Faith and Culture

Film traces real-life story of abortion ‘survivor’

March 23 2012 by Annalisa Musarra, Religion News Service

A new movie confronts a controversial topic by highlighting two words that don’t typically go together: “abortion” and “survivor.” “We didn’t know there was such a thing,” said Jon Erwin, who wrote and co-directed “October Baby” with his brother, Andrew.

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Q&A: Researcher Kara Powell on why teens leave the faith

March 22 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

A 2007 LifeWay Research study found that 70 percent of young adults who attended church in high school subsequently stopped attending church for at least a year during their college years.

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Is the CBF poised for a shift on homosexuality?

March 21 2012 by Andrew Walker, Baptist Press

An upcoming conference and hiring policy point to a potential paradigm shift on homosexuality for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). The conference is already making waves as the event draws near.

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Obama opposes N.C. marriage amendment

March 20 2012 by Baptist Press

President Obama says he opposes a proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman – an amendment that polls show a majority of the state’s voters support.

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Q&A: Kirk Cameron on new film, Piers Morgan

March 20 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

When Kirk Cameron went on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” to discuss his upcoming patriotic-themed documentary “Monumental,” he didn’t expect to get pulled into a national debate over homosexuality.

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U.S. homeschoolers wary of Canadian bill

March 19 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

Homeschool defenders in the United States are wary of proposed legislation in Alberta, Canada, that could set a philosophical precedent for government intrusion into what parents are allowed to teach their homeschooled children.

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Couple awarded $3M in ‘wrongful birth’ suit

March 16 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

A “wrongful birth” lawsuit is a horribly flawed response to the unexpected birth of a baby with a disability, pro-life bioethics specialists said in the wake of an Oregon jury’s award of nearly $3 million to the parents of a child with Down syndrome.

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GuideStone Funds honored with premier financial award

March 15 2012 by Tim Head, Baptist Press

GuideStone Funds has won one of the most prestigious awards in the financial world for mutual fund families with up to $40 billion in assets – the 2012 Lipper Award for Best Overall Small Fund Group in the U.S.

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Poll: Most back abortion/contraceptive exemption

March 14 2012 by Baptist Press

A majority of Americans say religiously affiliated organizations – such as hospitals and universities – should be exempt from the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.

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Harold Camping says May 21 prediction was ‘incorrect and sinful’

March 12 2012 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

Radio evangelist Harold Camping has called his erroneous prediction that the world would end last May 21 an “incorrect and sinful statement” and said his ministry is out of the prediction business.

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