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Does Jesus heal drug addicts?

I almost gave up on my drug-addicted mother. Then I discovered that God never gives up.

Breaking bread in faith and love

RNS () — In the Bible, few dine alone. Small wonder that Christians and Jews see sharing a meal with … Continued

N.J. gay conversion therapy ban challenged in federal court

RNS () — New Jersey’s newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors violates a licensed therapist’s obligation to … Continued

Conservatives vow suit over N.J. gay conversion law

TRENTON, N.J. — Licensed therapists are banned from using conversion therapy to try to change a child’s sexual orientation from … Continued

How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

Searching for the soul of a nation

AP More than 50 pounds of cocaine seized from suspected drug dealers is displayed by authorities during a news conference … Continued

Faith and

AP In this undated file image provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment, singer-actresses Jordin Sparks, left, and Whitney Houston are shown … Continued

Is homeless crackdown a sign of compassion fatigue?

A growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless. Philadelphia recently banned outdoor … Continued

Poll shows Christianity good for the poor, bad for sex

WASHINGTON — Americans feel the “Christian faith” has a positive impact on help for the poor and raising children with … Continued

Why Pat Robertson’s pot plan is a (bong) pipe dream

Pat Robertson should stick to television evangelism.  His recent pitch to legalize marijuana and make it as available as alcoholic … Continued

Fans to be shut out of Whitney Houston’s church funeral

NEWARK, N.J. — With TV trucks and camera crews clogging the streets and thousands of fans hoping for a glimpse … Continued

‘Tis the season for personal reinvention

By Martha Woodroof ‘Tis the season of personal reinvention. Armed with hope and good intentions, most of us see a … Continued

Peace, love & Lennon

In an age when heroes are routinely deconstructed and where human frailty is celebrated with more vigor than virtue, it’s … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

Reinventing Mr. Sheen

By Jason Frenn When I saw Charlie Sheen in Wall Street in 1987, I thought to myself, “This actor has … Continued

Religion-based bigotry harms youth

By Mitchell Gold In the past few weeks, the shocking number of suicides by gay teenagers has sparked a serious … Continued

Christian compassion requires the truth about harms of homosexuality

By Tony Perkins The media has recently been filled with reports of several recent suicides by teenagers who are reported … Continued

Is Glenn Beck preaching Mormon ‘restoration’ theology?

“Does God speak through Glenn Beck?” While secularists at MSNBC smirk and some on the “permanent left” deride this question, … Continued

OYL! — Corruption, the Spirit, the Earth and us

Three months! — and it is even clearer now we are facing not an oil “spill” in the Gulf, the … Continued

Obama’s faith council readying recommendations

By Michelle Boorstein Government agencies that do business with faith-based social service groups should let the public know clearly who … Continued