Over two hundred ICOC congregations reside in North America, from the mountains of Canada all the way to the beaches of Panama. In this episode of ICOC HotNe…


Baptists, culture agree about smoking: Stop it
While traditional Baptist morality has lost ground in terms of social acceptance on issues including sexuality, drugs and alcohol and gambling, America is becoming increasingly smoke-free. … A 1937 resolution went further, saying the prevalence of …
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4 More Reasons to Reject Legalizing Marijuana
Apocalyptic warnings seem to be swirling all around us amidst accelerating moral decline. (Take, for example, a film out now featuring Leonardo DiCaprio with a torrent of 506 F-words and 22 explicit sex scenes!) How can any sane American Christian not …
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Mainline Churches: Past, Present, Future
The seven are, in order of their membership size, the first being the largest: United Methodist Church; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); Presbyterian Church (U.S.A); Episcopal Church; American Baptist Churches USA; United Church of Christ …
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Church affiliation sliding downhill fast
I was born into a Christian family, surrounded by Christian friends in a predominantly Christian culture. Religion and church attendance were my life growing up in southwest Mississippi. If current religious trends in America continue, persons …
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Female bishop installed in Chicago church
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is one of the largest Christian denominations in the country. Eaton will begin serving her six-year term November 1. (Copyright ©2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) Get more Chicago News ».
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Biologist warns of decline of chimney swift in Maritimes
And while the birds adapted to using the chimneys of schools, churches, houses and industrial buildings, many chimneys are now being capped, steel-lined or torn down, further reducing their nesting options. Insect decline is another problem, said …
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A Tribute to America's 11 Million Single Mothers – The Christian Post
I had a horrible temper, poor self-esteem, all the things that you would think would preclude success. But I had something very important, I had a mother who believed in me." Is there more that we as the church can do to encourage and assist single …
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Prince William County,1950-1974
New businesses, homes and churches highlighted the ever-changing picture,” says a story in The Journal Messenger's New Year's Day edition for 1954. “The trend is away from rural …. Marriott Corp.'s proposed “Great America” theme park. In 1973 …
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Letter: Bravery needed in politicians
What kind of "liberty" will we have in America if we post gun-toting guards in every school? Are we going to permanently have armed guards in schools, colleges, movie theaters, shopping malls, churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.? It seems the goal of …
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Watch Night service upcoming
According to the African American Registry, Watch Night services have been a part of churches in black communities in America since 1862 and can be traced back to gatherings also known as “Freedom's Eve.” On “Freedom's Eve” night, black slaves and free …
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For church, St. Kateri canonization is recognition of long-troubled
ROME — The Roman Catholic Church, whose missions to convert the natives of North America to Christianity go back nearly four centuries, opens a new chapter in its relations with the indigenous peoples of the continent Sunday when it canonizes a 17th …
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Pope Benedict Congratulates Obama, Notes Tensions on Religious Issues
My 'Foolish' Reaction to President Obama's Re-election. As many Christians who see the confluence of our faith and the many issues of … Column … In particular, the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. has been heavily opposed to the HHS mandate backed …
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Religion determines politics for Asian Americans
The track record of non-Christians voting for Republicans in today's America is not good. In contrast, Asian American lean toward Republicans is fine, assuming that they are Christian (the Evangelical group above excludes historically black churches).
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The Gospel according to Obama
Obama is a progressive Christian who blends the emotional fire of the African-American church, the ecumenical outlook of contemporary Protestantism, and the activism of the Social Gospel, a late 19th-century movement whose leaders faulted American …
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Should Christians be more like Jesus?
Worldwide each year, millions of children starve to death from hunger and related, preventable diseases – more than the number of Jews killed in Nazi Germany's holocaust; do America's Christians care? Compartmentalized Christians forget how to love …
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Declare Jamaica a Christian theocracy
A Christian theocracy does not have to mean oppression by the Church, as in the early centuries. We are supposed to be living in a state of 'modern enlightenment'. However, the challenge is reconciling the tens of thousands of Christian denominations …
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Churches support WSF Free Palestine
As a forum for peace and justice in what is considered by the monotheistic religions as the Holy Land, the World Social Forum – Free Palestine tackles some of the issues that are core to the Christian communities and initiatives around the world. With …
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United States Ripe for Cross-cultural Missions
With the United States identified as one of the fastest-growing mission fields in the world, outreach opportunities abound for American Christians and churches willing to embrace new thinking. "Acts 1:8 calls us to take the gospel to the ends of the …
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When Christians Supported Taxation of the Church
If the European Court rules requires the Catholic Church in Italy to pay these property taxes, similar arguments may appear in the American courts. Although most Christians oppose churches being taxed by the government, a small minority has advocated …
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Christian churches risk poisoning relations with Jews
Protestant denominations have been gathering to set the moral compass for the future of their churches. They have been grappling with theological, ecological, social and geo-political challenges at their major conclaves. And then there is the Holy Land.
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Religion: Church briefs for the week of Aug. 24
Jerry Bennett, a Southern Gospel singer from Nashville, Tenn., will be ministering in music at 6 p.m. Sunday at Christ Chapel Foursquare Church, 225 New Chester Road, Gettysburg. Originally from Mercersburg, Bennett has worked with many prominent …
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