Faith: Evangelical

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    Many churches encourage their young people to memorize Scripture. In the Free Methodist Church, they do it through a friendly competition called “Bible Quizzing.” 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of Bible Quizzing in the evangelical denomination. 123 teams from across the nation competed in the Church’s National Bible Quizzing Final Tournament. More

    July 18, 2003 | Comments

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    The Church of God in Christ, now the fourth largest Christian denomination in the U.S., teaches classic Christian doctrine: the Bible is God’s word. But COGIC members also put special emphasis on the power of the Holy Spirit, of which the surest sign — many say — is speaking in tongues. More

    March 14, 2003 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Jeff Sheler’s interview with Southern Baptist Convention President James Merritt. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    At its meeting in Corpus Christi, the huge Texas Baptist Convention — nearly one fifth of all Southern Baptists — sent a strong signal of discontent to the national SBC. Led by moderates, the Texans voted overwhelmingly to cut $5 million of the $25 million they send the national group each year. More

    November 3, 2000 | Comments

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    Nowhere in sports — not in baseball or even football — is there more unselfconscious expression of religion as there is at NASCAR races. Robert Lipsyte of The New York Times talked with NASCAR chaplains and drivers about the place of religion in their dangerous sport. More

    October 20, 2000 | Comments

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    R & E takes a sneak peek at The Potter’s House’s new ultra-contemporary high-tech 8,000-plus seat sanctuary. The new facility features Palm Pilots to assist new members, data connections for laptops, and a future language translation center that will be able to translate six languages simultaneously. More

    October 20, 2000 | Comments

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    While most 80-year-olds have long retired from their chosen line of work, Billy Graham continues with his ministry. But his organization is thinking about the future. More

    November 6, 1998 | Comments

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