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Philip Yancey: I work out my faith in print

Posted by Warren Cole Smith

Q&A | After 40 years as a Christian author, Yancey keeps coming back to the themes of suffering and grace

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Abortion | An excerpt from Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America

Worshiping home births

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

One abortionist’s painful path to life

One abortionist’s painful path to life

By Hannah Zarr
Posted

Abortion | It took the death of his own daughter to make Dr. Anthony Levatino realize abortions kill children

Teaching their sons to sever heads

By John Piper
Posted

Terrorism | Editor’s note: In the tradition of early British and American journalists who composed news poems that were printed rapidly and sold on streets for a penny,

Perseverance and hope through disability

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Life | Joni Eareckson Tada says the Martin Pistorius story should encourage Christians to advocate for the humanity of people mistakenly called ‘vegetables’

Direct hit

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | American Sniper should challenge thinking on both the right and the left

Obama: ‘The shadow of crisis has passed’

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

State of the Union | President paints glowing picture in second-to-last State of the Union Address

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
Posted

First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage cases

By Emily Belz
Posted

Marriage | The nation’s highest court will decide this term whether gay marriage must be legal in all 50 states

Does your city measure up to Indianapolis?

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Cities | Motivated by faith, many ministries in this Midwestern city bear fruit in their good works

Mosquitos carrying Chikungunya hitchhiking to the U.S.

By Julie Borg
Posted

Health | The Asian tiger mosquito, a species that carries the chikungunya virus, is likely hitchhiking its way from Panama toward North America inside cars and trucks,

The Sandusky problem is a Penn State problem

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Sports | You don’t have to be a college football fan to recall the nightmarish 2011 scandal at Penn State University: Some brave souls finally had the courage to…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

The news converging on Israel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Israel | On page 1 of yesterday’s newspaper there was a story about Yemen—and Israel. On page 4, a column about invitees to last night’s State of the Union…

Republicans abruptly drop abortion bill

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Congress | Thursday is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. To mark the occasion, thousand of…

Libraries are loaning out the internet

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Technology | As part of a one-year pilot program, some New York City library patrons can bring home internet access through one of the 10,000 high-speed hot spots the…

Revival in … France?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Mark Twain in 1883 projected the future of the Mississippi River, which has a way of shortening itself as water finds a way to go straight from one point to…

Fan favorites shut out of Oscar race

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | Some of this year’s best-loved films and the talent that made them got seriously snubbed

American Sniper triggers a social media firestorm

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Movies | American Sniper shattered opening weekend box office records, raking in $107.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the biggest take ever…

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

A time for sober reflection

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Race Issues | Forty-six years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, America still struggles with racial tension and divisions

‘We’re going to walk for the babies’

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Life | Families, church groups, and young people flood the National Mall for the annual March for Life

Unmappable threats

Unmappable threats

By Joel Belz
Posted

Culture | Americans have nobody but ourselves to blame for three destructive forces

Why anti-Christian violence broke out in Niger after Charlie Hebdo

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Africa | The brutality last weekend in the African nation of Niger garnered relatively little media attention, yet, 70 churches in the southern part of the country…

Year-long space flight is a precursor to Mars missions

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Space | In just over two months, an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut will rocket to the International Space Station on a year-long mission to help…

Mundane militants

By Emily Belz
Posted

Movies | Timbuktu offers a warning about life under Islamists

Supreme Court issues big religious freedom ruling for Muslim prisoner

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court delivered a unanimous ruling in favor of a Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a half-inch beard in an Arkansas prison, underscoring its broad…

Removing the rape and incest exceptions for abortion

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Abortion | Pro-lifers will gather tomorrow in Washington, D.C., to march for life. Jan. 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the landmark case in which the…

Midday Roundup: NSA infiltrates North Korean computer system

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | In the know. The U.S. government could identify North Korea as the perpetrator of the hack attack against Sony because the National Security Agency has been…

House vote small consolation to pro-lifers

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | The vote to defund abortions comes a day after lawmakers tabled a stronger bill

A decade of change

A decade of change

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Culture | A brave new lexicon for a disintegrating civilization

Farm team

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Jason Brown’s radical life change is touching more lives than he could have predicted

Schools invite kids to stay for supper

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | More schools across the country are serving students not just breakfast and lunch, but supper as well. Serving supper at school can help eradicate child…

Weekend Reads: Old and new pastoral advice

Weekend Reads: Old and new pastoral advice

By Caleb Nelson
Posted

Books | David Wilkerson: The Cross, the Switchblade, and the Man Who Believed By Gary Wilkerson with R.S.B. Sawyer David Wilkerson: The Cross, the Switchblade, and the

A widow’s reminder

A widow’s reminder

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Essay | I’ve started thinking about Barbara again—because I’m starting to feel like her. I knew the old woman summers ago, when I used to sit in her huge,

Under Obama’s new tax plan, everyone pays more

By Kent Covington
Posted

Economy | In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is expected to call for tax increases to pay for benefits for the poor and middle class, as…

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

Alabama marriage law struck down

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | A federal judge declared Alabama’s law defining marriage as between one man and one woman unconstitutional today ahead of the Supreme Court’s expected…

