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The Drop Box

Posted by Sophia Lee

Documentary | At its heart, The Drop Box is not a documentary about an incredible pastor, Lee Jong-rak, who founded South Korea’s first box for abandoned newborn babies.

Christians on the edge of extinction

By Ellen Vaughn
Posted

Iraq | Voices from Iraq call out in the wake of last summer’s ISIS invasion

The ISIS war against ‘the people of the cross’

By Jamie Dean
Posted

ISIS | The Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State militants were family men who died for their Christian faith

What makes millennials stay in church

What makes millennials stay in church

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religion | A new study confirms the importance of parents in fostering kids’ adult faith.

Pro-life doctors promote emergency abortion pill reversal kit

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | WASHINGTON—Andrea Minichini cried as she sat with her boyfriend in a New Jersey Planned Parenthood office last year. Eight weeks and one day into an…

Rebuilding Owosso

Rebuilding Owosso

By Marvin Olasky & Katie Mullin
Posted

Cities | Gordon Pennington returned to his Michigan hometown a new man ready to help create a renewed city

A surprisingly sedate Oscars

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | The biggest shocker from this year’s Academy Awards was its lack of offensive moments

Frank Turek on the faith of atheists

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The Christian apologist talks about the reasons people reject God in today’s culture

Understanding the enduring popularity of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Books | In February of 1867, a little girl named Laura Elizabeth was born in a small log cabin near Pepin, Wis. Some of her family lines went back to the 

Facebook, Twitter, and the Tower of Babel

Facebook, Twitter, and the Tower of Babel

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Screenwriter and communication professor Craig Detweiler on the theology of technology

The Dickensian tale of a North Korean orphan

By Sophia Lee
Posted

South Korea | Once a lonely teenaged troublemaker, Hyeon Cheon-yong found security and love in his new South Korean family

True lies

By Sophia Lee
Posted

North Korea | North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk has recanted important parts of his harrowing story, raising questions about what role trauma plays when it comes to…

Fifty Shades of Grey

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | A lot of statistics are being thrown around about Fifty Shades of Grey . The fastest-selling paperback in history. The first book to sell more than 1 million…

Small but special places

By The Editors
Posted

Cities | Little cities face big challenges but also engender great love

Ringing in the Year of the Sheep

By Angela Lu
Posted

Taiwan | The traditional Chinese New Year celebrations focus heavily on Buddhism, superstition, and ancestral worship

Court rules same-sex marriage rights trump florist’s religious beliefs

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | A Washington state judge ruled Wednesday that a Christian flower shop owner is required under state law to provide full services for same-sex wedding…

ISIS sweep

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Syria | Number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria mounts, may top 250

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | At Saturday morning coffee with the girls I realized why our country is not going to defeat ISIS. There is something about much of American Christianity’s…

Saving Kayla

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Terrorism | Mueller’s death was senseless unless we take more sensible moves against ISIS

In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

A Christian response to the brutality of ISIS

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religion | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the best way American Christians can respond to a video…

Race to the top

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | McFarland, USA takes a familiar formula and makes it shine

Gov. Scott Walker on discerning God’s will

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Presidential hopeful is waiting on God before he makes a decision about taking another stab at a White House run

Barnabas Aid director resigns after sexual assault conviction

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Courts | A British jury found Patrick Sookhdeo guilty of groping a female staffer and intimidating two witnesses

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Family | A lesbian couple in New Jersey may be forced to share parental rights with a sperm donor they used to conceive their 1-year-old son. Sheena and Tiara Yates…

Headscarf case offers religious liberty cover

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | The high court seems likely to rule against Abercrombie & Fitch and in favor of religious accommodation

Pentagon produces Benghazi docs—finally

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi | WASHINGTON—The Obama administration has finally released 486 pages containing information about the U.S. military response to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist…

Pastor: Kayla Mueller reflected God’s love

By Maria Baer
Posted

Terrorism | Family, friends, and strangers gather to honor the American aid worker killed by ISIS

Clarence Thomas vs. paternalistic racism

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Race Issues | Last night a family-oriented cop show, CBS’s Blue Bloods , had a subplot about a police executive pulling strings to help a grown son avoid the consequences of…

Christian leaders unite in call to prayer for persecuted church

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Persecution | An interdenominational, multicultural group of religious leaders is calling on Christians to set aside time for silence and prayer on Sunday in memory of…

Indiana’s political youth movement

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Politics | Under old conventional wisdom young political activists were idealistically liberal. Then they had life experience and turned conservative. These days several…

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?

