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Shia LaBeouf’s profession of faith

Posted by Megan Basham

Religion | Did the actor find Christ while filming Fury , or was he just acting?

Is Islam a religion of peace?

Is Islam a religion of peace?

By Darrow Miller
Posted

Islam | The West’s definition of ‘peace’ differs dramatically from Islam’s

School shooter invited victims to lunch

By The Editors
Posted

Shooting | Three students remain hospitalized in Washington state, including two of the shooter’s cousins

What’s next for the Kermit Gosnell movie?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Filmmaker Phelim McAleer talks about the movie’s crowdfunding campaign and the process of getting started on production

Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering is sacred

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The beloved quadriplegic and disability activist takes the American church to task for trying to eliminate suffering from the Christian life

Houston to withdraw pastor subpoenas

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Religious Liberty | Mayor Annise Parker decided to drop the demands after meeting with a group of religious leaders

Telling biblical stories in Hollywood

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Heaven is For Real director Randall Wallace on picking projects with Christian values

Virtual games, real empathy

By Drew Dixon
Posted

Technology | Can video games help create cultural understanding and inspire evangelism?

House divided

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Middle East | An American couple faces Qatari imprisonment over a tragedy in their adoptive home 

City: Hitching Post exempt from anti-bias law

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religious Liberty | Coeur d’Alene gives ministers a faith-based pass but other businesses could still be at risk

Pilgrims passing through

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Author Carolyn McCulley says contentment can be elusive in singleness, or any area of life, because we are broken persons

Let it be seen in me

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Lifestyle | Bob Foster has lived in such a way that his lifestyle demands an explanation

Amazing Grace sets sail on stage

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Theater | John Newton’s life in musical form illustrates the cultural fruit of Christianity

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Science | Doubts about the adequacy of modern evolutionary theory to explain how living organisms change over time have increased in recent years, but mostly behind lab…

Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Refrocked. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to reinstate Pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked last December after…

I once was blind …

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Media | If an Ebola virus the size of a coyote came running at us, we could shoot it—but because it’s tiny, it can kill caregivers if they slip up even slightly.

Judge dismisses IRS targeting cases

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

IRS Scandal | Employees who improperly scrutinized conservative groups won’t be punished

Election 2014: Parties limp toward finish line

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Campaign 2014 | Republicans are in a good position, but voters are hardly optimistic

Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

Black pastor threatened for endorsing GOP candidate

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Campaign 2014 | I “came out” as a conservative when I started writing professionally and blogging more than 10 years ago, and I’ve received my share of critical emails…

Hollywood’s Bible movie craze

By Kent Covington
Posted

Movies | There was a time when the Bible played a starring role in the movie business. In 1956, Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments , starring Charlton Heston,

A wake-up call

A wake-up call

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Way too early in the morning I got a text from a woman I count among the outer circle of my friends. I reached for my cell in the dark and yanked out the…

Gracepoint

Gracepoint

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | The primary difference between the brilliant British series Broadchurch that aired on BBC America last year and the Americanized remake Gracepoint that premiered on…

Helping the suffering

Helping the suffering

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Books | In nearly every generation, the church learns again how to help the needy. David Apple of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia has stepped forward for…

Getting to the bottom of the Benghazi cover-up

By Jim Henry
Posted

Q&A | While Benghazi may be absent from the headlines, the investigation into unanswered questions surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya is ongoing. The…

Who owns you, baby?

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Campaign 2014 | You’re so controlling. You never listen to what I say … Why is it always  my  fault? Feminist campaign rhetoric around election time is like listening…

Who vs. whom

Who vs. whom

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Thank God He made people with different gifts. If everyone in the world had my particular gift set, there would be no technology: We would all be walking to…

A self-defense ministry that could save lives

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Crime | About every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Women’s self-defense instructor…

The 7th betrayal

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

History | As safe financial havens for corrupt leaders, the United States and others share some blame for Balkan problems

Thank God for angels

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When my son J was a little boy, he nearly drowned in the neighbor’s pool, lured into the deep end by a tantalizing floating inner tube. I jumped in (fully…

Cold shoulder

Cold shoulder

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Poll: Americans don’t trust scientists

Majority of teens who date experience abuse

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Relationships | Teen dating violence is on the rise, according to a nationwide study published last week. Experts say the latest numbers reveal a startling culture of…

‘We loved Oscar, and he loved us’

