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Friday, December 11, 2015

American Christians could take a lesson from Angela Merkel

American Christians could take a lesson from Angela Merkel
Religion News Service: Angela Merkel, Time magazine's 2015 “Person of the Year,” is an example of a conservative Christian living out her faith in the public square quite differently than we see in the U.S.

More young women than you think consider becoming nuns
Crux: An estimated 250,000 young women in the United States have given serious thought to joining religious communities, but if sisters and nuns hope to attract new members, they've got to do a better job explaining the benefits of such a counter-cultural lifestyle.

Atheists' Santa billboard urges nation to ‘skip church’ in ongoing ‘War on Christmas’
Washington Post: Atheist group is using the man in the red suit as a spokesman for a godless lifestyle in an annual holiday ad campaign sure to draw ire from the faithful.

Christmas tree, yes; menorah, no, New Jersey town decides
Religion news Service: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Lakewood, N.J. But Hanukkah? Not so much.

Pastors and pews vastly disagree on discipleship success
Christianity Today: Protestant pastors are too hard on their churches. Either that, or churchgoers are too easy on them, according to a new Barna Group study.

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