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April 24th, 2012
04:51 PM ET

Five things we learned from Joel Osteen's visit

By Eric Marrapodi and Dan Gilgoff, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Washington (CNN) - Joel Osteen, the pastor of America’s largest church, swung by the offices of CNN's Belief Blog on Tuesday. He’s in town for a "Night of Hope" event at Nationals Park baseball stadium this weekend, which is expected to draw thousands of worshipers who wouldn't otherwise step foot in a church.

Before taking batting practice with the Washington Nationals and delivering the opening prayer in Congress, Osteen sat down for a freewheeling interview with us. Five things we learned from his visit:

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity

April 12th, 2012
03:11 PM ET

Scholar doubts 'Resurrection' box claim

(CNN)–Rob Cargill doubts an archaeologist actually found early signs of Christianity in the so-called "Jesus Family tomb."

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • TV-CNN Newsroom

August 31st, 2010
12:11 PM ET

Satanists book OKC convention center

Officials confirmed that the Oklahoma City Civic Center has been booked by a group proclaiming themselves to be Satanists.

The Church of the IV Majesties posted an event to meetup.com announcing a Satanic ritual to be performed at the Civic Center on Oct. 21.

According to the posting, "This is a church for any Satanist (modern or traditional) or anyone who is interested in Satanism. All members of the Left-Hand Path are welcome. Do (sic) to the nature of our religion and the herd's view of it, this site will remain private as to protect our members. For now, this church is for all things LHP. So, welcome witches and warlocks, answer the call of your Darkness."

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- cmccloy

Filed under: Satanism

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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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