(RNS) Over the past 10 years, Mark Simpson and his wife have helped train more than 3,000 people to run a marathon. Most, like Simpson, were couch potatoes before they started. “We have faith in them until they can have faith in themselves,” he said. By Bob Smietana.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) While older serpent handlers were wary of outsiders, these younger believers welcome visitors and use Facebook to promote their often misunderstood — and illegal — version of Christianity. They want to show the beauty and power of their extreme form of spirituality. By Bob Smietana.