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Holy Packing Tape, Batman!

by James Ferguson 12-01-2006

If you want to be cool this Christmas, nothing is more “in” than irony and nothing is more ironic than sending gifts wrapped with Jesus packaging tape—printed with Andy Warhol-esq

That Starry Crown

by James Ferguson 09-01-2006

The family-run Holy Land Imports, LLC, offers unique headgear for the dedicated Christian: a lovingly handmade Crown of Thorns just like Jesus wore.

Who's In Your Jail?

by James Ferguson 09-01-2006

In May, the Institute on Women and Criminal Justice released a report on the growth of the number of women in prison in the U.S.

Storm Shelters

by James Ferguson 08-01-2006

More than 270,000 evacuees ended up in shelters after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Church Plants

by James Ferguson 08-01-2006

Bring the Biblical Garden by DuneCraft into your home and have weeding chores just like Jesus!

Making a Living

by James Ferguson 07-01-2006

The federal minimum wage was last raised in 1997 to its current level of $5.15 an hour. There are now 20 states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal level.

Airway to Heaven

by James Ferguson 07-01-2006

The Merritt Ministry asked a simple question: “How do you create a hot air balloon that is both authentic and reverent in its mission of [representing] Jesus, the Son of God

Camp Darfur

by James Ferguson 07-01-2006

A refugee camp popped up last April on the sports field of Lennox Middle School, right next to Los Angeles International Airport.

Yearning To Be Free

by James Ferguson 06-01-2006

According to a recent Pew Research Center Report, when it comes to stemming the flow of people risking the dangerous border crossing between Mexico and the United States, nearly half of Americans s

Simvangelism

by James Ferguson 06-01-2006

Catechumen is a computer game in the “first-person shooter” genre of Quake and Halo, but with a Christian flavor.

Slow Connection?

by James Ferguson 04-01-2006

A January report on Internet use among Protestant churches, conducted by Ellison Research, found that most churches are riding in buggies on the information superhighway.

A God of Action

by James Ferguson 04-01-2006

Re-enact your favorite Bible stories with the Deluxe Jesus Action Figure!

Double Standard?

by James Ferguson 04-01-2006

In February a New York court found Iraqi-American Rafil Dhafir, 57, guilty of violating U.S. sanctions against Iraq and of money laundering.

Votes in a Lockbox?

by James Ferguson 03-01-2006

There are currently 7 million adults under correctional supervision in the United States, 1.6 million more than in 1995, according to a recent Department of Justice report. The majority are ineligible to vote. Marc Mauer, assistant director of The Sentencing Project, told Sojourners that laws that prevent convicted felons from voting could “skew the electorate in many states, [with] many elections decided by felony disenfranchisement.” He cited as an example the 2000 presidential race in Florida.

Plagues For Kids

by James Ferguson 03-01-2006

Rite Lite Ltd., purveyor of “quality Judaica since 1949,” is helping children get comfortable with the mystery of a creator God who destroys. How? Rite Lite offers sets of Passover Ten Plagues Finger Puppets, made with cute cartoon eyes and colorful high-quality felt, so people of faith can share with children the suffering, death, and judgment poured out on Egyptians before the Exodus. All 10 plagues are represented, including lice, locusts, and (our favorite!) boils. (Personally, we’re hoping for a Sodom and Gomorrah line next.)

Progressive Family Values

by James Ferguson 02-01-2006

A recent poll conducted for PBS’s Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly surveyed 1,130 adults about faith and family.

Open Wide Thy Gates

by James Ferguson 02-01-2006

The “Open Bethlehem” international campaign was launched in November to bring international attention to the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, which has suffered greatly as a result of th

Gospel To The Geeks

by James Ferguson 02-01-2006

In these high-tech days, anyone could just copy the Bible onto any old USB memory stick, but that would be wrong wouldn’t it?

Let Them Eat Guns?

by James Ferguson 01-01-2006

The recently released 2005 yearbook from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reviews armament, disarmament, and international security.

Extravagant Welcome

by James Ferguson 01-01-2006

Many mainline churches see multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns as the latest evangelistic tool, but none hit the news like the “God is Still Speaking” campaign from the United Ch