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Sixteen, Alone, 23 Hours a Day, in a Six-by-Eight-Foot Box

A pending settlement to ban juvenile solitary confinement as punishment in New York state prisons bypasses Rikers Island jail, and incarcerated teens …

This Is What the New SAT Will Be Like

The exam overhauls the way it tests vocabulary, reading, writing, and math.<p>No more SAT words or long essays: The new SAT is here, and it looks pretty different. Almost a year after first announcing the SAT would face a major redesign, College Board President David Coleman released new information …

The one theology book all atheists really should read

What if most modern arguments against religious belief have been attacking the wrong God all along?<p>One reason that modern-day debates between atheists and religious believers are so bad-tempered, tedious and infuriating is that neither side invests much effort in figuring out what the other …

When it comes to church growth, it's not the theology, stupid

Evangelicals like to think their beliefs boost numbers. But really it's because they take growth seriously – a lesson liberals could learn<p>One of the most persistent myths about contemporary Christianity is that only evangelical churches grow while liberal Christianity is doomed because it's too …

When the Government Does Theology

Last week, one of the most powerful men in America, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, endorsed as a “great read” a Medium article entitled “The Great Lesson …

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Creation Museum: Bill Nye Debate Sparked Funding 'Miracle'

Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum who last month debated TV personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" pitting his Biblical literalism against Darwinian evolution, says the highly publicized showdown has been like manna from heaven for a foundering $73 million Noah's Ark theme park.<p>"It was a …