WEEK IN RELIGION

Creators of the “God’s Not Dead” film franchise, PureFlix, recently donated $25,000 to the American History and Heritage Foundation to replace a Ten Commandments monument that was destroyed last month on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock. Prefix, an independent Christian film and television studio, used Little Rock as a location for its movies “God’s Not Dead” and “God’s Not Dead 2”. On June 28, Michael Tate Reed, drove though the statue that had been erected less than 24 hours earlier. Tate filmed the incident with this cellphone and posted the video to Facebook. He had also destroyed a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol 3 years earlier, which he was also arrested for. “We hope our donation will contribute to the costs to rebuild this beautiful landmark,” said PureFlix COO Steve Fedyski. “Little Rock — and Arkansas in general — have been very hospitable to us and we want to give back to the community in a meaningful way.”

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STUDY SAYS

Chattanooga still most Bible-minded city

According to Barna Group’s annual Bible-minded city survey, Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the most Bible-minded city in American for the second year in a row at 50 percent of residents participating in Bible engagement. The least bible-minded city is Albany/Schenectady/Troy, New York at 10 percent.

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GOOD BOOK?

“The Lies We Believe about God: Knowing God for Who He Really Is” by Dr. Chris Thurman

In “The Lies We Believe about God,” psychologist Chris Thurman explores the influences that affect everyone’s view of God, the cost of not knowing God for who He really is, and how knowing God more intimately can bring greater meaning and joy to life. This engaging, biblically rooted book calls readers to see the truth of who God is — truth that can set them free to enjoy a deeper relationship with Him.

— David C. Cook

THE WORD

baptism: A Christian sacrament, ordinance or ceremony marked by ritual use of water and admitting the recipient to the Christian community.

— ReligionStylebook.com

RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Bermuda:

— Protestant: 46.2 percent

— Roman Catholic: 14.5 percent

— Jehovah’s Witness: 1.3 percent

— Other Christian: 9.1 percent

— Muslim: 1 percent

— Other: 3.9 percent

— None: 17.8 percent

— Unspecified: 6.2 percent

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