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Halo for Church Youth Groups

A few weeks ago, I saw an ad for Halo 3, the video game. I wondered if there would be a religion angle I could take for a story. Turns out youth pastors across the country had already thought of it. From a NY Times story:

David Drexler, youth director at the 200-member nondenominational Country Bible Church in Ashby, Minn., said using Halo to recruit was “the most effective thing we’ve done.”