Religion http://wrkf.org en Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community http://wrkf.org/post/statue-homeless-jesus-startles-wealthy-community A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.<p>The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.<p>Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.<p>The reaction was immediate. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:43:00 +0000 John Burnett 25130 at http://wrkf.org Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community Millennials 'Talk To God,' But Fewer Rely On Religion, Survey Finds http://wrkf.org/post/millennials-talk-god-fewer-rely-religion-survey-finds Barely half of millennials say they look to religion for guidance, but a higher percentage "talk to God," suggesting that the 18-to-34 demographic is more spiritual than sectarian, according to a new survey by the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.<p>The survey of 2,000 U.S. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25094 at http://wrkf.org Millennials 'Talk To God,' But Fewer Rely On Religion, Survey Finds TUESDAY: Tamar Jacoby, Rev. Steve Crump & Rev. David Diamond http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-tamar-jacoby-rev-steve-crump-rev-david-diamond <p>Jim Engster interviews Tamar Jacoby, President/CEO of Immigration Works, about immigration reform, Reverend Steve Crump and Reverend David Diamond talk about remarks by Reverend Pat Robertson and also discuss politics and religion.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:22:03 +0000 Jim Engster 22716 at http://wrkf.org Which Are The Most, And Least, 'Bible-Minded' Cities In The U.S.? http://wrkf.org/post/which-are-most-and-least-bible-minded-cities-us In an era of shifting populations and values, the notion of America's Bible Belt can be a slippery concept. But a new study gives us an idea of which cities can be considered to be part of that tradition — and which cities aren't.<p>Chattanooga, Tenn., was named America's most Bible-minded city, followed by Birmingham, Ala., and Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.<p>And despite its name, Providence, R.I., was named the least Bible-minded city. It tied New Bedford, Mass., in that slot, followed by Albany, N.Y., and Boston.<p>Las Vegas, the town often called Sin City, ranked 90th. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 21666 at http://wrkf.org Which Are The Most, And Least, 'Bible-Minded' Cities In The U.S.? Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' http://wrkf.org/post/pastor-leads-new-brand-church-sinners-and-saints It's Sunday evening, and services are just getting underway at the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver. Nearly 200 worshipers sit in circles of plastic chairs around a simple altar table. Together they follow traditional Christian rites. They sit. They stand. They sing.<p>The congregation here resembles the crowd at a downtown bookshop — hipsters and college professors, gay couples and Democratic grandmas. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:42:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 20465 at http://wrkf.org Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' To Pastor, Afterlife Is Where We 'Learn To Live Together' http://wrkf.org/post/pastor-afterlife-where-we-learn-live-together A majority of Americans from all walks of life believe in life after death. Yet conversations about the afterlife — from what it might look and feel like to who else one may find there — often remain highly personal ones, shared with family members, clergy or others who share one's faith.<p>To better understand how many Americans conceive of the afterlife, <em>All Things Considered</em> has spoken with leaders from different faith traditions on their views on life after death.<p>First, an evangelical Protestant's perspective. The Rev. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:50:00 +0000 editor 17162 at http://wrkf.org To Pastor, Afterlife Is Where We 'Learn To Live Together' FRIDAY: ACLU Director Marjorie Esman, Rev. Chris Andrews, Politico Gus Weill http://wrkf.org/post/friday-aclu-director-marjorie-esman-rev-chris-andrews-politico-gus-weill <p>Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman talks about proposed prison sentencing reforms, for non-violent offenders,&nbsp; endorsed by Governor Jindal.</p><p>Rev. Chris Andrews, with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, talks about volunteer charity home repair projects going on this weekend.</p><p>A visit with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:01:51 +0000 Jim Engster 7199 at http://wrkf.org James Tabor, Patty Christopher and Gino Gambino, Rebecca Costa http://wrkf.org/post/james-tabor-patty-christopher-and-gino-gambino-rebecca-costa-0 <p>Jim talks with author and Biblical expert James Tabor about his book, "Paul and Jesus", about the apostle's influence in the development of Christianity.</p><p>Patty Christopher and Gino Gambino, a married couple who have lost over 300 pounds combined, discuss enjoying Thanksgiving without packing on pounds. Their book is, "The Real People's Guide To The HCG Diet."</p><p>Author and sociobiologist Rebecca Costa, on her book, "The Watchman's Rattle," about how genetics drives instinctive behaviors in us that influence practically everything.</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:27:08 +0000 Jim Engster 2600 at http://wrkf.org James Tabor, Patty Christopher, Gino Gambino, Rebecca Costa http://wrkf.org/post/james-tabor-patty-christopher-gino-gambino-rebecca-costa <p>Author and Biblical expert James Tabor discusses his new book, "Paul and Jesus", about the apostle Paul's influence on the development of Christianity.</p><p>Patty Christopher and Gino Gambino, a married couple who've lost over 300 pounds combined, talk about enjoying Thanksgiving without packing on pounds. Their book is "The Real People's Guide To The HCG Diet".</p><p>Rebecca Costa on her book, "The Watchman's Rattle", about how genetics drives instinctive behaviors that affect almost everything.</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:12:38 +0000 Jim Engster 2598 at http://wrkf.org