Perseverance and hope through disability

Posted by Courtney Crandell

Life | Joni Eareckson Tada says the Martin Pistorius story should encourage Christians to advocate for the humanity of people mistakenly called ‘vegetables’

Philip Yancey: I work out my faith in print

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | After 40 years as a Christian author, Yancey keeps coming back to the themes of suffering and grace

America’s most surprising military victory was also a win over prejudice

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

History | Two hundred years ago today, on January 8, 1815, the Battle of New Orleans ended with dramatic casualty numbers: 71 Americans vs. 2,042 British soldiers. You…

For one young couple, ‘the simple life’ meant starting out in a tent

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Personal Finance | While some might dream of downsizing and retiring to a simpler life—say to a 400-square-foot cabin in the woods—Mandy and Jeremiah Jones decided to start…

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Abortion | An excerpt from Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America

A decade of change

A decade of change

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Culture | A brave new lexicon for a disintegrating civilization

Unmappable threats

Unmappable threats

By Joel Belz
Posted

Culture | Americans have nobody but ourselves to blame for three destructive forces

Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage cases

By Emily Belz
Posted

Marriage | The nation’s highest court will decide this term whether gay marriage must be legal in all 50 states

Opening the door to the enemy

Opening the door to the enemy

By Darrow Miller
Posted

Islam | Self-loathing rooted in cultural relativism blinds the West to the dangers of Islamic terrorism

Our seared conscience on abortion

By Matt Chandler
Posted

Abortion | Because pro-abortion arguments are no longer rational, Christians, more than ever, need to repent, pray, vote, and get involved for the long haul

Recall the former days

Recall the former days

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My middle-age friend Kay told me about the time when, at age 18, she used her mother’s car to visit a friend, though the vehicle was not insured. She had an…

De Blasio asks high court to uphold ban on churches in schools

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a strange position. De Blasio has said repeatedly that he opposes the Bloomberg-era policy forbidding churches from…

Libraries are loaning out the internet

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Technology | As part of a one-year pilot program, some New York City library patrons can bring home internet access through one of the 10,000 high-speed hot spots the…

Vital parts of the body

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Roe v. Wade | God created persons with cognitive disabilities for a reason, and special needs ministries are showing how much they can enrich a church

Adoption obstacles

Adoption obstacles

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Lifestyle | Tough challenges face those addressing an international orphan crisis

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Poverty | Extreme poverty, dependency, and distrust plague the Navajo Nation, and secular solutions aren’t working

CNN gets coveted drone clearance in deal with FAA

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Technology | News giant CNN made its own headlines this week by teaming up with the FAA for research on commercial use of drones. CNN is now cleared to use camera-equipped…

What if France had the Second Amendment?

By Kent Covington
Posted

Gun Rights | Last week’s deadly shooting in Paris at the office of the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo is sparking renewed debate about gun control. France has strict gun…

Farm team

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Jason Brown’s radical life change is touching more lives than he could have predicted

More college campus cops are carrying guns

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Higher Education | Amid increased worries about school shootings and subsequent discussions on gun control, public universities are turning more and more toward arming campus…

Photographic evidence

Photographic evidence

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | Amazing advances in ultrasound technology make the pro-life case one mother at a time

Coffee crisis

Coffee crisis

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Plant problems send coffee production plunging

The news converging on Israel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Israel | On page 1 of yesterday’s newspaper there was a story about Yemen—and Israel. On page 4, a column about invitees to last night’s State of the Union…

Mundane militants

By Emily Belz
Posted

Movies | Timbuktu offers a warning about life under Islamists

Life and death

Life and death

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | An excellent guide for battling suicide

The rising tide of Muslim converts to Christianity

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | If you spend any time keeping up with the news, you know that radical Islam is a significant and destructive force in the world. David Garrison, does not…

Worshiping home births

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

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

A conversation with Bart Ehrman

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The author of How Jesus Became God talks about his critics and how he stopped believing in a God who intervenes and helps people

Good but not great

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | The Good Lie is a very good film that could have been better

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

Globe Trot: Europe’s long, slow-burning, radical fuse

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | FRANCE: The situation is changing rapidly in Paris, as gunmen involved in Wednesday’s terrorist attack appear to have taken hostages in the eastern part of…

Pro-abortion and proud of it

By Mary Jackson
Posted

Roe v. Wade | Social and media campaigns promote abortion without regrets, but sometimes a more complicated message slips out

Revival in … France?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Mark Twain in 1883 projected the future of the Mississippi River, which has a way of shortening itself as water finds a way to go straight from one point to…

Free market environmentalism

Free market environmentalism

By Alex Tokarev
Posted

Economy | I am not a goofy mother-nature-worshipping tree-hugger but I consider myself an environmentalist. I would not incite civil disobedience against the building…

Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Emily Belz
Posted

Movies | Exodus: Gods and Kings director Ridley Scott introduced his movie at its New York premiere by saying it was “the biggest movie I have made.” “Big”

After attack on church, Kenyan pastors request guns

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

International | Kenyan pastors have renewed calls to be allowed to carry firearms following the killing of a church official in Mombasa, but a lawmaker has rejected the plea.

Depression-era dishonesty

Depression-era dishonesty

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Roe v. Wade | The drive for abortion began not in the 1960s but in the 1930s

Journey of grace

Journey of grace

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | From lesbianism to the parking lot to church: An interview with author Rosaria Butterfield

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Television | “You should get out,” he said. “Leave me your phone number,” she said. “I’ll think about it.” The 2013 article by the Los Angeles Times outlined…

Worshiping home births

Posted by Janie B. Cheaney

Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

The last shall be dead?

The last shall be dead?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Roe v. Wade | Darwinism turns God’s pattern and promises upside down

A decade of change

A decade of change

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Culture | A brave new lexicon for a disintegrating civilization

Unmappable threats

Unmappable threats

By Joel Belz
Posted

Culture | Americans have nobody but ourselves to blame for three destructive forces

Republicans abruptly drop abortion bill

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Congress | Thursday is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. To mark the occasion, thousand of…

Direct hit

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | American Sniper should challenge thinking on both the right and the left

Removing the rape and incest exceptions for abortion

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Abortion | Pro-lifers will gather tomorrow in Washington, D.C., to march for life. Jan. 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the landmark case in which the…

A widow’s reminder

A widow’s reminder

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Essay | I’ve started thinking about Barbara again—because I’m starting to feel like her. I knew the old woman summers ago, when I used to sit in her huge,

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

The news converging on Israel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Israel | On page 1 of yesterday’s newspaper there was a story about Yemen—and Israel. On page 4, a column about invitees to last night’s State of the Union…

Recall the former days

Recall the former days

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My middle-age friend Kay told me about the time when, at age 18, she used her mother’s car to visit a friend, though the vehicle was not insured. She had an…

One abortionist’s painful path to life

One abortionist’s painful path to life

By Hannah Zarr
Posted

Abortion | It took the death of his own daughter to make Dr. Anthony Levatino realize abortions kill children

House vote small consolation to pro-lifers

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | The vote to defund abortions comes a day after lawmakers tabled a stronger bill

Obama: ‘The shadow of crisis has passed’

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

State of the Union | President paints glowing picture in second-to-last State of the Union Address

Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage cases

By Emily Belz
Posted

Marriage | The nation’s highest court will decide this term whether gay marriage must be legal in all 50 states

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Abortion | An excerpt from Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America

Philip Yancey: I work out my faith in print

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | After 40 years as a Christian author, Yancey keeps coming back to the themes of suffering and grace

American Sniper triggers a social media firestorm

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Movies | American Sniper shattered opening weekend box office records, raking in $107.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the biggest take ever…

The evidence we want

The evidence we want

By Joel Belz
Posted

Islam | Where on earth has the ‘beautiful religion’ of Islam created anything like an attractive society?

Coffee crisis

Coffee crisis

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Plant problems send coffee production plunging

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
Posted

First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Terror by the minute

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Islam | Across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East terrorist attacks unfolded seemingly simultaneously in January, a product of bigger, better-financed Islamic…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

Mundane militants

By Emily Belz
Posted

Movies | Timbuktu offers a warning about life under Islamists

Winston Churchill: A man for all times

By Cal Thomas
Posted

History | LONDON—It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago…

Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

By Bob Brown
Posted

Education | How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate…

Study: Staying married can help smooth out that midlife crisis

Study: Staying married can help smooth out that midlife crisis

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Marriage | Marriage, especially marriage between best friends, makes people happier in the long run, according to a new paper published in the National Bureau of…

‘We’re going to walk for the babies’

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Life | Families, church groups, and young people flood the National Mall for the annual March for Life

Farm team

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Jason Brown’s radical life change is touching more lives than he could have predicted

The serpent’s egg

The serpent’s egg

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Immigration | France’s walled-off immigrant populations have turned mischievous and murderous

Duke University cancels plans to broadcast Muslim call-to-prayer

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Religion | UPDATE: Duke University officials announced this afternoon they have canceled plans to allow the school’s Muslim Student Association to chant their…

China’s control over Hong Kong accelerates as economy slows

By June Cheng
Posted

China | Slowing economic growth. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest growth in 24 years. While the growth rate well exceeds that of other nations,

Fan favorites shut out of Oscar race

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | Some of this year’s best-loved films and the talent that made them got seriously snubbed

Kennedy’s way

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | Supreme Court’s record suggests it likely will rule to legalize gay marriage nationwide

CNN gets coveted drone clearance in deal with FAA

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Technology | News giant CNN made its own headlines this week by teaming up with the FAA for research on commercial use of drones. CNN is now cleared to use camera-equipped…

‘By our own hands’

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Islam | Egypt’s president makes a historic call for Islamic leaders to launch a ‘religious revolution’ aimed at ending radical jihadism in their midst

Black or White

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Movies | Rare is the movie that can eloquently address racial divisiveness without making us feel as if we just took our daily multivitamin—healthy but flavorless.

Relocating raccoons and other detainees

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Terrorism | Squirrels, rabbits, opossums, and raccoons are on my father’s enemies list. We have ridden quite a few vermin out of town in a cage, depositing them in…

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