In Spencer, Iowa, a 26-year-old man in a faith-based treatment program was talked out of taking medications by two pastors he was friendly with.
But a few days after entering a program, he told one of them that he wasn’t feeling right and that he was suicidal.
Rev. Nick Hanges told him it would pass.
A few days later, Hanges found the man — Alex Jacobsen — in a pool of blood. He had cut his own throat. Then he saved his life.
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‘Stop talking about the music,’ activist, author, and commentator Van Jones said on CNN last week, urging people to look past the music if they wanted to understand Prince.
And so the Los Angeles Times did in a piece looking at the singer’s religion. Read more →
Afton officials have done something that a lot of politicians have failed at in the nation recently: It set a welcoming tone for Muslims.
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It’s a charming story out of Winona where a police officer helped out a girl whose bike was stolen, but it’s also got an element to it similar to the story last week in Indiana where a police officer turned a traffic stop into a proselytizing session of sorts when he asked the scofflaw whether she’d been saved. Read more →
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday settled the question of whether the state’s courts have any business settling claims of defamation made by church officials while excommunicating parishioners.
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The Tennessee Senate is moving along a bill that would make the Bible the official book of Tennessee.
It now needs only the signature of the state’s governor to become law. Read more →
Nothing can kill church like its own history and relativity. Read more →
Perhaps you’ve seen the Oscar-winning Spotlight by now, the story of how the Boston Globe and a culture of investigative reporting uncovered the pedophiles of the Catholic Church and the deferential attitude of other media that allowed it to flourish.
Today, the Boston Globe provided a little spotlight on the actual reporters and editors that did the work. Read more →
Want a little bit of inspiration? Then you want to watch today’s Google on this International Women’s Day. Read more →
As the dust-up between Donald Trump and the pope begins to fade, a new front in the definitions of Christianity and the Church has opened up with a St. Louis archbishop’s letter to his clergy to consider evicting the Girl Scouts from parishes that sponsor them. Read more →
You’re going to want to sit down for this, Internet. The Prescott, Wis., police department is removing ‘In God We Trust’ from its police cars and they’re not happy about it.
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College suspends professor for showing solidarity with Muslims
It’s not this picture that has gotten Larycia Alaine Hawkins in trouble with her employer, Wheaton College in Illinois. The private liberal arts school insists it has no opinion on the hijab she’s wearing to show her solidarity with people of other faiths.
Rather, it’s these words she wrote on Facebook that the evangelical Christian school has a problem with. Read more →
In the debate that has seared the nation in the last few weeks, I suspect we use the word ‘Muslim’ without a clear idea of what it means to be Muslim in America. Read more →
If you haven’t seen this video in your Facebook feed, you will.
‘In the Now,’ the Russia Today weekly program, says it doesn’t know who the man was who stood in the middle of Paris with a sign that asked, ‘Do you trust me?’ Read more →
Woman allowed to wear colander on head for driver’s license photo
Not happy with how your driver’s license picture looks?
It could be worse. Read more →