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Brain Gain
July 15, 2005
Brain Gain
Drug makers and neuroscientists are enhancing what human brains can do, but what are the implications of these developments? For instance, what if brain researchers someday learn to find out what a patient is thinking? Or to predict a disabling disease? Or, right now, what about so-called ...
July 15, 2005
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Transcendental Meditation
July 8, 2005
Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation was widely popular 40 years ago: a technique for relaxation and awareness using certain sounds and ways of breathing, 20 minutes, twice a day. Now, it is flourishing in Fairfield, Iowa, the home of what is now the Maharishi University of Management.
July 8, 2005
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Journalistic Ethics
July 8, 2005
Journalistic Ethics
Judith Miller, a reporter for THE NEW YORK TIMES, went to jail rather than reveal to a federal grand jury the names of sources she had promised to keep confidential. Bob Abernethy discusses the moral arguments of that case with Deborah Potter, a former network news correspondent who now teaches ...
July 8, 2005
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The Emerging Church, Part One
July 8, 2005
The Emerging Church, Part One
The emerging church movement began several years ago as a conversation among evangelical Gen-X leaders who were alarmed at church dropout rates among 20s and 30s. They formed a loose network named Emergent to discuss what it means in today’s world to follow Jesus and to reach out to others.
July 8, 2005
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Billy Graham’s New York Crusade
June 24, 2005
Billy Graham’s New York Crusade
Billy Graham is preparing for what he says will be his last U.S. crusade at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in New York City.
June 24, 2005
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William Martin on Billy Graham
June 24, 2005
William Martin on Billy Graham
Biographer William Martin talks about the legacy of evangelist Billy Graham.
June 24, 2005
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Wendy Zoba on Billy Graham
June 24, 2005
Wendy Zoba on Billy Graham
Journalist and author Wendy Murray Zoba discusses the legacy of evangelist Billy Graham.
June 24, 2005
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Refusal to Treat
June 3, 2005
Refusal to Treat
Forty-six states have what are known as "conscience clauses" that allow health care workers the right to refuse to perform abortions. What concerns many women and men is that several states are now debating legislation that would expand these clauses to include not only abortion but emergency ...
June 3, 2005
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Sikh Saint-Soldier
June 3, 2005
Sikh Saint-Soldier
A Sikh ceremony celebrates the creation of the Khalsa — a brotherhood of Sikhs who publicly take a vow to follow a certain spiritual and physical discipline.
June 3, 2005
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Jesuit Arizona Observatory
June 3, 2005
Jesuit Arizona Observatory
Catholic leaders have often expressed their opposition to certain uses of science, such as anything that threatens human life. But the Church has no objection to basic scientific research itself — from it. That work is honored as trying to understand what God created — in the case of an ...
June 3, 2005
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Christian Comedian Brad Stine
May 27, 2005
Christian Comedian Brad Stine
There is an old but persistent stereotype that some religious believers are so strict and stern they have no time or taste for laughter. Brad Stine is a successful performer who thinks evangelical Christianity and standup comedy can go together, and that humor can help spread faith.
May 27, 2005
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Darfur Report
May 13, 2005
Darfur Report
In Darfur, in western Sudan, a perfect storm of religious, racial, political, military, and environmental conflicts produced warnings of a humanitarian disaster. But that has been averted for now by a massive relief effort. The situation is still dangerous, especially because of marauding fighters ...
May 13, 2005
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