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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Legal retake over right to bake? CBN News has an update on a Colorado Christian baker and his latest case involving his refusal to bake a cake—this time the request has been for a gender transition celebration cake. Baker Jack Phillips has previously been involved in a lengthy legal dispute ...

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Social Responsibility Review – 14 August 2018

What’s coming up September is the season of creation From 1 September to 4 October Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation, uniting to pray and care for creation. This year’s theme is “Walking together”, and there are endless ways for your community to journey towards better care of our common home. How about hosting a prayer service, organising a ...

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Book review: How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian

Does the Bible offer us a singular vision of God and Jesus or is the text a far more complex beast of contrasting authorial visions and motivations? Rodney Eivers reviews John Dominic Crossan’s book How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian to explore how we read the Good Book and what we should take from it.  The Bible teaches us ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Nice cold brew to go with the pew The Christian Post reports on a California church who has added beer to the menu for congregants who aren’t too interested in temperance while they get their weekly dose of the Bible. Chris VanHall, leader of the Greater Purpose Community Church in Santa ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Christian study on prostitutes’ buddy Christianity Today profiles Josephine Butler, her faith and her advocacy work for prostitutes in the Victorian era. Raised in a strictly religious family, Butler’s father was a public advocate for ending slavery and was vocal about teaching his daughters about the horrific realities of the slave ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Question mark hangs over Census request News.com.au has reports that the Census could change the question regarding religion following numerous complaints from Australians. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the biggest complaint they received following the 2016 Census was around religious preferences. 30 per cent of Australians stated they ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Argentina go forward thanks to the Lord?   Business Mirror reports on Argentina’s lucky progression into the next round of the FIFA World Cup thanks to a late winner by defender Marcos Rojo against Nigeria. Argentina superstar Lionel Messi claims the team’s progression in the last 16 was thanks to God. ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Hit the pews for a better snooze The Christian Post reports on a University of Texas study which found people attend church and pray frequently “tend to sleep better than their less religious counterparts”. The study surveyed US adults and stated, “religion could decrease psychological distress, substance abuse and stress exposure, ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Couple courts Jesus for legal aid CBC reports on a custody case involving a Canadian couple who cited Jesus Christ as their lawyer and spoke in tongues to a toy lion, claiming it was giving them “direct counsel from God”. Their baby, who the mother wanted to rename “Jesus JoyoftheLord”, was removed ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Christian “Warrior” ready for battle The Christian Post profiles Father Stephen Gadberry, an Arkansas pastor competing on the American television show American Ninja Warrior, who is hoping to nab the top prize and share his faith to viewers. “Evangelizing is the primary reason for me doing this,” said Gadberry. “The Lord tells ...

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