Christianity

Religion
9:24 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Hip-Hop Church Targets Young Crowd With Gospel Beats

GeneratiONE Church Charlotte pastor Quinn Rodgers preaches from a first-person perspective, narrating the Old Testament story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac.
Tasnim Shamma

It's fair to say that – at least in Charlotte – it's not news when a church opens. But a new church in Huntersville is doing something different to get young people in the door. It's using hip-hop to deliver its message.

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Local News
9:11 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

That Book You Got In The Mail

A publisher sent more than 350,000 copies of this book to Charlotte.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

Charlotte residents received a nearly 400-page book in the mail this week.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

UNC Charlotte Mt. Zion Excavation

Archaeologists' uncover a Byzantine building.
Hanan Shafrir

A group of 22 UNC Charlotte students, some of them Levine scholars, participated in a restricted site excavation in Jerusalem this summer. The site is only a few hundred yards away from the room where the Last Supper is alleged to have taken place. The group has just returned to the United States and they've got big news. The archaeologists announce their discoveries and discuss what’s next, when Charlotte Talks.

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The Party Line
1:59 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

In Regard To Rowan Commissioners, 'Bless Their Hearts'

Michael Bitzer

In the Bible belt that is the South, the role of church and state are often intertwined in such a manner as to appear one in the same.  But when it comes to divorcing the Christian faith from government practices, you begin to see the truth in the expression “the devil made me do it.”

Typically, the South is the only region in the nation where a majority of voters describe themselves as either “born-again” or “Evangelical Christians” in the exit polls.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

James Tabor On The Apostle Paul and Jesus

Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity by James Tabor

Dr. James Tabor from UNC Charlotte has spent much time researching and writing about the historical Jesus, looking back at ancient documents and artifacts to piece together details about his life. It makes sense that after his work on the historical Jesus, Dr. Tabor would turn to Paul, a man who never met Jesus, but one who is credited with shaping Christianity as we know it today. We’ll be joined by James Tabor to talk about his findings, laid out in his new book Paul and Jesus - about Paul’s influence in Christianity and in human history as a whole, Christianity before Paul, and much more.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Bishop John Shelby Spong (Rebroadcast)

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Charlotte native and former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Bishop John Spong has spent a lifetime studying the Bible, and has for many years has been a source of controversy in religious circles for his views on Bible interpretation and what should and should not apply to today’s world. He visits Davidson College to speak about Prejudice and Christianity this week and while he’s in the area, he joins us on Charlotte Talks. Originally Aired: 10/29/2012

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Passages Bible Exhibition

Over the past three years, Steve Green, president of retailer Hobby Lobby, has amassed one of the world’s largest private collections of biblical texts and artifacts. He’s taken this collection on the road and is sharing it with the masses through the exhibition Passages, which is now on display in Charlotte. Steve Green joins us to talk about why he started the Green Collection and the surprising speed at which he accumulated such an impressive collection of these artifacts. We’ll find out why he decided to share the collection with the public and hear from biblical experts about some of the artifacts themselves, when Charlotte Talks.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Charlotte native and former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Bishop John Spong has spent a lifetime studying the Bible, and has for many years has been a source of controversy in religious circles for his views on Bible interpretation and what should and should not apply to today’s world. He visits Davidson College to speak about Prejudice and Christianity this week and while he’s in the area, he joins us on Charlotte Talks.

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