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By Mike Conklin and Mike Conklin,Chicago Tribune | January 25, 2004
When the Carolina Panthers face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl next Sunday, two of the most reliable finger-pointers in pro football will be on display. Place kicker John Kasay can be seen extending a forefinger skyward after his field goals and extra points. Teammate Mike Minter, a defensive back, is quick to raise a finger after interceptions and fumble recoveries. These Panthers, according to North Carolinians who follow them closely, are among a growing number of athletes who make the gesture a reflection of their Christian faith.
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By Cal Thomas | November 16, 2013
Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Mr. Lewis who not only was the most influential of his time, but whose reach extends to these times and likely beyond. His many books continue to sell and the number of people whose lives have been changed by his writing expands each year.
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By Cal Thomas | November 16, 2013
Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Mr. Lewis who not only was the most influential of his time, but whose reach extends to these times and likely beyond. His many books continue to sell and the number of people whose lives have been changed by his writing expands each year.
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March 6, 2013
As a Jewish person, I have been participating in activities and services at St. Timothy's Church of Baltimore County for the past six years.  I was considering conversion to the Christian faith and joining the Episcopal Church, but with what has happened, forget it! ("St Timothy's congregants vote to become Catholic," Feb. 27.) It is shameful that the bishop has told St. Timothy's parishioners, who voted in good faith to join the Catholic church as part of the Ordinariate, that they would have to find a new place to worship by Easter.
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December 3, 2005
JOHN EDWARD GITTINGS, age 61, a native of Baltimore, MD, and resident of Silverhill, AL., died Wednesday, November 30, 2005. He is survived by wife, Nancy Gittings; his children, Michelle Pantazelos, Rebecca and Tim Gittings all of Silverhill, AL and Ed Gittings of Vernon, NY.; mother, Abbie E. Gittings of Pensacola, FL, one brother, Earl Gittings of San Francisco, CA and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. at the Christian Faith Assembly, HWY 104, Silverhill, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Christian Faith Assembly, P.O. Box 9, Silverhill, AL 36576.
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By SARA ENGRAM | April 9, 1995
Today begins Holy Week, the days of roller-coaster emotions that take Christians from the celebration of Palm Sunday through the ignominy of Good Friday to the triumph of Easter morning. For Christians, it is an annual pilgrimage that re-enacts the heart of Christian faith, a time to reaffirm life itself.Sara Engram is editorial-page director of The Evening Sun.
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February 7, 2003
Synagogue slates tap dancing show at Smith Theatre Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will sponsor "Tops in Tap," a performance by Baakari Wilder, Tappers with Attitude and the Step Aside Tap Company, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. A dessert reception with the cast is planned after the show. Tickets are $20; $12.50 for students in advance. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $25. Proceeds will go to the Oseh Shalom Youth and Community Support program.
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March 6, 2013
As a Jewish person, I have been participating in activities and services at St. Timothy's Church of Baltimore County for the past six years.  I was considering conversion to the Christian faith and joining the Episcopal Church, but with what has happened, forget it! ("St Timothy's congregants vote to become Catholic," Feb. 27.) It is shameful that the bishop has told St. Timothy's parishioners, who voted in good faith to join the Catholic church as part of the Ordinariate, that they would have to find a new place to worship by Easter.
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By Matthew Soerens | June 3, 2012
There are few issues as contentious in American society today, including here in Maryland, as immigration. While immigration is inherently an economic issue, a cultural issue and a political issue, at Baltimore-based World Relief we view the issue first and foremost from the perspective of our Christian faith. As an organization that empowers churches to serve vulnerable refugees, human-trafficking victims and other immigrants throughout the United States, we believe the Bible has a lot to say thatshould inform our thinking as we confront the challenges and opportunities of immigration.
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By Cal Thomas | February 9, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. - Are cartoon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Buster the rabbit (who are, according to some critics, promoting homosexuality) threats to the "traditional family"? It is distressing to have great intellectual and moral concerns reduced to the cartoonish, both in the form of animated film and the posturing of some who wish to fight the culture wars at this level. Most people who accept the label "conservative Christian," or its synonyms, spend too much time throwing stones at the cultural citadels and too little acquiring and developing the skills and knowledge to allow them to compete in the ideological and cultural arena.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Dr. Ben Carson says he didn't anticipate the reaction to what he considered his common-sense remarks as keynote speaker this month at the National Prayer Breakfast. But after video went viral of the trailblazing black neurosurgeon taking jabs at Barack Obama's health care overhaul a few feet from the president himself, some want the famed doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to parlay the attention into a new career: politics. "Here you have this guy who has been a celebrity minority for 30 years coming out and making the conservative case better than a lot of conservatives can," said Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large for National Review Online.
