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More than Just a Latte

If you want a latte and find yourself in the Sacramento area, there might be a more God-honoring option than Starbucks: Origin Coffee and Tea. Founded by Origin Community Church, it serves all the mochas, cappuccinos, and loose leaf teas one would expect at a trendy coffee shop. But unlike most of its competitors, Origin, …

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Meeting, Mating, and (Maybe) Marrying in America

Eighty-four percent of unmarried Americans between the ages of 18 and 23 have already had sex according to a newly released, massive study, Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think About Marriage (Oxford, 2011) by Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker. Regnerus is a sociology professor at the University of Texas at …

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Why Do the Educated Attend Church More?

A new study on church attendance drew a conclusion that may surprise some: in America, college graduates are more likely to attend church than those with only a high school education. While 46 percent of college-educated whites attend worship services at least monthly, only 37 percent of moderately educated whites—those with a high school diploma …

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Was Pearl Harbor Hurt in the Bombing?

When the spirit of the age is to strive for self-gratification, rather than what is excellent, it is no surprise then that the education of our children takes on a similar impulse. From the Kairos Journal vault is an important reflection on this predicament: ———————- When a Missouri, fifth-grade teacher mentioned the bombing of Pearl …

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An Atheist Who Loses Faith in His Morals

Joel Marks, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of New Haven and a scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University, recounts his loss of faith in a recent New York Times article. Don’t misunderstand, he’s always been an atheist, but now he’s lost his faith in morality. I had thought I …

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