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  • Something for animal lovers

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Dec 27, 2008

    I know there are lots of animal lovers out there. I just learned of a neat feature on the Human Society of the United States’ Web site. It’s called the “Francis Files.” The society invites readers to share a story of how an animal has influenced their faith or how their faith has influenced...

  • More religion quotes of the year

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Dec 27, 2008

     There were so many interesting religion quotes for 2008, that I couldn’t get them all in today’s newspaper. Here, I have included more quotes culled from those compiled throughout the year by the Religion News Service. I keep a file of the quotes and then pick my favorites or...

  • Catholic League gives Comedy Central a lump of coal

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2008

    Comedy Central re-broadcast actor Denis Leary’s 2005 Christmas special and this has raised the ire of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. The special also is set to air Christmas Day. However, the Catholic League is asking its members and associates to e-mail Doug Herzog, the...

  • Online Prayer of the Day

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2008

    Look for local clergy to share a Prayer of the Day online at The video Prayer of the Day is part of an occasional series as we strive to include and highlight our local religious community to become a vital part of our online presence. An online video...

  • Finding room at the inn

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2008

    The Rev. George Back and his book “Christmas Joy: Let Heaven and Nature Sing” came into my life at just the right time. If you’ve ever had something happen that you can’t quite define as coincidence, you will understand what I am saying. Due to an upcoming assignment and the very premise...

  • Obama to use Lincoln's Bible

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2008

    A historic Bible will be used at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. The Religion News Service said today that Obama has chosen the Bible used at President Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration. According to the RNS, it will be the first time a president has used the Bible at an...

  • Rick Warren speaks out

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2008

    Pastor Rick Warren has released a statement concerning his participation in the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. The statement, sent out through Christian Newswire, reads: “I commend President-elect Obama for his courage to willingly take enormous heat from his base by inviting...

  • More on Warren and Obama

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2008

    Megachurch preacher Rick Warren’s role in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Barack Obama will likely be the topic of conversation for weeks to come. and Wall Street Journal columnist Steven Waldman offered his views on the issue on Waldman just...

  • Rick Warren to pray at inauguration

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2008

    Megachurch pastor and author Rick Warren, whose best-selling book ”The Purpose-Driven Life” propelled him to international acclaim, will give the invocation at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. Meanwhile, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Christian...

  • Candy cane case is declined

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2008

    As you chew on that candy cane this holiday season, chew on this: The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal of a case involving a fifth-grader who tried to sell candy canes with a religious message at his Michigan school, according to the Religion News Service. The court announced earlier...

  • Newsweek boycott

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2008

    The Dec. 6 Newsweek cover story titled “The Religious Case for Gay Marriage” has drawn criticism from some faith groups. Lou Engle, founder of a faith-based group called TheCall, is asking Christian subscribers to the news magazine to cancel their subscriptions because of the story, written by...

  • Santa is taking prayer requests

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2008

     Every year children write letters to Santa asking for their favorite doll, video game or DVD.   Santa, however, is looking for more than the typical toy list. He’s taking prayer requests. No not Santa Claus, but Santa Cliff, a man from North Carolina, who visits...

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