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    Growing social acceptance of gay marriage and an upcoming Supreme Court case cause some evangelicals to reexamine their views on sexuality and marriage; criminal justice reformers question the social and economic costs of extreme punishments, lengthy sentences, and a history … More

    April 24, 2015 | Comments

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    Same-sex marriage is already legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia, but the Supreme Court will soon hear oral arguments that could make it legal in every state.  “Christianity requires you to push back against the world,” says Collin Hansen of the Gospel Coalition. But author Matthew Vines suggests that once even some evangelicals are willing to change their position, then “it starts to significantly shift the dynamic.” More

    April 24, 2015 | Comments

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    “American culture is changing. We simply have to hold onto the truths we believe have been articulated to us, in a way that is loving and compassionate and is balancing both truth and grace.” More

    April 24, 2015 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from R&E’s recent interview with Matthew Vines, author of the book “God and the Gay Christian” and founder and president of the Reformation Project, an effort “to train Christians to support and affirm LGBT people.” More

    April 24, 2015 | Comments

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    The US has more people in prison than any other country in the world, but public policy professor Steven Raphael suggests that “instead of spending so much money on incarcerating very old inmates we could use that money to hire more police, have anti-violence interventions for youth, and be more proactive about having a society that is less violent and generates more productive citizens.” More

    April 24, 2015 | Comments

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    “When we make a mistake, we want a little grace, we want a little room to be forgiven, and that’s what everybody wants. If you tell a lie, you’re not just a liar. If you take something that doesn’t belong to you, you’re not just a thief. And even if you kill someone, you’re not just a killer. That idea has to have resonance in a just society that’s going to be both compassionate and just.” More

    April 24, 2015 | Comments

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    What happens if computers become capable of human intelligence and moral decision-making? A growing grassroots movement uses social media to organize “flash mobs” that fill empty pews and collection plates at struggling urban churches More

    April 17, 2015 | Comments

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    “Artificial intelligence is the ultimate powerful technology, because if we ever succeed in making machines that are much smarter than us and keep amplifying their own intelligence, there’s basically no limit to how much we can figure out with their help. There’s also no limit to the extent we could mess up,” warns MIT physicist Max Tegmark. More

    April 17, 2015 | Comments

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    “People in the community get to value something they weren’t familiar with before and realize what we have that’s so worth preserving,” says Margaret Dick, a member of Buffalo’s Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Only about 100 people attend morning mass, but when Buffalo Mass Mob gathered there, almost 650 people attended. More

    April 17, 2015 | Comments

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    Increasing violence against Christians around the world is renewing calls for better religious freedom protection in places like the Middle East and Africa; a congregation of deaf Roman Catholics is fighting the Archdiocese of New York’s plan to close their parish to save money; and the opening of a new museum dedicated to the history of Jews in Poland prompts Holocaust survivor Dasha Rittenberg to revisit the country she grew up in. More

    April 10, 2015 | Comments