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Waking up to a changed America

Waking up to a changed America

By J. Paul Nyquist
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Books | American Christians find themselves living in an increasingly hostile environment. An excerpt from a WORLD Book of the Year runner-up

Tempted to borrow more money?

Tempted to borrow more money?

By Bill Newton
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Finance | A married couple sat down with me for financial counseling and asked, “The television ad said we could qualify for a mortgage of 100 percent of the value of…

When the culture equates dissent with bigotry

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to get marriage licenses, I talked this week with John Stonestreet of the Chuck…

Sports: Live-action lessons on life

Sports: Live-action lessons on life

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Every day I think about sports. Yes, I think about them as a fan. (The Minnesota Twins just called up their best power-hitting prospect!) But in a more…

Praying for peaches

Praying for peaches

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father hasn’t done well with the cherry tree this year. My husband looked up the symptoms and it seems a fungus that goes for pitted fruit is the…

Government suspects airline collusion keeping ticket prices high

By Abby Reese
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Business | The U.S. government is investigating four major airlines for colluding to limit available seats to keep prices high. On Tuesday, American, Delta, Southwest,

Cuban-Americans in Congress balk at embassy plans

By Katlyn Babyak
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Cuba | The U.S. State Department and the Cuban government declared Wednesday that they would re-establish embassies in Cuba and Washington, D.C., but President…

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, will no longer allow their cards be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com, a website accused of facilitating sex…

Couples sue Christian clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | Four Kentucky couples—two heterosexual and two homosexual—have sued a county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to them. “My conscience will…

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Former one-term U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia made a low-key entry into the Democratic presidential race today with an announcement on his campaign website.

The uncharted legal territory of same-sex marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Law professors and historians are weighing in on how to balance the newly declared legal right of same-sex couples to marry with the right to religious…

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