Tag: Christians

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Generation Y

Why millennials are leaving the church

(CNN) — At 32, I barely qualify as a millennial. I wrote my first essay with a pen and paper, but by the time I graduated from college, I owned a cell phone and used Google as a verb. I still remember the home phone numbers of my old high school friends, but don’t ask me to recite my husband’s without checking my contacts first. I own mix tapes that include selections from Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but I’ve never planned a trip without Travelocity. Despite having one foot in Generation X, I tend to identify most strongly with the attitudes and the ethos of the millennial generation, and because of this, I’m often asked to speak to my fellow evangelical leaders about why millennials are leaving the church.

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National

Santorum named CEO of Christian film studio

This May 3 photo shows former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., speaking during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert, file) by Sarah Skidmore AP Business WriterFormer U.S. Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is bringing Christian films to the big screen.EchoLight Studios said June 24 that Santorum, known for his socially conservative views, has been named CEO of the Dallas-based Christian film production company. Santorum says he has always had an interest in shaping cultural messages and joined the company’s board a year ago. He believes EchoLight has the opportunity to transform the movie industry by tapping into the demand for high-quality films with a focus on “inspirational and uplifting” Christian messages.

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National

How MLK became an angry Black man

FREE AT LAST–Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy (background) leave Birmingham City Jail following their release on April 20, 1963, after eight days of imprisonment. (AP Photo) by John Blake (CNN) — By the time Clarence Jones reached him, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was in bad shape.