Why fear can fuel faith

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It is said that “perfect love casts out fear.” So why do so many religious leaders rely on fear to motivate their followers? Two writers explore the question.

Dangerous baptism publicity

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A Syrian man raised in Islam converted to Christianity. He was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. But when the church posted the event on their website, the man was attacked and tortured by angry relatives when he came home. He sued the church and lost.

The Book of Comic Prayer

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No, it’s not the prayer said by a comedian before going on-stage, it is a book that explores prayer through comic art written by Heather Annis, Director of Children and Youth Ministries at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Barrington, Rhode Island.

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