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | A man expressing love for another man in Western culture isn’t popular, unless it has sexual overtones. True, brotherly love has become an almost foreign…

Toys R Us pulls drug-dealer action figures from shelves

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Culture | It’s a tug-of-war over toys. And it’s not the kids who are spatting—it’s the adults. Early last week, a Florida mom successfully petitioned Toys R Us…

Bob Foster’s ordinary but effective evangelism

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Religion | When I first interviewed 94-year-old Bob Foster I thought I could glean some interesting historical tidbits about the post–WWII days of evangelicalism (see…

Polish priest kidnapped amid Central African Republic conflict

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | A Polish priest who has worked in Central African Republic (CAR) since 2009 was kidnapped Oct. 12 by a splinter rebel group that wants to exchange him for…

Globe Trot: No freedom for Chibok’s captive schoolgirls

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | NIGERIA: More than a week after the Nigerian government announced the terrorist group Boko Haram had agreed to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped…

An Election Day homily

An Election Day homily

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Campaign 2014 | In our intrinsically disordered condition, how much government do we need?

North Dakota high court reinstates RU-486 regulations

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | North Dakota’s Supreme Court voted Tuesday to overturn a lower court’s decision striking down a 2011 law regulating the abortifacient RU-486.  North…

Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Is Islam a religion of peace?

Is Islam a religion of peace?

Posted by Darrow Miller

Islam | The West’s definition of ‘peace’ differs dramatically from Islam’s

Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering is sacred

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The beloved quadriplegic and disability activist takes the American church to task for trying to eliminate suffering from the Christian life

Let it be seen in me

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Lifestyle | Bob Foster has lived in such a way that his lifestyle demands an explanation

Faulty connections

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Relationships | Technology gives us only the illusion of the relationships we need

Shia LaBeouf’s profession of faith

By Megan Basham
Posted

Religion | Did the actor find Christ while filming Fury , or was he just acting?

Amazing Grace sets sail on stage

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Theater | John Newton’s life in musical form illustrates the cultural fruit of Christianity

Pilgrims passing through

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Author Carolyn McCulley says contentment can be elusive in singleness, or any area of life, because we are broken persons

Small wonders

Small wonders

By Kara Tippetts
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Abounding in love means embracing daily grace

Art at the center of life with Down syndrome

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Lifestyle | People with different ability levels need the arts, and the arts need them, too

The fall of Harvard

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Education | They say the Enlightenment is what caused Christian colleges like Harvard, Williams, Bowdoin, Middlebury, and Amherst to fall from grace. I have never…

Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

An Election Day homily

An Election Day homily

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Campaign 2014 | In our intrinsically disordered condition, how much government do we need?

The 7th betrayal

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

History | As safe financial havens for corrupt leaders, the United States and others share some blame for Balkan problems

A tale of two colleges

By Sophia Lee & Angela Lu
Posted

Higher Education | Two Christian colleges, both founded in 1906, both about the same size, have gone in different directions

House divided

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Middle East | An American couple faces Qatari imprisonment over a tragedy in their adoptive home 

‘For His good purpose’

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Persecution | American pastor Saeed Abedini pens a letter to his daughter from an Iranian prison

Universities plead with students to graduate in four years

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Higher Education | The University of Akron is using infomercial-style videos to talk students into taking 15 credit hours per semester. Graphics and sound effects emphasize…

American theology in disarray, survey shows

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religion | A recent survey by Ligonier Ministries shows how inexact the label “Christian” can be. Among Americans, 77 percent say they are Christian. But what does…

Point-counterpoint: Father Abraham’s children

By Andrée Seu Peterson & John Piper
Posted

Religion | Should evangelicals support the state of Israel because it has a divine right to the land? Andrée Seu Peterson and John Piper have different perspectives

The Green Prince

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Documentary | Of all unlikely people to feel brotherly love, the unlikeliest might be an Israeli intelligence agent and the son of a Hamas leader. Israel and Hamas have…

A self-defense ministry that could save lives

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Crime | About every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Women’s self-defense instructor…

Houston to withdraw pastor subpoenas

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Religious Liberty | Mayor Annise Parker decided to drop the demands after meeting with a group of religious leaders

Dallas nurse declared Ebola-free

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
Posted

Ebola Virus | Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating the only U.S. patient to die of the deadly virus, is cured and was released today from the…

How many Christians live in Hong Kong?

