Saturday, February 9, 2013

What happened to God in America?

CNN's Carol Costello reports on the growing number of Americans who don't believe in God.

Mainstream Christian Music

A look at the impact of Christian music on the mainstream.

Watch Mainstream Christian Music on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Dobson writes Novel

Religious News Service interviews James Dobson about his new novel here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Young Celebs met for Bible Study

Selena Gomez is attending a Bible study with other young stars, according to US Weekly. The group includes Matt Lanter, Vanessa Hudgens and Justin Bieber--who just broke up with Gomez. Bieber's mom is a regular. Leading the group is E! reporter Jason Kennedy. They discuss the Bible, enjoy snacks and often when they gather in a Beverly Hills hotel conference room.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dallas megachurch pastor changing ways he addresses homosexuality

A magachurch pastor says he is changing how he makes references to homosexuality in the pulpit. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Dallas, tells the Associated Press he usually talks about homosexuality within "a bigger context of God's plan for sex between one man and one woman in a lifetime relationship called marriage. It would be the height of hypocrisy to condemn homosexuality and not adultery or unbiblical divorce." Jeffress also says he is open to the possibility that sexual orientation has a genetic basis that cannot be cured or prayed away. "I think we were too quick to dismiss the possibility of a genetic predisposition (but) we cannot pick and choose what parts of God's word we are called to share. God gave it to us, not to hurt people, but to help people. My sense is that people are just avoiding the subject, by and large. They are so bent on trying to add to the numbers of their churches that they don't want to disenfranchise new members or be characterized as unfriendly."