Need to know: 09/29/2016
What the hell?
A new study suggests Americans as a whole hold seemingly incompatible beliefs on the nature of God and heaven. And that’s not all. More from Religion News Service
Drawing the line, moving the goalposts
A Pew Research Center poll takes on the religious liberty versus discrimination question. More from Religion News Service
Wheat and chaff?
Donald Trump, touting the support he's received from evangelicals, called on his supporters at a rally in Iowa to identify themselves as "Christian conservatives." More from CNN
None of the above
Long a reliable Republican voting bloc, many conservative evangelicals in central Iowa are appalled to find Trump their only alternative to Hillary Clinton. More from www.nytimes.com
Free the evangelicals!
The First Evangelical Free Church of Springfield became The Springs Church. A news release stated that “the old name would cause some confusion because people would think that the church was free from evangelicals, which is not the case at all.” More from Springfield News-Leader
Oh, and she’s a mother of three
Rahaf Khatib is featured on the cover of the October 2016 issue of Women's Running. More from NBC News
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Jewish, Christian and other religious leaders react to the passing of the Israeli statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner. More from Religion News Service
Treat, no tricks
Knott’s Berry Farm announced it is shutting its virtual reality Halloween attraction after concern among mental health advocates, including Saddleback pastor Rick Warren and his wife, Kay, who sent an email to the park. More from The Orange County Register
Religious fervor might beat nationalism, science and profit as a motivator for space travel, experts suggest. More from Space.com
Gee, who saw that coming?
Two widely recognized trends in American society might have something to do with each other: The children of the '80s divorces are growing up to be nonreligious adults. More from www.washingtonpost.com
Cathedral officials decided ‘to just do it and get it done and move on to the next phase,’ a spokesman said. More from Religion News Service