The Chronicles

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Bert and Ernie Incapable of Nonsexual Friendship?

One of the greatest gifts in life is a good friend — best friends like David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Achilles and Patroclus, Bert and Ernie.

Hurricane Irene Aftermath: Christian Relief Groups in Full Operation

In the wake of Hurricane Irene’s damage to the U.S. East Coast and Canada, Christian disaster relief organizations began springing into action Sunday and are continuing efforts today.

10th Anniversary Study: Faith in New York Since 9/11

In the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, millions of Americans flocked to churches and houses of worship. But, for most, the shift in spiritual behavior was short lived. Still, more New Yorkers are going to church compared to a decade ago.

Criminalizing Circumcision

We have secularized the ancient Jewish rite—but it is still inescapably religious.

The Lasting Effects of Your School

A new survey found that Christian schooling makes a difference—and that different kinds of Christian education produce different results among their graduates.

Irene Crosses Into Canada; Cleanup to Take Weeks

A downgraded yet devastating Irene storm left 21 dead, disrupted power in 6 million homes and businesses and caused damages worth billions of dollars across the East Coast before crossing into Canada late Sunday which set off cleanup and repair efforts that could go on for weeks.

Salvation Army Moves in After Deadly Irene Leaves U.S.

The Salvation Army has mobilized teams of responders after Hurricane Irene caused widespread damage along the U.S.’s densely populated east coast.

Ga. Pastor: Churches Full of Fat Sheep, Super-Sized on Religion

There are a lot of fat, super-sized sheep inside the church, says one Georgia megachurch pastor. They may call themselves followers of Christ, but few are willing to go out and share the Gospel.

12 Unconventional Church Planting Principles From … North Korea?

An American pastor has set forth 12 unconventional – even seemingly counterproductive – church planting principles that he learned from a highly unlikely source – North Korea, where the Christian community is completely underground.

Irene Wreaks Havoc on East Coast: $8 Billion in Damage, 18 Dead

Hurricane Irene roared through the Northeast today like a rude, unwelcome guest, leaving at least 18 dead, millions without power, paralyzed cities, and an estimated $8 billion to $15 billion in damages.

Disaster Relief: Does the Government Do Too Much?

The role of the government in disaster relief is the topic of much discussion as Hurricane Irene, now Tropical Storm Irene, heads ashore and saturates New England.

Ron Paul Says FEMA is ‘Deeply Flawed’ Amid Irene Disaster

Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul thinks the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has done more harm than good.

N.J. High School Pulls Books With Gay Sex Scenes

A New Jersey high school recently pulled two books from a required summer reading list after receiving complaints that the content included homosexual sex scenes.

Hurricane Irene Floods NYC; Death Toll Rises to 12 (PHOTOS)

Hurricane Irene, now downgraded to a tropical storm, made landfall in New York Sunday morning, with flooding reported in low-lying areas of New York City, including in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Irene Death Toll at 10 as Storm Nears NYC; 2.8 Million Lose Power

As the slow-moving, now less powerful Hurricane Irene approaches New York City early Sunday, it has already caused nearly 2.8 million people to lose electricity and hundreds of thousands to evacuate along the East Coast.

Herman Cain Wins Straw Poll in Home State

Herman Cain, former Atlanta talk radio host who was yet to return from a trip to Israel, won Georgia’s GOP straw poll Saturday with Rep. Ron Paul trailing by a thin margin.

Death Toll Up as Irene Looms Large; 1 Million Lose Power

New York City is bracing for Hurricane Irene’s wrath late Saturday for fear there may be widespread blackouts, gale-force winds, and a rising storm surge.

Irene’s Fury Takes Four Victims; Thousands Without Power

Four deaths caused by Hurricane Irene’s relentless battering along the shores of North Carolina are the first casualties being reported today; one of the tragic deaths is reportedly a young child.

Hurricane Irene Causes Over 3,000 Flight Cancellations Saturday

Hurricane Irene caused more than 3,000 flights to be canceled in the United States on Saturday, making up more than 80 percent of the global total flight cancellations today.

Christian Daycare Says No to Gay, Unchurched Employees

A daycare operating inside a church in Waukee, Iowa, is stirring debate in the local community for requiring employees to reapply and follow new Christian lifestyle guidelines as it closes and reopens next month.

United Methodist Gay Rights Supporters Gather in Ohio

On the shore of Lake Erie, in the city of Huron, Ohio, several hundred United Methodists from around the country have gathered this weekend for the “Sing a New Song!” conference in support of seeing the church become more open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Christian College Students Maintain Faith, Worldview After Graduating

A study of alumni from two Christian liberal arts colleges shows that a high majority of graduates remain interested in maintaining their faith and worldview from a religious perspective even after they’ve left the university, said a professor who led the research.

Hurricane Irene Knocks Out Power in N.C.; Category 1 Storm

Hurricane Irene made landfall in the U.S. Saturday morning, bringing rain and winds at 85 mph to the coast of North Carolina. The Category 1 storm knocked out power in more than 227,000 homes and businesses

U.S. East Coast Churches Urge Evacuations Ahead of Hurricane Irene

The Christian Emergency Network (CEN) has urged people along the East Coast to leave their homes and churches as soon as possible.

Christian Liberal Arts Students Maintain Faith, Worldview After Graduating

A study of alumni from two Christian liberal arts colleges shows that a high majority of graduates remain interested in maintaining their faith and worldview from a religious perspective even after they’ve left the university, said a professor who led the research.

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