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By Matthew Soerens | June 3, 2012
There are few issues as contentious in American society today, including here in Maryland, as immigration. While immigration is inherently an economic issue, a cultural issue and a political issue, at Baltimore-based World Relief we view the issue first and foremost from the perspective of our Christian faith. As an organization that empowers churches to serve vulnerable refugees, human-trafficking victims and other immigrants throughout the United States, we believe the Bible has a lot to say thatshould inform our thinking as we confront the challenges and opportunities of immigration.
NEWS
January 9, 2012
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is an evangelical Christian. He is devoted to his faith in a very public way, and that, as much as his perplexing play on the football field, has made him a cultural lightning rod. The wise heads of football insisted before this season that he is not actually much of a quarterback, that he had a weak, inaccurate arm and a devotion to a style of play that works in college (where he was a star for the University of...
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December 3, 2005
JOHN EDWARD GITTINGS, age 61, a native of Baltimore, MD, and resident of Silverhill, AL., died Wednesday, November 30, 2005. He is survived by wife, Nancy Gittings; his children, Michelle Pantazelos, Rebecca and Tim Gittings all of Silverhill, AL and Ed Gittings of Vernon, NY.; mother, Abbie E. Gittings of Pensacola, FL, one brother, Earl Gittings of San Francisco, CA and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. at the Christian Faith Assembly, HWY 104, Silverhill, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Christian Faith Assembly, P.O. Box 9, Silverhill, AL 36576.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2005
For most Americans, the story of the Catholic church centers on its encounters with the West - starting when Christianity arrived in Rome within years of Christ's death and then grew into the state religion in 313. From that sprang the spread throughout Europe, the Crusades, the Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, the artistic masterpieces of the Renaissance, the rebellion of Martin Luther and his Protestant allies, the centuries of religious wars....
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By Cal Thomas | February 9, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. - Are cartoon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Buster the rabbit (who are, according to some critics, promoting homosexuality) threats to the "traditional family"? It is distressing to have great intellectual and moral concerns reduced to the cartoonish, both in the form of animated film and the posturing of some who wish to fight the culture wars at this level. Most people who accept the label "conservative Christian," or its synonyms, spend too much time throwing stones at the cultural citadels and too little acquiring and developing the skills and knowledge to allow them to compete in the ideological and cultural arena.
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By Manuel Mendoza and Manuel Mendoza,Dallas Morning News | April 14, 1994
Unless they're satisfied simply preaching to the already converted, Christian pop artists have to balance delivering their message with entertaining their audiences. Most fail by either completely selling out to commercial concerns or by sounding as if they're selling something -- namely, God.But even if they're subtle and talented, Christian performers aren't really artists unless they transcend their specific cause. At its best, art tries to answer unanswerable questions, not relay pat solutions.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 28, 2003
With a combination of dinner, a video and group discussions, coordinators of an Alpha Course in Ellicott City seek to introduce their latest group of newcomers to the basics of Christianity. The Alpha Course attracted about 20 people to its first meeting last week, with the hope of answering questions ranging from "What is the meaning of life?" to "How do we deal with guilt?" Developed in England, the Alpha Course is a free, 10-week series that seeks to spell out the tenets of Christianity to people who are new to the faith, seeking information about it, or just hoping to brush up on the basics.
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By Frances Grandy Taylor and Frances Grandy Taylor,HARTFORD COURANT | October 3, 2004
Would Jesus be a vegan? Are Christianity and Islam compatible? Is there any evidence of God? Does Hugh Hefner believe in miracles? Are Mormons Christians? In a program that its creator describes as "O'Reilly meets religion," Christians, Muslims, Jews, atheists and even animal rights activists verbally duke it out over who is right about God and God's intentions. The new Pax TV show, Faith Under Fire, created by Lee Strobel, made its debut yesterday, and airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. In one segment, two religious scholars clash over whether Hell exists.
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By Mike Conklin and Mike Conklin,Chicago Tribune | January 25, 2004
When the Carolina Panthers face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl next Sunday, two of the most reliable finger-pointers in pro football will be on display. Place kicker John Kasay can be seen extending a forefinger skyward after his field goals and extra points. Teammate Mike Minter, a defensive back, is quick to raise a finger after interceptions and fumble recoveries. These Panthers, according to North Carolinians who follow them closely, are among a growing number of athletes who make the gesture a reflection of their Christian faith.
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