christian en Albany Metro Area #1 Among 'Post-Christian' US Cities <p>Recent polls and surveys show a huge shift in religious identity in many areas across the country, with attendance at religious services lagging. According to one evangelical marketing group, the once faithful are now identified as "post-Christians," and Albany, New York is number one on a list of the most post-Christian cities in the United States. &nbsp;<br><br>Is the nation moving away from Christianity and other forms of conventional faith?<br> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:32:39 +0000 Dave Lucas 63123 at Albany Metro Area #1 Among 'Post-Christian' US Cities "The Myth of Persecution" by Candida Moss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Myth of Persecution</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Candida Moss</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a leading expert on early Christianity, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the dangerous legacy of a martyrdom complex is employed today to silence dissent and galvanize a new generation of culture warriors.</span></p><p>According to cherished church tradition and popular belief, before the Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal in the fourth century, early Christians were systematically persecuted by a brutal Roman Empire intent on their destruction.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59315 at "The Myth of Persecution" by Candida Moss Arizona School Lands Free Massachusetts Christian Campus <p>The owners of an historic campus in western Massachusetts have announced they'll give it away to a Christian college from Arizona that plans to eventually host 5,000 students there.</p><p>The Green family of Oklahoma, who founded the Hobby Lobby craft store chain, said Friday that they've selected Grand Canyon University as the recipient of the Northfield campus.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:48:09 +0000 Lucas Willard 48434 at The Interfaith Alternative <p>We speak with Steven Greenebaum about <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0865717052">The Interfaith Alternative: Embracing Spiritual Diversity</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0865717052" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 14:35:15 +0000 Joe Donahue 39799 at