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  • Airline pilot asked Christians to share their faith with other passengers

    02/08/2004 3:11:04 PM PST · by yonif · 51 replies · 280+ views
    WHNT ^ | 2/8/2004 | Associated Press
    New York-AP -- American Airlines says one of its pilots asked Christians on his flight to identify themselves and discuss their faith with non-Christian passengers. Airline Spokesman Tim Wagner says American Flight 34 was headed from Los Angeles to New York on Friday when the pilot asked Christians on board to raise their hands. The pilot told the airline that he then suggested that other passengers use the flight time to talk to the Christians about their faith, and added that he'd be available for discussion at the end of the flight. While the pilot had just returned to work...
  • The National Creed

    12/30/2003 2:32:26 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 14 replies · 128+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 30, 2003 | DAVID BROOKS
    George W. Bush was born into an Episcopal family and raised as a Presbyterian, but he is now a Methodist. Howard Dean was baptized Catholic, and raised as an Episcopalian. He left the church after it opposed a bike trail he was championing, and now he is a Congregationalist, though his kids consider themselves Jewish. Wesley Clark's father was Jewish. As a boy he was Methodist, then decided to become a Baptist. In adulthood he converted to Catholicism, but he recently told Beliefnet .com, "I'm a Catholic, but I go to a Presbyterian church." What other country on earth would...
  • Path led from science to faith: The design is apparent to many

    12/26/2003 9:43:24 PM PST · by rhema · 87 replies · 2,658+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 12/27/03 | Bob DeWaay
    I read with interest Gregory Korgeski's Dec. 13 counterpoint decrying creationism and fundamentalism. After learning that no "reputable" scientists endorse creationism, I learned that fundamentalists who take their sacred texts literally are dangerous to the well-being of society. These arguments are self-serving in that they admit no evidence to the contrary. In Korgeski's thought, being a creationist makes you disreputable and being a fundamentalist makes you a likely menace to society. I was raised in a church that taught that the Bible was mostly mythology, that there were no miracles, and that evolution was true. Seeing no need for religion,...
  • Spiritual Progress Hard to Find in 2003

    12/24/2003 5:52:54 AM PST · by truthandlife · 12 replies · 686+ views
    Barna Research ^ | 12/24/03 | George Barna
    After analyzing more than 10,000 personal interviews conducted during 2003, researcher George Barna identified four critical outcomes that emerged from those interactions regarding faith and lifestyle. Millions of Americans Are Spiritually Satisfied – and Confused Contradictions and confusion permeate the spiritual condition of the nation. Studies conducted during 2003 indicate, for instance, that while 84% of adults say their religious faith is very important in their own life, 66% also say that religion is losing influence in the nation. While people are clearly spending less time involved in religious practices such as Bible reading, prayer, and participating in church activities,...
  • A Mind That Grasped Both Heaven and Hell

    11/22/2003 2:56:08 PM PST · by Valin · 64 replies · 1,477+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/22/03 | JOSEPH LOCONTE
    WASHINGTON Forty years ago today, as the world mourned the assassination of an American president, the passing of the 20th century's most influential Christian writer was hardly noticed: Clive Staples Lewis, professor of English literature at Oxford and Cambridge, died on Nov. 22, 1963. In his ability to nurture the faithful, as well as seduce the skeptic, C. S. Lewis had no peer. Lewis was an atheist for much of his adult life, an experience that may have helped immunize him from the religious cliché, the reluctance to ask hard questions, the self-righteousness of the zealot. "Mr. Lewis possesses the...
  • The Immoral Majority - Finding sexual ethics in the godless masses

    10/19/2003 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 241+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 10-19-03 | Don Lattin
    <p>Our nation's self-anointed arbiters of public morality love to point their fingers at San Francisco and "the '60s." And many of us have gotten all too comfortable in this role as the hedonists and heretics of an otherwise God- fearing nation. OK, we're not perfect, and neither were those wild times, but can't the pundits of piety find another decade to bash and a new city to trash?</p>
  • The Red String Squad (Hollywood's Faith Fad)

    10/17/2003 1:03:06 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 9 replies · 353+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/16/03 | MELENA Z. RYZIK
    It started 4,000 years ago, and only advanced religious scholars of a certain age, marital status and gender were privy to its mysteries. Then a former insurance agent from Brooklyn named Feivel Gruberger saw the light (and the opportunities) and turned the kabbala, an archaic, mystical branch of Judaism, into a global movement with 25 study centers and countless famous disciples who chug expensive water in the name of enlightenment. Gruberger, who renamed himself Philip Berg and is known as Rav Berg, founded the Kabbalah Centre in the U.S. more than 30 years ago. Converts emerge almost daily. From Mick...
  • Search For Purpose - What on Earth Am I Here For?''

