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Holy Packing Tape, Batman!
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
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?
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.
More than 270,000 evacuees ended up in shelters after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Bring the Biblical Garden by DuneCraft into your home and have weeding chores just like Jesus!
Making a Living
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
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
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
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
Catechumen is a computer game in the “first-person shooter” genre of Quake and Halo, but with a Christian flavor.
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
Re-enact your favorite Bible stories with the Deluxe Jesus Action Figure!
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?
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
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
A recent poll conducted for PBS’s Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly surveyed 1,130 adults about faith and family.
Open Wide Thy Gates
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
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?
The recently released 2005 yearbook from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reviews armament, disarmament, and international security.
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