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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about the Star of Bethlehem with Frederica Mathewes-Green. More

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    One important element of the Christmas story is the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wise Men to Jesus. Over the years, many have wondered just what that star was. Now, modern technology may be providing new answers.

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 475 homes and damaged many more in D’Iberville, Mississippi, people are rebuilding. From all over the country, 6,500 volunteer builders have come in to help, and displaced families have a place to call home again. More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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    There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and children of people who have the disease face a moral dilemma: If they could know that they are likely to get the disease themselves would they want to take a test if there were one that could predict that? And if the results were positive, what would they do then? More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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    University of Oklahoma political science professor Allen Hertzke compares Mitt Romney’s speech about his Mormon faith to John F. Kennedy’s speech on his Catholic faith nearly half a century ago. More

    December 7, 2007 | Comments

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    “Kennedy talked more about separation of church and state, because that was the attack that was launched against him. Romney’s problem is different in the sense that people see his Mormonism as exotic or esoteric, and he has to knock that down without being too explicit about what Mormon doctrine really is,” says Shaun Casey, associate professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary. More

    December 7, 2007 | Comments

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    While Romney’s speech may go over well with the average American voter, says professor David Davenport, he may have a harder time swaying evangelical conservatives. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Mitt Romney gave a powerful speech in which he forcefully defended religious liberty and related his own firm commitment to it. He insisted that no authorities of his church would exert influence on his decisions as president. … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “If conservatives were worried about his Mormonism, I think Romney has laid his cards on the table and said to them: ‘Look, don’t worry.’” says Calvin College professor James K.A. Smith. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “As one who believes that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life and of the whole world, I cannot accept that election to the highest office in the land somehow creates a religious transition in which one’s faith commitments get trumped by the demands of the office. Surely it cannot be as simple as that,” says professor David P. Gushee. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments