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ISIS executes 35 Ethiopian Christians

Posted by Jamie Dean

ISIS | Islamic State militants reiterate war against ‘nation of the cross’ in harrowing video

Ellie Holcomb on the beauty of brokenness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | After starting a successful solo career, the singer-songwriter goes public with her imperfections

Shaken family

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Law | Josh Burns is one in a long line of parents jailed over shaken baby syndrome, an abuse diagnosis facing new scrutiny

Diamonds in the Shadowlands

Diamonds in the Shadowlands

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Baseball | As a new baseball season begins, a personal reflection of the past 50-plus

New documentary questions shaken baby cases

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Documentary | The Syndrome examines the questions some doctors are raising about abuse allegations that land parents and caregivers in jail

‘She let herself go’

‘She let herself go’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Years ago my next-door neighbor was showing me an old photo of a beautiful, slender woman. She offered this update of the woman, who happened to be her…

Losing their shirts

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Religious Liberty | Christian small-business owners across the country are under threat as gay activists try to force them to affirm homosexuality. This assault on religious…

A public sin dealt with publicly

A public sin dealt with publicly

By Bill Newton
Posted

Family | Private sins should be dealt with privately and public sins should be dealt with publicly. But what can you do when you have sinned publicly against those you…

Pleading for marriage before the Supreme Court

Pleading for marriage before the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Marriage | Defenders of traditional marriage file briefs ahead of this month’s oral arguments

Judge sets $135,000 fine for Christian bakers in discrimination case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | An Oregon judge today ordered former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in fines for declining to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian…

The wrong train

The wrong train

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Secularism is heading in a bad direction with some unsavory passengers

Child 44 portrays the rarest of heroes

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | Child 44 is a finely crafted portrayal of one man’s commitment to honor, love, and justice in Stalinist Russia. Tom Hardy splendidly executes the role of a…

Judge nixes Houston pastors’ petition for anti-bias policy vote

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Courts | HOUSTON—A Harris County district judge ruled Friday that plaintiffs fell 585 signatures short of the required count on a petition recalling a controversial…

Christian scientists: Darwinian planet-eating Earth theory hard to swallow

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Just as human babies often put things in their mouths and swallow them, researchers at Oxford University have developed a theory that, in its infancy, the…

Tim Tebow’s high-profile witness

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Sports | “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10, NKJV). I’m the sort of football fan whose loyalty follows the player,

Evangelical shell shock

Evangelical shell shock

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Culture | Pray for the strength to persevere in loving our neighbors in the face of acts of war

Hallmark card faith

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | Little Boy is well acted and well produced, but its theology is less than well

Pastor’s family wins $330M case against North Korea

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Human Rights | U.S. court orders Pyongyang to pay for abducting, torturing, and killing Kim Dong-shik

Your sin will find you out

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Sports | “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:3, ESV). I resonate with the psalmist on this one. Look at the…

Conservative event sparks pro-gay GOP angst

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religious Liberty | Log Cabin Republicans launch ‘bully movement’ after being denied exhibit space at the Western Conservative Summit

Archeologists denounce ISIS attempt to erase history at Nimrud

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

ISIS | ISIS continued its destruction of archaeological treasures and historic sites last week by obliterating a city that dates back to Genesis. A propaganda video…

Universal school breakfast programs give parents and teachers heartburn

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Education | Schools nationwide are serving more breakfasts than ever, and many have adopted policies offering all students the meal, regardless of their income level or…

New sibling study finds no vaccine-autism link

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Vaccinations | New research on autistic siblings, published this week in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , failed to find any association between autism…

Dollars and Sense: Are jobless claims bottoming out?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | A CEO resignation. The CEO of Angie’s List resigned last week, and there’s a story there. Bill Oesterle had been a co-founder and president of Angie’s…

Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

Phil Keaggy on Christian music, then and now

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The veteran guitar player talks about his talent and trusting God through the music industry’s changes

On Dekk for the NBA

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Wisconsin star will take his game and his faith to big leagues

Everybody’s problem

Everybody’s problem

By Joel Belz
Posted

Money | Self-published book will help Christians raise their money IQ

Is Eric Harris’ shooting death about race or incompetence?

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | Last Tuesday, Robert Bates, a 73-year-old white man who is a reserve deputy sheriff, turned himself in to law enforcement authorities in Tulsa, Okla. He is…

Israel at age 67: Slammed if you do, dead if you don’t

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Israel | In the fine movie Witness , an Amish child at a Pennsylvania railroad station at first thinks a bearded old Hassidic Jew in a dark, full-length coat is one of…

Kachin casualties

By Angela Lu
Posted

Burma | Burma has signed a cease-fire with opposing ethnic groups, but the fighting hasn’t stopped and diplomacy may be failing

Little Boy: A classic modern film

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Movies | There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy , in theaters April 24, could be a…

When hatred loses its object of hate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | We know what ISIS hates, but pray tell, what do they love? What are they for ? We know their zeal for beheading, but what do they look forward to after the last…

Greg & Mary Jane Grooms: Time to think

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | At Hill House in Austin, Texas, students have a place to consider big questions and true answers

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Education | “Don’t know much about history” —Sam Cooke It’s an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks, “What do you think about…

American Airlines–US Airways marriage gets FAA blessing

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways are celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal. The milestone came last week when the Federal Aviation…

Weekend Reads: Dealing with reason and reasons to persevere

Weekend Reads: Dealing with reason and reasons to persevere

By Caleb Nelson
Posted

Books | Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason By R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason  (Baker…

Midday Roundup: FBI busts would-be terrorists trying to join ISIS

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Death plot. The FBI arrested six people in San Diego and Minneapolis on Sunday for attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). The arrests…

Globe Trot: Countries respond to hundreds of migrant deaths at sea

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ITALY: Officials may mount targeted interventions with Libyan-based smugglers after the weekend’s devastating shipwreck killing…

Absolute relativism and missing marriage champions

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | This week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about a recent article in The New York Times about college students…

Diamonds in the Shadowlands

Diamonds in the Shadowlands

Posted by Marvin Olasky

Baseball | As a new baseball season begins, a personal reflection of the past 50-plus

Ellie Holcomb on the beauty of brokenness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | After starting a successful solo career, the singer-songwriter goes public with her imperfections

Greg & Mary Jane Grooms: Time to think

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | At Hill House in Austin, Texas, students have a place to consider big questions and true answers

Losing their shirts

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Religious Liberty | Christian small-business owners across the country are under threat as gay activists try to force them to affirm homosexuality. This assault on religious…

India’s Hindu nationalists cook up plan to ban bovine butchery

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

India | In Hindu-majority India, where it is a crime to slaughter female cows, many states have pushed for tighter restrictions on the sale and consumption of beef.

‘She let herself go’

‘She let herself go’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Years ago my next-door neighbor was showing me an old photo of a beautiful, slender woman. She offered this update of the woman, who happened to be her…

Little Boy: A classic modern film

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Movies | There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy , in theaters April 24, could be a…

Everybody’s problem

Everybody’s problem

By Joel Belz
Posted

Money | Self-published book will help Christians raise their money IQ

Phil Keaggy on Christian music, then and now

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The veteran guitar player talks about his talent and trusting God through the music industry’s changes

Waiting to break free

By Les Sillars
Posted

Cambodia | A trip through Cambodia reveals a corrupt but growing country still dealing with the effects of the Khmer Rouge and a culture of aid dependency

Christianity’s growth in Nepal includes celebrity convert

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | In the former Hindu kingdom of Nepal, nine out of 10 people have never heard the name of Jesus, according to Greg Kelley of World Mission. But the gospel is…

Shaken family

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Law | Josh Burns is one in a long line of parents jailed over shaken baby syndrome, an abuse diagnosis facing new scrutiny

Inner life

By James Marroquin
Posted

Medicine | We all have our own personal rainforest full of bacteria in our stomachs, and we haven't been taking care of them

American Airlines–US Airways marriage gets FAA blessing

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways are celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal. The milestone came last week when the Federal Aviation…

When hatred loses its object of hate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | We know what ISIS hates, but pray tell, what do they love? What are they for ? We know their zeal for beheading, but what do they look forward to after the last…

John Piper on homosexuality

By John Piper
Posted

Homosexuality | A thoughtful pastor’s teaching on what the Apostle Paul says about homosexual behavior in his letter to the Romans

The kids are not all right

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Sexuality | After being raised in same-sex households, some children, now grown, are risking the ire of aggressive gay activists by saying the same-sex parenting model is…

Josh Garrels’ latest album is a ‘blessing for the masses’

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | Singer-songwriter Josh Garrels admitted it took a while for the gospel to “sink in.” Throughout the haze of drugs and partying in his teen years, Garrels…

No halfway forgiveness

No halfway forgiveness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I will never forget the time I sinned against Mr. R.S. He will never forget it either, it seems. When I was confronted with my offense at a church function…

Skewed stats

By James Bruce
Posted

Religion | Most denominations aren’t wavering on marriage stance 

Judge sets $135,000 fine for Christian bakers in discrimination case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | An Oregon judge today ordered former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in fines for declining to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian…

‘For His good purpose’

By Jamie Dean
Posted

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

Archeologists denounce ISIS attempt to erase history at Nimrud

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

ISIS | ISIS continued its destruction of archaeological treasures and historic sites last week by obliterating a city that dates back to Genesis. A propaganda video…

Nancy Pearcey: Idol inspection

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Finding and destroying the things we put in place of God is the first step in developing a Christian worldview 

The wrong train

The wrong train

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Secularism is heading in a bad direction with some unsavory passengers

Kachin casualties

By Angela Lu
Posted

Burma | Burma has signed a cease-fire with opposing ethnic groups, but the fighting hasn’t stopped and diplomacy may be failing

A Wheaton discussion of homosexuality

By Marvin Olasky, Philip Ryken, Amanda Morris & Rosaria Butterfield
Posted

Sexuality | Former lesbian Rosaria Butterfield found controversy and opportunity on her recent visit to a Christian college campus

Pleading for marriage before the Supreme Court

Pleading for marriage before the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Marriage | Defenders of traditional marriage file briefs ahead of this month’s oral arguments

Department of Education: Title IX applies to transgender students

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Transgenderism | Schools that offer single-gender classes, from kindergarten through high school, must allow students to attend based on their declared “gender identity,”

Israel at age 67: Slammed if you do, dead if you don’t

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Israel | In the fine movie Witness , an Amish child at a Pennsylvania railroad station at first thinks a bearded old Hassidic Jew in a dark, full-length coat is one of…

On Dekk for the NBA

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Wisconsin star will take his game and his faith to big leagues

Scottish independence leader resigns after unity victory

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Britain | UPDATE (11:20 a.m. EDT): Alex Salmond, the Scottish politician who led the fight for independence announced today he is resigning his post as first minister…

Buying a bestseller

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | Is David Jeremiah another gifted pastor who has used what some say is an ethically dubious method to promote books?

Tim Tebow’s high-profile witness

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Sports | “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10, NKJV). I’m the sort of football fan whose loyalty follows the player,

John Piper on homosexuality, Part 2

By John Piper
Posted

Homosexuality | More ‘brilliant exposition’ from Romans, with helpful biblical counsel for homosexuals and parents

Poor whites need Jesus and justice too

Poor whites need Jesus and justice too

By Anthony Bradley
Posted

Religion | Evangelicals tend to focus on urban minorities instead of the largest percentage of Americans living under the poverty line

A class about nothing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Higher Education | Psychology professor offers intensive case studies of the imaginary

From science to scientism in the Obama era

From science to scientism in the Obama era

By John G. West
Posted

Science | An excerpt from the newly updated edition of John G. West’s Darwin Day in America

John Stonestreet on restoration and hope

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | One of Chuck Colson’s successors talks about God’s redemptive plan for the world

New documentary questions shaken baby cases

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Documentary | The Syndrome examines the questions some doctors are raising about abuse allegations that land parents and caregivers in jail

Christian scientists: Darwinian planet-eating Earth theory hard to swallow

Posted by Julie Borg

Science | Just as human babies often put things in their mouths and swallow them, researchers at Oxford University have developed a theory that, in its infancy, the…

A public sin dealt with publicly

A public sin dealt with publicly

By Bill Newton
Posted

Family | Private sins should be dealt with privately and public sins should be dealt with publicly. But what can you do when you have sinned publicly against those you…

Judge sets $135,000 fine for Christian bakers in discrimination case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | An Oregon judge today ordered former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in fines for declining to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian…

Evangelical shell shock

Evangelical shell shock

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Culture | Pray for the strength to persevere in loving our neighbors in the face of acts of war

ISIS executes 35 Ethiopian Christians

By Jamie Dean
Posted

ISIS | Islamic State militants reiterate war against ‘nation of the cross’ in harrowing video

Your sin will find you out

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Sports | “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:3, ESV). I resonate with the psalmist on this one. Look at the…

Losing their shirts

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Religious Liberty | Christian small-business owners across the country are under threat as gay activists try to force them to affirm homosexuality. This assault on religious…

Diamonds in the Shadowlands

Diamonds in the Shadowlands

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Baseball | As a new baseball season begins, a personal reflection of the past 50-plus

Shaken family

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Law | Josh Burns is one in a long line of parents jailed over shaken baby syndrome, an abuse diagnosis facing new scrutiny

New sibling study finds no vaccine-autism link

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Vaccinations | New research on autistic siblings, published this week in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , failed to find any association between autism…

New documentary questions shaken baby cases

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Documentary | The Syndrome examines the questions some doctors are raising about abuse allegations that land parents and caregivers in jail

The wrong train

The wrong train

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Secularism is heading in a bad direction with some unsavory passengers

Ellie Holcomb on the beauty of brokenness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | After starting a successful solo career, the singer-songwriter goes public with her imperfections

‘She let herself go’

‘She let herself go’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Years ago my next-door neighbor was showing me an old photo of a beautiful, slender woman. She offered this update of the woman, who happened to be her…

Midday Roundup: Bombing victims oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Plea for mercy. The parents of the youngest person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing have asked federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty for…

When hatred loses its object of hate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | We know what ISIS hates, but pray tell, what do they love? What are they for ? We know their zeal for beheading, but what do they look forward to after the last…

Conservative event sparks pro-gay GOP angst

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religious Liberty | Log Cabin Republicans launch ‘bully movement’ after being denied exhibit space at the Western Conservative Summit

Midday Roundup: U.S. kills American hostage in al-Qaeda strike

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Hostage deaths. A U.S. counterterrorism strike killed two Western hostages earlier this year, the White House said today. The military did not…

Absolute relativism and missing marriage champions

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | This week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about a recent article in The New York Times about college students…

Universal school breakfast programs give parents and teachers heartburn

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Education | Schools nationwide are serving more breakfasts than ever, and many have adopted policies offering all students the meal, regardless of their income level or…

Judge nixes Houston pastors’ petition for anti-bias policy vote

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Courts | HOUSTON—A Harris County district judge ruled Friday that plaintiffs fell 585 signatures short of the required count on a petition recalling a controversial…

I don’t want to die like Mozart

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Essay | Dr. Hake posed over his Norton Anthology of Literature in the September sun. It was one of those days he took our tiny college class outdoors, where ravens flew…

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Education | “Don’t know much about history” —Sam Cooke It’s an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks, “What do you think about…

Hallmark card faith

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | Little Boy is well acted and well produced, but its theology is less than well

The Armenian genocide in fiction and fact

The Armenian genocide in fiction and fact

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Persecution | Tomorrow is the centennial anniversary of the day Ottoman Turkish officials rounded up 250 Armenian leaders in Istanbul and began what’s now known as the…

Child 44 portrays the rarest of heroes

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | Child 44 is a finely crafted portrayal of one man’s commitment to honor, love, and justice in Stalinist Russia. Tom Hardy splendidly executes the role of a…

The ‘new’ Hillary Clinton

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Campaign 2016 | The video announcing Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy talks about “new beginnings” and includes the word “reinventing,” a…

Greg & Mary Jane Grooms: Time to think

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | At Hill House in Austin, Texas, students have a place to consider big questions and true answers

Tim Tebow’s high-profile witness

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Sports | “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10, NKJV). I’m the sort of football fan whose loyalty follows the player,

Brain scam

Brain scam

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Science | Mapping the brain won’t get us very far in understanding human motivation

Dollars and Sense: Are jobless claims bottoming out?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | A CEO resignation. The CEO of Angie’s List resigned last week, and there’s a story there. Bill Oesterle had been a co-founder and president of Angie’s…

No halfway forgiveness

No halfway forgiveness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I will never forget the time I sinned against Mr. R.S. He will never forget it either, it seems. When I was confronted with my offense at a church function…

Was sacrifice of Ramadi dead in vain?

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Iraq | “… that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain …” —Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address While the U.S. military in…

Kachin casualties

By Angela Lu
Posted

Burma | Burma has signed a cease-fire with opposing ethnic groups, but the fighting hasn’t stopped and diplomacy may be failing

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Air passengers can now use their electronic devices gate-to-gate, but in-flight Wi-Fi access may make planes vulnerable to hackers armed only with a lowly…

Pleading for marriage before the Supreme Court

Pleading for marriage before the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Marriage | Defenders of traditional marriage file briefs ahead of this month’s oral arguments

Free for all

Free for all

By Joel Belz
Posted

Free Speech | Absolutists on free speech can’t have it both ways, limiting some and not others

California’s drought denial

California’s drought denial

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Weather | Residents keep watering their lawns, but farmers are feeling the shortage

Applying a Christian worldview to the vaccination issue

Applying a Christian worldview to the vaccination issue

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Health | Digging deeper into the difficult questions surrounding this complicated debate

Israel at age 67: Slammed if you do, dead if you don’t

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Israel | In the fine movie Witness , an Amish child at a Pennsylvania railroad station at first thinks a bearded old Hassidic Jew in a dark, full-length coat is one of…

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