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Apologist's Warning to Christians: 'Once You Open a Door to the Demonic, It's Hard to Close'

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Apologist's Warning to Christians: 'Once You Open a Door to the Demonic, It's Hard to Close'

Pop culture has a growing fascination with the occult. From zombies and vampires, to Hogwarts and horoscopes, and even witches and Ouija boards — the mystical, unknown and undead seem to dominate TV and movie screens. While many celebrate this phenomenon, is it appropriate for Christians to get caught up in the zombie zeitgeist? Apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston discusses paranormal entertainment, conjuring the dead, and "ordained" mediums in a section of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church. By and large, a majority of...

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How Open Should Christians Be to the “Paranormal?”

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How Open Should Christians Be to the “Paranormal?”

American popular culture loves the paranormal and almost anything can be lumped into that category and depicted for entertainment. But as much as Americans love to imagine ghosts, clairvoyance, and supernatural powers, most do not really believe in them. We are the opposite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his fictional character Sherlock Holmes. Holmes did not believe in anything beyond reason and sensory evidence. He was, to all appearances, anyway, the ultimate modern man—a true naturalist who sneered at the paranormal. On the other hand, Doyle, Holmes’s creator, was a man of science (a medical doctor) who believed passionately...

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Christians happier than atheists – on Twitter

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Christians happier than atheists – on Twitter

Christians tweet from the heart, atheists from the head, according to a new study. The study conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tapped Twitter as a research tool and compared the messages of Christians and atheists. The conclusion: When they are limited to 140 characters or less, these researchers say, believers are happier than their counterparts. via CNN.com Blogs.

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