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January 9th, 2012
01:05 PM ET

January 9th, 2012
11:03 AM ET

Young cancer warrior meets Christian singer idol via Kyra Phillips

By Sydney McIntosh, CNN

(CNN) - Not many people start fundraising at age seven, but that's what Tori Svenson did. She heard about a three-year-old with a brain tumor in her hometown and wanted to help, so she competed in a "Relay for Life" beauty pageant to raise money for the girl.

Just as Tori was about to hand over the proceeds, she learned that she, too, had a brain tumor.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Music • TV • TV-CNN Newsroom

Tebow's passing yards bring up biblical number
Tim Tebow celebrates as he walks off the field after his Florida Gators won the BCS National Championship game on January 8, 2009. In the black below Tebow's eyes, John 3:16.
January 9th, 2012
08:22 AM ET

Tebow's passing yards bring up biblical number

Early Monday morning, the top item on Google Trends hot searches is John 3 16, the passage from the bible that reads:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

The number two and three searched terms on Google? Tebow and Tim Tebow.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Uncategorized

January 9th, 2012
04:34 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Monday, January 9

By Dan Merica, CNN

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

From the Blog:

After a disappointing finish in Iowa, Gov. Perry pitches himself in South Carolina.

CNN: Perry makes play for Christian voters in South Carolina
As he launched a last-ditch effort to rescue his flagging candidacy in South Carolina, Rick Perry made clear Sunday that he will make an aggressive play for Christian voters in a state where nearly six out of 10 Republican voters call themselves "born again" or evangelical.

CNN: Nigerian state under curfew after violence against Christians
A northeastern Nigerian state was under a 24-hour curfew Saturday following three days of violence that left more than 30 Christians dead.\

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Uncategorized

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.

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