BALTIMORE (RNS) Southern Baptists voted to affirm “God’s good design” that gender is set by biology, “not by one’s self-perception.”
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“Heaven Is for Real” rings all the bells of popular attitudes in social surveys, but conservative Christians are dismayed.
(RNS) “The notion of heaven captures people’s imagination regardless of their religious predisposition,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, a producer of the new film “Heaven is for Real.”
(RNS) Just as heaven is often depicted as people sitting on clouds strumming harps, “Latter-day Saints’ doctrine of exaltation is often similarly reduced in media to a cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets,” the statement says.
(RNS) Worried observers could have mistaken Pope Francis’ pastoral gesture to atheists as an effort to dilute the gospel rather than what he really intended — an evangelical outreach intended to bring nonbelievers closer to Christ.
(RNS) The wives of men who claim to have visited heaven in a near-death experience are now telling their side of the story. And for the spouses, life changes nearly as much as it did for the men they nearly lost.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) After losing her husband and two sons in a hiking accident, Sarah Decareaux says God “wants to use us for a purpose. I don’t know why he would do that to us, to serve some purpose, but I know there is one.” Now she’s trying to figure out what it is.
(RNS) A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia district attorney said several people have called and tweeted requests for the bodies of babies killed by abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, but the ultimate decision will come from the medical examiner’s office.
(RNS) Muslims in America are much less inclined to support suicide bombing than Muslims abroad, and are more likely to believe that people of other faiths can attain eternal life in heaven, according to a new survey.