So claims a professor of religious studies at Washington University. Meanwhile, reports the Associated Press, 10 Commandments merchandise is flying out of Christian bookstores Christian music industry picks up the pace
While the music sales in general increased 6.1 percent last year, Christian and gospel music nearly doubled that rate, growing by 11.7 percent. Christian retailers saw a 19.7 percent jump in their music sales. Is the growth because of more "preaching to the choir" or more crossover artists like Sixpence None the Richer? The Tennessean says it's both.
We "are doing … what we have always done," says the Christianity Today regular and Union University professor.
Financial Times reports that Russia's new leader, once responsible for suppressing religion under Communism, will both emphasize freedom of conscience and believes the Russian Orthodox Church will "help mould a new sense of Russian nationhood." But what does he believe about Russia's 1997 law restricting sects?
"The agencies, having won a tender, ought not discriminate in any way shape or form in the case of these people they are seeking to employ, that is a critical issue here," says John Anderson. But he adds that churches can seek employees who share values. For more on the controversy, see this Financial Times story.
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