    10/17/2003 3:39:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 229+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | October 17, 2003 | MICHELLE BEARDEN mbearden@tampatrib.com
    TAMPA - It's been on Mary Norris Vincent's mind for quite some time. ``What is the purpose of my life?'' she wonders. ``I'm like a lot of people. We try this, we try that, and we're still not happy.'' The 65-year-old Sun City Center grandmother figures it's never too late to seek the answer to that timeless question. So last weekend, she joined tens of thousands of Americans beginning a 40-day program of group discussion, worship, study and service to find her purpose and put it to work. Nationwide, members of some 5,000 churches - including nearly 40 in this...
  • Buddhist Monk Completes Seven-Year Run; 24,800-mile spiritual journey

    09/20/2003 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 09/19/03 | KENJI HALL
    Buddhist Monk Completes Seven-Year Run Fri Sep 19, 1:49 PM ET By KENJI HALL, Associated Press Writer TOKYO - A Buddhist priest dubbed the "marathon monk" has completed an ancient running ritual in the remote Japanese mountains that took seven years and covered a distance equivalent to a trip round the globe, wearing only a flowing white robe and flimsy straw sandals. The 44-year-old monk, Genshin Fujinami, returned Thursday from his 24,800-mile spiritual journey in the Hiei mountains, a range of five peaks that rise above the ancient capital of Kyoto. Dressed in his handmade sandals and robe, with a...
  • The Man Came Around: Johnny Cash’s search for Heaven

    09/15/2003 8:44:42 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 3,028+ views
    National Review ^ | September 15, 2003 | Steve Beard
    We walked trouble's brooding, windswept hills And we loved and we laughed the pain away At the end of the journey, when our last song is sung Will you meet me in Heaven someday? Johnny Cash wrote those lyrics many years ago for his wife, June Carter. The song is entitled "Meet Me In Heaven" and it testifies to the irreplaceable bond of love, trust, and devotion that was shared by the couple throughout their 35-year marriage. "We've seen the secret things revealed by God/ And we heard what the angels had to say/ Should you go first, or if...
  • Boomer Contemplating Faith: touching story as only an encounter with Poor Clares could inspire

    08/26/2003 12:06:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 262+ views
    American Prowler ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | Steven Martinovich,
    Stalking the Divine: Contemplating Faith With the Poor Clares is the latest in that dreary genre of books written by self-absorbed Baby Boomers wanting to fill us in on mid-life crisis they're suffering. After decades of turning their backs on the things their Eisenhower-era parents held dear, many boomers have begun to turn back to those old institutions in a frantic attempt to achieve some inner fulfillment. It's not surprising to see the generation that believes it discovered sex now now deluding itself to think it's the first to suffer a crisis of faith in its autumn years. Kristin Ohlson...
  • Another Middle-Aged Radical Crawls Back

    08/18/2003 6:04:55 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | August 18, 2003 | Steve Martinovich
    Searching for faithBy Steven Martinovichweb posted August 18, 2003Stalking the Divine: Contemplating Faith with the Poor Clares is the latest in that dreary genre of books that sees self-absorbed Baby Boomers suffer a mid-life crisis and feel the need to write about it. After decades of turning their backs on the things that their Eisenhower-era parents held dear, many have begun to turn back to those old institutions in a frantic attempt to achieve some inner fulfillment. For the generation that believes they discovered sex, it's not surprising they also suffer the delusion that they're the first to suffer a...
  • [Laura Schlessinger] Dr. Laura Renounces Jewish Orthodoxy

