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How the Lord’s Prayer saved a 9/11 survivor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (RNS) For John Mahony, a retired U.S. Army colonel who was managing projects for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, instinct came before analysis as he fought to stay on his feet the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. By Kay Campbell. 

Family comes first for fast-growing Jehovah’s Witnesses

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (RNS)  When it comes time for family study hour at Chad and Charlotte Tate's home in Huntsville, Ala., Evan, 18 months, is quick to grab her Bible and climb onto her seat at the table. As Jehovah's Witnesses, the Tates believe it's never too early to help children begin learning the Bible. By Kay Campbell.

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Film traces Southern preacher’s trip to hell and back

ATHENS, Ala. (RNS) A new film, “Hell and Mr. Fudge,'' follows the story of Edward Fudge as he began an intensive study of the Bible and the doctrine of hell. What he found made him question one of the bedrock doctrines of Bible-based Christianity — and nearly got him run out of town. By Kay Campbell.