COMMENTARY: The (Easter) Mystery of Daylight Savings Time

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Everybody knows the longing that comes with the returning light of spring. We call it spring fever. It fills us with a yearning that we cannot quite name, and it inspires daydreaming about destinations so vague that even FedEx couldn’t find them. Easter usually roughly coincides with the arrival […]

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How do you measure prayer?

Quote of the Day: Rev. Raymond J. Lawrence of New York-Presbyterian Hospital “I don’t see how you could quantify prayer-either the results of it or the substance of it. God is beyond the reach of science. It’s absurd to think you could use it to examine God’s play.” -The Rev. Raymond J. Lawrence of New […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Archbishop of Canterbury: Bush’s Global Warming Stance Not Christian LONDON (RNS) Singling out President Bush, the archbishop of Canterbury warned Tuesday (March 28) that politicians who fail to prevent global warming face “a very heavy responsibility before God.” Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, said Bush’s […]

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COMMENTARY: Good Friday Reminder: Jesus an Equal Opportunity Offender

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) “Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended?” asks the Passion hymn “Herzliebster Jesu.” Amid the excitement of Palm Sunday and Easter, this Good Friday question is never easily answered. If Jesus was so manifestly good, why did his people kill him and his followers desert him? The “Hallelujah!” of […]

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Kevin Eckstrom Named Editor of Religion News Service

c. 2006 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Kevin R.E. Eckstrom has been promoted to the position of editor for Religion News Service (RNS), effective May 1. He succeeds Mark O’Keefe, who will join the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life as associate director, editorial. Eckstrom has been associate editor of RNS for the past […]

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In This World View, the Sun Revolves Around the Earth

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The Earth is at the center of Robert Sungenis’ universe. Literally. Yours too, he says. Sungenis is a geocentrist. He contends the sun orbits the Earth instead of vice versa. He says physics and the Bible show that the vastness of space revolves around us; that we’re at the […]

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Eckstrom new RNS editor; and geocentrism

In Tuesday’s RNS report we announce that associate editor Kevin Eckstrom has been named editor of Religion News Service: Kevin R.E. Eckstrom has been promoted to the position of editor for Religion News Service, effective May 1. He succeeds Mark O’Keefe, who will join the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life as associate director, […]

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Missionaries to Pass Out Solar-Powered `GodPods’ in Africa

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Seventh-day Adventists have found a new use for personal digital audio players: bringing the Bible to remote parts of Africa. Adventist World Radio and the It Is Written television network have formed separate partnerships with MegaVoice, producers of an iPod-like device officially called the Ambassador but informally dubbed the […]

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This is an updated version of an RNS story, RNS-TORAH-RETURN, that was first transmitted Thursday, M

c. 2006 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ When Gavriel Wesel came safely home to Vienna, Austria, after World War I, his wife, Miriam, sewed a cover for a Torah scroll at their synagogue to give thanks to God. On Monday (March 27), 87 years later, the cover was returned to the New York grandchildren […]

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COMMENTARY: Why I Didn’t Ask `Why Me?’ When Diagnosed With Cancer

c. 2006 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Recently I was diagnosed with cancer. Between that day and the beginning of my treatment two weeks later, I was surprised by community and surprised by what it is not _ small groups, churches that “are there for me” or people calling to wish me well and add […]

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