LifeWay apologizes for 10 year old offense to Asian Americans

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Ten years ago LifeWay Christian Resources published a Vacation Bible School curriculum they believed would introduce kids to Jesus using an Asian culture theme. But “Far Out Rickshaw Rally – Racing Towards the Son” became a lesson in cross-cultural miscommunication. Critics of the material said it promoted racial stereotypes.

Tuesday (Nov. 6), LifeWay president and CEO Thom S. Rainer apologized for Rickshaw Rally at the Mosaix conference in Long Beach, Calif., a gathering of about 1,000 multiethnic church leaders.

Christian movie trailer goes viral

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By Carol Pipes NASHVILLE, Tenn. — God’s Not Dead, a film about the existence of God and defending one’s faith, is making waves on Facebook. The movie’s trailer, posted on the popular social networking site, has racked up 6.5 million views, 1.4 million likes and has been shared 720,981 times. “We’ve been told it’s one […]

New book tells story of murder, forgiveness

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Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he discovered his father’s body in their Memphis, Tenn. home after his mother, Gaile Owens, hired a stranger to murder him. Owens’ new book, Set Free, shares how he overcame the traumatic events of his childhood by forgiving his mother.

Set Free, published by B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, recounts the events surrounding the arrest, conviction, death sentence and ultimate release of Gaile Owens who spent 26 years on death row.

Half of evangelicals believe prayer can heal mental illness

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A third of Americans – and nearly half of evangelical, fundamentalist, or born-again Christians – believe prayer and Bible study alone can overcome serious mental illness, according to a recent survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

The survey also found most Americans (68 percent) would feel welcome in church if they were mentally ill.

Many Americans link U.S. military strike in Syria to end times

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The threat of airstrikes against Syria has more than a few Americans thinking about the end of the world.

A recent poll from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found that almost one in three Americans see Syria’s recent conflict as part of the Bible’s plan for the end times.