Florida megachurch founder Zachery Tims was found dead in a New York City hotel on Monday. Tims was the founder and head pastor of New Destiny Christian Center outside Orlando, Florida. Muggers in the Bronx stole a man’s Bible. Moses’ biblical journey is now a new Facebook game.
An Orthodox rabbi from the West Bank matches up gay men and lesbian women in traditional Jewish marriages.
The Princeton Review published a list of the most and least religious colleges and universities. Brigham Young University topped the most religious schools and Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont ranked at the bottom.
There’s a hidden cost to living in the world’s tallest skyscraper, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Your Ramadan fast lasts two minutes longer than folks on the ground. Got a question about Islam? Dial 1-877-WHY-ISLAM.
The Charlotte Eagles, a Christian pro soccer club, bring their faith to the pitch.
For some Muslim youth, scouting and Islam are a perfect match. Meanwhile, organizers of the World Youth Day Catholic festival in Madrid, Spain set up 200 outdoor confessionals for pilgrims. The National Geographic Channel has an upcoming documentary on child preachers.
In China, a Tibetan monk immolated himself in protest. He was heard calling out for Tibetan independence and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. He was the second monk to self-immolate in protest in the past five months. The event spurred a lockdown of the monastery where the monk’s body was taken.
The Daily Beast reports that the FLDS is secretly building a 38-foot-tall statue of founder, leader, and convicted rapist Warren Jeffs on their compound at Short Creek on the Utah/Arizona border. Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault last week.
The hand of St. James made it back to Reading Abbey just in time for St. James Day.
A school board in Virginia has removed the Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet from its sixth-grade reading lists because they found the book to be anti-Mormon. The Boston Globe reminds us all that the two Mormon GOP presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and John Huntsman, have different takes on their Mormon faith.
Televangelist Jim Bakker now has his own breakfast cereal. It’s organic, too!