Religion

Is Religion Good for Children?

  (Slate) – In the United States, conventional wisdom holds that you should raise your child to be religious. Taking the kids to church is the default; leaving them home requires justification. Push parents to explain why they should pass on their religion—apart from a principled […read more]

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Study: Muslims Hate Terrorism, Too

(The Washington Post) – In a new study released Tuesday, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found that “concern about Islamic extremism is high among countries with substantial Muslim populations.” This comes at a particularly fraught moment in the Middle East: the jihadist militant group Islamic State of […read more]

Religion

Power Up, Power On

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in bible study. In doing so I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handywork. Now you need to know […read more]

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Saving Our Sons

by E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” – Carol Moseley-Braun Forward Thinkers today I challenge every single mother and devoted parent to […read more]

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Grace and Mercy

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since […read more]

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Lesson 2: The Strength of Peace

Rev. Manson B. Johnson II Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times 7 STRENGTHS OF CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS Bible Fact: God uses a combination of spiritual characteristics to bring Christians to the point to glorify God. The Big Idea: Growing Christians exhibit more positive spiritual […read more]

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UConn President Says Assistant Football Coach Was Wrong To Invoke Religion

[The Courant] When UConn assistant football coach Ernest Jones talked about spirituality in his role as director of player engagement, he set off a controversy that prompted the school president to say that “employees can’t appear to endorse or advocate for a particular religion or spiritual philosophy […read more]