    08/15/2003 5:10:35 PM PDT · by Destro · 254 replies · 3,518+ views
    religionnewsblog.com ^ | 08/13/2003 | LISA KEYS
    [Laura Schlessinger] Dr. Laura Renounces Jewish Orthodoxy Item 3999 • Posted: 08/13/2003 • Weblogged by Religion News Blog http://www.religionnewsblog.com/archives/00003999.html Forward, Aug. 15, 2003 http://www.forward.com/ By LISA KEYS, FORWARD STAFF With 12 million Americans tuning in daily, controversial syndicated radio- show host Laura Schlessinger — known to all as "Dr. Laura" — is arguably the best-known Orthodox Jew in the United States. Rather, she was. In a little-noticed pronouncement, Schlessinger — who very publicly converted to Judaism five years ago — opened her radio show, "The Dr. Laura Schlessinger Program," with the revelation that she will no longer practice Judaism. Although...
  • "Dr. Laura" Schlessinger has renounced her religion

    08/14/2003 12:00:11 PM PDT · by Recourse · 33 replies · 941+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2003 | Suzanne Rozdeba & Ben Widdicombe
    Outspoken radio host "Dr. Laura" Schlessinger, one of the country's most visible Orthodox Jews, has renounced her religion. "I felt that I was putting out a tremendous amount toward that mission, that end, and not feeling return," she said on her syndicated show. Apparently, Jews just didn't send enough fan mail, reports the Forward. "By and large the faxes from Christians have been very loving, very supportive," Schlessinger said. "From my own religion, I have either gotten nothing...or two of the nastiest letters I have gotten in a long time"...
  • Dr. Laura Loses Her Religion

    08/14/2003 5:50:38 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 167 replies · 602+ views
    Forward ^ | 8/15/03 | LISA KEYS
    With 12 million Americans tuning in daily, controversial syndicated radio-show host Laura Schlessinger — known to all as "Dr. Laura" — is arguably the best-known Orthodox Jew in the United States. Rather, she was. In a shocking if little-noticed revelation, Schlessinger — who very publicly converted to Judaism five years ago — opened "The Dr. Laura Schlessinger Program" on August 5 with the confession that she will no longer practice Judaism. Although Schlessinger said she still "considers" herself Jewish, "My identifying with this entity and my fulfilling the rituals, etc., of the entity — that has ended." And with that,...
  • New turn in Dr. Laura's spiritual journey Convert to Judaism longer following rituals

    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34015 Friday, August 8, 2003 New turn in Dr. Laura's spiritual journeyConvert to Judaism says she's no longer following rituals Posted: August 8, 200311:59 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Dr. Laura Schlessinger, one of the nation's most popular radio talk-show hosts and the most successful on-air counselor, is no longer practicing the rituals of Judaism – a religion she converted to a decade ago in her 40s. Dr. Laura ''Almost 10 years ago, I talked on the air about becoming a convert to Judaism,''...
  • New turn in Dr. Laura's spiritual journey: Convert to Judaism says she's no longer following rituals

    08/10/2003 6:35:51 PM PDT · by CMClay · 121 replies · 716+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 8, 2003 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Dr. Laura Schlessinger, one of the nation's most popular radio talk-show hosts and the most successful on-air counselor, is no longer practicing the rituals of Judaism – a religion she converted to a decade ago in her 40s. ''Almost 10 years ago, I talked on the air about becoming a convert to Judaism,'' she told her listeners last week. ''I was open on the air at that time about that evolution. Well, I would say within the last year I have had a de-evolution.'' Where is she now spiritually? ''Nowhere exactly,'' she chuckled. ''Suspended animation. I still see myself as...
  • New turn in Dr. Laura's spiritual journey

    08/08/2003 9:37:48 PM PDT · by scripter · 98 replies · 839+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 8, 2003
    Dr. Laura Schlessinger, one of the nation's most popular radio talk-show hosts and the most successful on-air counselor, is no longer practicing the rituals of Judaism – a religion she converted to a decade ago in her 40s. ''Almost 10 years ago, I talked on the air about becoming a convert to Judaism,'' she told her listeners last week. ''I was open on the air at that time about that evolution. Well, I would say within the last year I have had a de-evolution.'' Where is she now spiritually? ''Nowhere exactly,'' she chuckled. ''Suspended animation. I still see myself as...