Religion

E-Tex Man Gets Anecdote in Reader’s Digest
Bill Denham, who lives in Grapeland over in Houston County, is enjoying his 15 minutes of national fame, by virtue of the funny story he submitted to Reader's Digest.  It got published in the magazine's May edition.
Texas Not in Top 10 of Most Religious States
If you think Texas is more religious than most of the country, a new poll says you're wrong. That poll indicates the rest of the Bible-belt, including Mormon-heavy Utah out west, is ahead of the Lone Star State on a list of the country’s most religious states.
Texas isn't …
A New Name for Houston Baptist University?
Half a century after it was founded by the Baptist General Convention of Texas as "a Christian college of the highest order," Houston Baptist University may soon erase the religious designation in its name.
Student Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion
Did you know that America's total student loan debt now surpasses the nation's total credit card debt?  It's true.  Sometime last year, credit card debt actually declined a little, as more and more people stopped using credit cards.  But student loan debt keeps going up…
New Theory: CO2 Makes You Fat
Don't laugh. This is serious stuff.  Researchers in Denmark have announced a theory that may not only explain why people all over the world are getting fatter and fatter, but it could also serve as a warning of serious consequences for life on Earth if pollution caused by CO2 emissions isn't redu…
Christians Reach Out to Help Atheist
This is a great story.  A Henderson County atheist who went to court to get a nativity scene removed from the County Courthouse has fallen on hard financial times because of bad health.  Care to guess who is stepping up to help him?  The Christian community, of course.
Record Numbers of Churches are Foreclosed
Banks are foreclosing on America's churches in record numbers -- as lenders lose patience with religious groups who defaulted on their mortgages.  The surge in church foreclosures shows many banks are no longer willing to show forbearance with struggling churches.

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