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BBC: Religion & Ethics

  • Learning disability care 'failing'

    Learning disability care 'failing'

    People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.
    - 26 Nov 14, 9:23am -
  • Blair charity award faces criticism

    Blair charity award faces criticism

    A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.
    - 26 Nov 14, 3:05am -
  • Pastor auctions car for charity

    Pastor auctions car for charity

    A Newport pastor is auctioning his classic car to raise money for three charities after having it valued on the Antiques Roadshow.
    - 26 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

    A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
    - 25 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

    A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
    - 25 Nov 14, 9:28am -
  • Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

    Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.
    - 25 Nov 14, 8:29am -
  • The story of India's slave brides

    The story of India's slave brides

    The BBC's Akanksha Saxena and Neha Sharma meet Indian women who were trafficked when they were children, married off and treated as slaves.
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • The strange world of the 'head shop'

    The strange world of the 'head shop'

    Cannabis is illegal and yet in the UK shops selling cannabis paraphernalia operate openly on the High Street.
    - 24 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

    Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

    Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.
    - 24 Nov 14, 7:15pm -

Essential Connection Magazine

  • Considering a GAP year?

    Considering a GAP year?

    Most high school seniors scramble to fill out college applications and cram for ACT’s and SAT’s, all while trying to apply for as many scholarships as humanly possible. Why? College is just what you do after high school, right? Well, not everyone…
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  • March Reviews // Tech

    March Reviews // Tech

    iPad Mini Apple, Inc. http://www.apple.com ec’s grade: A+ When CEO Tim Cook announced the newest member of the Apple family, the iPad Mini, a few months ago, it was met with mixed reactions. However, since it’s release, the new smaller iPad has p…
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  • Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Expecting more from your spiritual life

    Your teachers don’t care if you cheat on a test. Your boss doesn’t care if you give away free food. Your coach doesn’t care if you win or lose and just wants everyone to have high self-esteem. Your parents don’t care if you break curfew as lo…
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  • Movie Reviews // March

    Movie Reviews // March

    Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2012 Starring John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch Ralph is the bad guy in an arcade game named for its hero, Fix-It Felix. Day after day, he terrorizes the game’s denizens, while Felix swoops in to repair the wr…
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  • 5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    5 Tips to step out of your sibling’s shadow

    So, how do you blaze your own trail when your brother or sister has gone before you? Check out the following tips: 1. Pursue your own interests. Jeremy’s older brother was the quarterback for his high school football team and led them through two w…
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  • March Music Reviews

    March Music Reviews

    Matt & Toby Matt & Toby Tooth & Nail Records www.facebook.com/mattandtoby ec‘s grade: B+ Matt & Toby is a side project from a couple of the guys from Emery. I’ve always enjoyed Emery’s harder stuff, but have always been a bigger fan of their mo…
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  • March Read Through the Bible

    March Read Through the Bible

    Earlier this year, we invited you to join us on a yearlong journey through God’s Word. This month, you’ll finish reading Numbers and Deuteronomy and begin reading in Joshua in the Old Testament. For your NT readings, you’ll dig into the Gospel…
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  • A note from the editor: March 2013

    A note from the editor: March 2013

    The most devastating moments  of my life have often had to do with unmet expectations. The friend who didn’t respond the way I thought she would to a significant change in our relationship. The guy I liked who I expected to like me back, but he di…
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  • Boundary Lines

    Boundary Lines

    This month, ec‘s cover story, “Rules of the Road” by Jennifer Denning, had to do with the boundary lines God sets in the lives of those who follow Him. Her advice? “Don’t spend your life always pushing against God’s boundaries, convinced…
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  • February Reviews: Movies

    February Reviews: Movies

    Chasing Mavericks (2012) ec‘s grade: B+ Young Jay Moriarty doesn’t have much going for him; his father abandoned him, his self-destructive mother can hardly function on most days, and he sees little in life worth pursuing. That is, until he cross…
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First Things: On the Square

