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November 1, 2014

The 5 Scariest Teachings of Jesus

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Halloween is a celebration of artificial fear. No goblins or witches are really going to cause harm to us. For Christians, the deeper and more genuine fear may come from within our own faith.

Who Is This Pope Francis And What Does He Really Want For The Church?

Pope Francis
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Aasif Mandvi Opens Up On His 'Complicated Relationship' With His Faith

Aasif Mandvi
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This Dad Is the Reason I Was an Undercover Muslim

Noor Tagouri
Noor Tagouri

Demons, Exorcisms and The Spirit World

Devil Art
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Israel Reopens Al Aqsa Mosque For Muslim Prayer

Al Aqsa
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Daily Meditation: All Souls

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Muslim Woman Receives Text Asking For Help With ISIS Costume

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An Evangelical Alternative To Halloween

Hell House
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Preaching Without Words

Makoto Fujimura

Won't Someone PLEASE Think of the Candy?

Trick Or Treating

Boy George's Eloquent Explanation Of His Evolving Spirituality

Boy George
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35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

War Reporter
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Clashes Erupt In East Jerusalem


Distorted Love

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The Toll of Our Christian Theology on the LGBT Community

Houston Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas

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Help For Those Still Hurting..
Two Years After Super Storm Sandy

Staten Island Sandy
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Pope Francis Thanks Exorcists For Showing 'Love For Those Possessed'

Pope Francis
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Pre-Show Prayer Helps NKOTB 'Connect' And Give Thanks

New Kids On The Block
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This Baby Penguin Is So Blessed

Blessing Penguin
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The Huge Role Black Churches Are Playing In Two Senate Races

Souls Polls

Watch Canadians Punch Racism In The Face


'Evolution Is Not Inconsistent With The Notion Of Creation'

Pope Francis
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Russell Moore Denounces 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

Russell Moore
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Malaysians Rally Around Activist Who Got Death Threats For Inviting Muslims To Touch Dogs


Ethiopian Nun Disappears In Manhattan

Tadelech Yohanis
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This Town Won't Put Up With Vandalism On Its Local Mosque

Cold Lake Mosque
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70 Faces Of Torah
Wandering and Welcoming (Lech Lecha -- Genesis 12:1-17:27)

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Viktor E. Frankl's Devastating Letter On The Death Of His Wife And Mother In Auschwitz

Viktor Frankl
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Cuba Allows The Building Of First New Catholic Church In 55 Years

Cuba Church Catholic
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Samhain


Iraqi Christians Ponder Their Future

Jodi Hilton

Ottawa's Jewish, Muslim, And Christian Leaders Stand Together After Deadly Week

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Ottawa Citizen

Rocking The World Of Jewish Music


Dolly Parton Calls Out Christians Who Judge The LGBT Community

Dolly Parton

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All Saints' Day: Facing Death (Matthew 5:1-12)

All Saints Day
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Father Reportedly Pulls Son Out Of History Class Because Of A Lesson On Islam


The Pastor Stays

Frank Schaefer
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Christian Bale Has Gotten Inside Moses' Head

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Suffering as Transformation

Ram Dass
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Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had A 14-Year-Old Bride

Joseph Smith Mormon
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A Time To Build

St Nicholas

Reclaiming The Halloween Witch Costume As An Act Of Power

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Busting The Myths About Vodou

Mauro Peressini

Officially Atheist China Is Home To This Vibrant Muslim Community

Beijing Muslim
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Siting Down To Dinner With Pope Francis

Pope Francis Dinner
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Man Who Smashed 10 Commandments Monument Says Devil Made Him Do It

Ten Commandments Oklahoma

Two Ministers Claim They Could Face 180 Years In Jail For Refusing To Do Gay Weddings

Hitching Post
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LISTEN: Mental Health And The Welcoming Church

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A Conversation With Rick And Kay Warren

This Prominent Evangelical Ethicist Is Now Pro-LGBT

David Gushee
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Italian Priest Goes After Mafia Despite Death Threats

Luigi Ciotti
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Archbishop Calls For End To Confidentiality In Child Abuse Confessions

John Sentamu
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Teaching The Faith

Hinduamerican Diwali

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men Pelt Jerusalem Buses With Stones Over Women Of The Wall Ad

Women Of The Wall Orthodox
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