a theme among his friends’ status updates.

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Tim Tebow brings a little goodness to Gotham

March 28 2012 by Kevin Manahan, Religion News Service

Tim Tebow is Howdy Doody in a helmet. No, he is Opie Taylor running for touchdowns – while reciting Bible verses, stopping to find a lost dog, visiting sick children in a hospital and helping a little old lady across the street, all before he reaches the end zone.

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October Baby has successful Top 10 opening

March 27 2012 by Baptist Press

The faith-based film “October Baby” finished in the Top 10 on its opening weekend despite playing in only 390 theaters, and did even better on a per-theater average.

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Turkey added to watchdog’s list of religious liberty violators

March 27 2012 by Baptist Press

Two more countries – Turkey and Tajikistan – are worthy of inclusion on a list of the world’s worst violators of religious liberty, a congressionally approved watchdog on the issue has recommended.

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Tony Dungy shares about Colts, faith, Billy Graham

March 26 2012 by Roman Gabriel, Sports Q&A

Earlier this year, Tony Dungy, an NBC football analyst and Super Bowl winning coach, sat down with Biblical Recorder sports correspondent Roman Gabriel III.

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Churches lost $1.2 billion in recession

March 23 2012 by Annalisa Musarra, Religion News Service

Even as membership remains relatively stable in U.S. churches, the effects of the recession have caused contributions to drop by $1.2 billion. According to the 2012 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, the almost $29 billion contributed by church members represented a 2.2 percent decrease in terms of per capita giving.

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