By June Cheng
Posted

China | After my last article, “Decisive Moment,” some readers questioned this line: “Christians make up about one-fifth of Hong Kong’s population.” Hong…

Uncommon pushback

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Back to School | With a rebellion growing, Common Core no longer looks inevitable

Harvest Bible Chapel sorry for church discipline

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religion | Three former elders censured publicly say they accept pastor James MacDonald’s apology

Course reversal

Course reversal

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Biography | A short story, a grand canyon, and a 180-degree turn to the realization that not a college falls to earth apart from the will of our heavenly Father

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors
Posted

News | Sand shots Using panoramic Trekker cameras mounted on top of cars, Google has photographed much of the developed world by driving up and down streets taking…

Polish priest kidnapped amid Central African Republic conflict

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | A Polish priest who has worked in Central African Republic (CAR) since 2009 was kidnapped Oct. 12 by a splinter rebel group that wants to exchange him for…

A stack of prayers

A stack of prayers

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Lately I’ve taken up the habit of praying through index cards. My college lit professor did this, endlessly walking around the campus pond praying for our…

Loving as you know how

Loving as you know how

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | True confessions. My great fear in life is that I do not love people. This is not self-deprecation but a clear-eyed self-evaluation buttressed by a track…

‘We loved Oscar, and he loved us’

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | A man expressing love for another man in Western culture isn’t popular, unless it has sexual overtones. True, brotherly love has become an almost foreign…

Virtual games, real empathy

By Drew Dixon
Posted

Technology | Can video games help create cultural understanding and inspire evangelism?

Study: Music really does make kids smarter

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Education | Music makes you smarter. That’s the conclusion from a recent study of children who spent at least two years learning to play a musical instrument at The…

One toke over the line?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Law | State laws on marijuana are changing rapidly, but it may be too much too soon

Why Christian education

Why Christian education

By Jim Drexler
Posted

Education | Training and nurturing covenant children while preparing them for ‘works of service’

A charged spiritual zone

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | On a recent Saturday I was with a group of 25 women who were strangers to me. The “ice-breaker” assignment was to find four things we had in common with…

Growing on the farm

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Hope Award | West region winner Jubilee Leadership Academy offers troubled boys a new beginning amid apple orchards

Going viral

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Ebola Virus | As Ebola rapidly spreads in West Africa, Christian aid workers are risking their lives on the front lines

Balkan betrayal, again and again

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

History | In a region long used as a pawn by great powers, reformers have reason to be suspicious of the West

Is Islam a religion of peace?

Is Islam a religion of peace?

Posted by Darrow Miller

Islam | The West’s definition of ‘peace’ differs dramatically from Islam’s

Who vs. whom

Who vs. whom

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Thank God He made people with different gifts. If everyone in the world had my particular gift set, there would be no technology: We would all be walking to…

Toys R Us pulls drug-dealer action figures from shelves

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Culture | It’s a tug-of-war over toys. And it’s not the kids who are spatting—it’s the adults. Early last week, a Florida mom successfully petitioned Toys R Us…

The 7th betrayal

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

History | As safe financial havens for corrupt leaders, the United States and others share some blame for Balkan problems

Heroism at a moment’s notice

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Canada | You hear gunshots. You look in the direction of the sound and see people scattering. Your attention is now focused on what you are sure is a developing crisis…

Who owns you, baby?

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Campaign 2014 | You’re so controlling. You never listen to what I say … Why is it always  my  fault? Feminist campaign rhetoric around election time is like listening…

Joyful noise

By Arsenio Orteza
Posted

Music | U2 pans for wisdom in Songs of Innocence

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Science | Doubts about the adequacy of modern evolutionary theory to explain how living organisms change over time have increased in recent years, but mostly behind lab…

Let it be seen in me

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Lifestyle | Bob Foster has lived in such a way that his lifestyle demands an explanation

American theology in disarray, survey shows

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religion | A recent survey by Ligonier Ministries shows how inexact the label “Christian” can be. Among Americans, 77 percent say they are Christian. But what does…

If Walker wins in Wisconsin, the White House could be next

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
Posted

Campaign 2016 | This article is the 15th in the White House Wednesday series   by The World and Everything in It  looking at potential 2016 candidates for president.