  • newSteinem vs. Friedan
    The Fight is over, for now. I hope it will continue, however, in a bigger stadium. Continue Reading »
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • newA Museum for Which to Be Thankful
    On September 29, 1952, the publication of the complete Revised Standard Version of the Bible was celebrated at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C., and the principal speaker was the U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Acheson. The son of the Epis…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • newScam Artists and Sex Education
    One of the oddest aspects of the sexual revolution is its tendency to present the problem as the solution. For instance, during the 1980s, the least acceptable response to the AIDS crisis was the promotion of abstinence. Promiscuity was held to be no…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Consent and Louis C. K.
    Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Roy Moore, Louis C.K., Al Franken, and plenty of men who aren’t famous enough for me to recognize their names in the articles announcing their transgressions: Over the last month, as women and men have come forward t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:20am -
  • The Roy Moore Train Wreck
    Back when he was the favorite to be the next senator from Alabama, Roy Moore liked to say, “We need to make America good again.” As I have noted, that is not a bad message, but Moore has proven to be a very bad messenger. A cascade of credible al…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Russian Alchemy
    Ours is an ideological age. War, revolution, and terrorism are lit by ideas. Majorities regulate speech and enforce ways of thinking. Partisan politics drowns out civil society. Identity is sought in tribes that select or reject based on creed. Ours…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Evangelicals and Orthodox Together
    Earlier this month, I moderated a panel at Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center on the nascent alliance between American Evangelicals and the Russian Orthodox Church. The panel brought together former Democratic and Republican adm…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • The Promise and Limits of Covenant Polity
    Liberal order is under siege. Populist and nationalist movements in the U.S. and across Europe challenge the entrenched mainstream. Polish philosopher Ryszard Legutko performs a meticulous exorcism of the “demon in democracy,” and the Radically O…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Four Ideas About Development
    I wish to draw attention to four obvious ideas about what is called “development of doctrine,” which, despite their obviousness, are very often overlooked. Continue Reading »
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • The Religion of Muggles
    The main reason for disliking the Harry Potter books is obviously their membership in the Enid Blyton genre. A further reason I could not make it past the first dozen pages of the first Potter book: I have a respect for “Muggles” and cannot…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:25am -

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PBS: Religion

  • PBS NewsHour Podcasts and RSS Feeds
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    - 12 Mar 14, 4:19pm -
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Plugged In

  • And Now, Something Good (or at Least Interesting) About Justice League

    And Now, Something Good (or at Least Interesting) About Justice League

    Listen, I’m not going to tell you that Justice League is a great movie. I’ve written and said too much about it already to claim that. But even flawed movies have something to say, and Justice League tells us something pretty interesting. (Warni…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:51am -
  • Justice League Soars and Sinks Simultaneously

    Justice League Soars and Sinks Simultaneously

    If you’re a top-flight team in college football, it’s not enough to just win. You’ve got to win by 50. If you don’t win pretty enough, you’re liable to sink in the standings. The box office tourney is a little like that. Justice League won…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:02am -
  • Digging Below ‘6 Below’

    Digging Below ‘6 Below’

    In 2004, Eric LeMarque got lost while snowboarding and spent eight days in the snow and bitter cold. His story was recounted in the film 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, starring Josh Hartnett (pictured above) as LeMarque. Because 6 Below received…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:53am -
  • Culture Clips: Soaring ‘Reputation,’ Sinking Reputations

    Culture Clips: Soaring ‘Reputation,’ Sinking Reputations

    This just in: Taylor Swift is kind of a big deal. For months, the pop star has been stirring the pop culture stew with a steady drip-drip-drip of singles, the lyrics of which have been parsed and dissected as if they were ancient Sanskrit texts. Now…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:19pm -
  • Cyberbullying Themselves

    Cyberbullying Themselves

    Fourteen-year-old Hannah Smith lived in Leicestershire, England. Fifteen-year-old Natalie Natividad lived in a little town called Hebbronville, Texas. Neither girl knew of the other, but they had a few things in common. For one, they were both bomba…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 11:52am -
  • Ragnarok Rages Again

    Ragnarok Rages Again

    For the second straight week, it was hammertime. No one could touch Thor: Ragnarok this weekend. Marvel’s latest superhero smashfest banked an estimated $56.6 million and pulled its overall gross to around $211.6 million. That makes Ragnarok the m…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:05am -
  • The Invasion of the Christmas Carols

    The Invasion of the Christmas Carols

    Many of us mark our seasons by firsts: the first robin of spring, the first sunburn of summer, the first interception by our terrible quarterback of the fall. The Christmas season is no different—or, at least, so mall music supervisors tell us: It…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 11:02am -
  • To See or Not to See: Is That Our Question?

    To See or Not to See: Is That Our Question?

    Every couple of years or so, we try to survey Plugged In’s users to see what you think of the website: what works, what doesn’t, what you’d like to see changed or added. Our team got the results of our latest survey this week. And there was on…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 11:57am -
  • Culture Clips: The Most Hated Man in Nerd-dom?

    Culture Clips: The Most Hated Man in Nerd-dom?

    Luke almost didn’t come back. Mark Hamill portrayed Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, launching him into the kind of superstardom few ever actors ever achieve. No wonder he was a bit tentative about reprising his iconic role. “I…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 6:55pm -
  • Thor: Ragnarok Hammers Home a Win

    Thor: Ragnarok Hammers Home a Win

    Ragnarok? Try Ragna-rocks! Thor: Ragnarok roared to a truly thunderous win, plundering North American theaters for a titanic $121 million (estimated, of course). That’s about $35 million more than Thor: The Dark World earned in its first weekend b…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 11:37am -

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