New HHS contraceptive rules for nonprofits fail court test

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | A federal judge in Florida ruled the Obama administration’s latest exemption policy for nonprofit organizations that object to the contraceptive mandate…

Judge dismisses IRS targeting cases

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

IRS Scandal | Employees who improperly scrutinized conservative groups won’t be punished

Behind God’s frowning providence

Behind God’s frowning providence

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I know the story of Ruth by heart because I listened to its corresponding Adventures in Odyssey episode at least 20 times during my childhood. My brother and…

A wake-up call

A wake-up call

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Way too early in the morning I got a text from a woman I count among the outer circle of my friends. I reached for my cell in the dark and yanked out the…

House divided

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Middle East | An American couple faces Qatari imprisonment over a tragedy in their adoptive home 

Getting to the bottom of the Benghazi cover-up

By Jim Henry
Posted

Q&A | While Benghazi may be absent from the headlines, the investigation into unanswered questions surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya is ongoing. The…

Dead men hanging in Glenside

Dead men hanging in Glenside

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Culture | It’s October again and there are dead men hanging all over Glenside, especially in the artsy district. They are slumped, they are impaled, they are tethered…

Sam Harris vs. Ben Affleck

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Islam | Last month I gave one cheer for Sam Harris, the atheist author who wrongly excoriates Christianity but defends Israel and realistically criticizes Islam. This…

Who is confined?

Who is confined?

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Religion | Those who attack Christianity do so from an unenviable place

Telling tales of heroes

Telling tales of heroes

By Amy Henry
Posted

Education | A few weeks ago I gave my students “All About Me” posters with one section titled, “My Hero.” This proved most difficult for the kids to fill out.

The D-word is coming to a campus near you

By Josh Good
Posted

Religious Liberty | Colleges continue to kick Christian clubs off campus for ‘discrimination’ in leadership

City: Hitching Post exempt from anti-bias law

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religious Liberty | Coeur d’Alene gives ministers a faith-based pass but other businesses could still be at risk

Surgeons heal a paralyzed man with nose cells

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Four years ago, 38 year-old Darek Fidyka was stabbed repeatedly in a brutal attack that severed his spinal chord and left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Universities plead with students to graduate in four years

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Higher Education | The University of Akron is using infomercial-style videos to talk students into taking 15 credit hours per semester. Graphics and sound effects emphasize…

Cargo spaceship explodes on takeoff

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Space | An unmanned cargo ship bound for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after liftoff tonight in the first major disaster to strike the…

Black pastor threatened for endorsing GOP candidate

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Campaign 2014 | I “came out” as a conservative when I started writing professionally and blogging more than 10 years ago, and I’ve received my share of critical emails…

Insuppressible truth

Insuppressible truth

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Untruths, cover-ups, and falsifications cannot last in the long run, but the truth is unkillable. Proverbs is not poetic but a promise you can take to the…

The IRS gets off easy in conservative targeting scandal

By Mary Reichard
Posted

IRS Scandal | Reining in government agency overreach concerns everyone, and the recent dismissal of taxpayers’ lawsuits against the IRS disappointed many people. One of…

Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Gracepoint

Gracepoint

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | The primary difference between the brilliant British series Broadchurch that aired on BBC America last year and the Americanized remake Gracepoint that premiered on…

Gotham

By Samuel James
Posted

Television | Batman fans bemoaning the current gap between Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the upcoming Ben Affleck–powered Superman v Batman film will take…

Shia LaBeouf’s profession of faith

By Megan Basham
Posted

Religion | Did the actor find Christ while filming Fury , or was he just acting?

Majestic, messy Montana

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Politics | One of the most colorful Senate races this year features an ‘anarchist at heart’ running against a mild-mannered congressman amid a stunning, picturesque…

Cold shoulder

Cold shoulder

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Poll: Americans don’t trust scientists

Will Puerto Rico take marriage to the Supreme Court?

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Marriage | A federal judge in Puerto Rico last week affirmed an existing marriage law after dozens of others have gone the opposite way in the past year. Puerto Rico is…

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

By Amy Henry
Posted

Education | In the past couple of decades, memorization, aka “rote learning,” has become as unpopular an educational method as the use of the paddle. Rote learning…

Helping the suffering

Helping the suffering

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Books | In nearly every generation, the church learns again how to help the needy. David Apple of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia has stepped forward for…

Point-counterpoint: Father Abraham’s children

By Andrée Seu Peterson & John Piper
Posted

Religion | Should evangelicals support the state of Israel because it has a divine right to the land? Andrée Seu Peterson and John Piper have different perspectives

An Election Day homily

An Election Day homily

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Campaign 2014 | In our intrinsically disordered condition, how much government do we need?

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