New fern discovery pokes hole in evolutionary theory assumptions

New fern discovery pokes hole in evolutionary theory assumptions

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Evolutionary biologists have announced the recent discovery in France of a hybrid fern species they claim to be as exciting as discovering a manatee could…

Former Covenant Life Church leader convicted of child molestation

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Child Sexual Abuse | A Maryland jury found Nathaniel Morales guilty of five counts of child molestation today, bringing to a close a case that highlighted the responsibility…

Cable charade

Cable charade

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When hyperbole diminishes the plain meaning of words

‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, baseball fans: “I’m in the best shape of my life.” It’s that wonderful time of year when major leaguers…

Delta dividends

Delta dividends

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Cities | In a community where race still divides, leaders look for ways to unite and cultivate

Study: Same-sex parents just aren’t the same

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Family | Growing up in a homosexual household raises risk of childhood emotional problems, according to new research

Russell Wilson and the Fifty Shades backlash

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Movies | “[D]o not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and…

Turkey gets first Christian TV station

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Turkey | For the first time, millions of people in Turkey watching government-regulated satellite television will be able to find Christian programming. Shows created…

Buying a bestseller

Posted by Warren Cole Smith

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

What makes millennials stay in church

What makes millennials stay in church

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religion | A new study confirms the importance of parents in fostering kids’ adult faith.

Faith is the thing

Faith is the thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Believing in the absence of receiving

Christians on the edge of extinction

By Ellen Vaughn
Posted

Iraq | Voices from Iraq call out in the wake of last summer’s ISIS invasion

Understanding the enduring popularity of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Books | In February of 1867, a little girl named Laura Elizabeth was born in a small log cabin near Pepin, Wis. Some of her family lines went back to the 

Midday Roundup: GOP parades presidential hopefuls at CPAC

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Speech time. Conservative leaders and activists are gathering in Washington this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The lineup for…

Barnabas Aid director resigns after sexual assault conviction

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Courts | A British jury found Patrick Sookhdeo guilty of groping a female staffer and intimidating two witnesses

FCC ‘net neutrality’ vote won’t end regulation debate

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted yesterday to adopt broad regulatory power over Internet Service Providers (ISPs), large companies such as…

Globe Trot: ISIS attempts to rewrite history by pillaging Iraq’s museums

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ISIS has released a video showing its fighters smashing ancient artifacts in Mosul Museum. Now we may be thankful collections of similar artifacts from…

The nerd test

The nerd test

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Books | Are you a nerd? If you feel unsure, here’s a handy diagnostic: Do you work with and enjoy machines more than the average Joe? If you had written the…

‘Before turning the gun on himself’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Murder-suicide never becomes humdrum but it has become regular. The black comedy industry has noticed, and comedian Doug Stanhope titled his 2012 album Before

West Virginia legislature sends governor 20-week abortion ban bill

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The West Virginia state Senate passed a 20-week abortion ban earlier this week by an overwhelming 29-5 vote, sending the bill to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

New fern discovery pokes hole in evolutionary theory assumptions

New fern discovery pokes hole in evolutionary theory assumptions

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Evolutionary biologists have announced the recent discovery in France of a hybrid fern species they claim to be as exciting as discovering a manatee could…

Midday Roundup: ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Foreign fighter. Two news organizations have identified the ISIS executioner who appears in beheading videos and speaks with a British accent. The Washington

ISIS sweep

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Syria | Number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria mounts, may top 250

Indian official accuses Mother Teresa of conversion-mongering

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

India | Indian Nationalist leader Mohan Bhagwat is mad at Mother Teresa. The New York Times reportedthe leader of the nationalist RSS party proclaimed at…

Can Koreans learn to live together if North, South reunite?

By Sophia Lee
Posted

South Korea | “Success” is a relative term for North Korean refugees building a new life in South Korea. Defector Yoo Kwan-hee found “success” in economic stability…

Indiana’s political youth movement

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Politics | Under old conventional wisdom young political activists were idealistically liberal. Then they had life experience and turned conservative. These days several…

Gov. Scott Walker on discerning God’s will

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Presidential hopeful is waiting on God before he makes a decision about taking another stab at a White House run

Headscarf case offers religious liberty cover

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | The high court seems likely to rule against Abercrombie & Fitch and in favor of religious accommodation

Rubio urged to bow out of White House race

By Kent Covington & Mary Reichard
Posted

Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible candidates for president in 2016 its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a

Living in a freedom from religion era

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Religious Liberty | “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him” (Proverbs 26:4, NKJV). Constant vigilance! Atheists are determined to protect the…

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Family | A lesbian couple in New Jersey may be forced to share parental rights with a sperm donor they used to conceive their 1-year-old son. Sheena and Tiara Yates…

U.S. missionary snatched in Nigeria

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Missions | Masked gunmen kidnapped an American missionary in central Nigeria on Monday and are demanding $300,000 for her release. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary…

Midday Roundup: Former Marine gets life sentence for Chris Kyle’s murder

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Guilty. A Texas jury has sentenced Eddie Ray Routh to life in prison without parole for killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield in…

Government forces Christian refugee aid groups to give abortion referrals

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The Obama administration has issued interim final rules that require faith-based organizations to offer abortion referrals for unaccompanied child refugees…

Obama vetoes Keystone bill

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Politics | Making good on a threat issued weeks ago, President Barack Obama today vetoed a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It was the first…

Beyond fried chicken

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Race Issues | Last Thursday the president of Wright State University, along with the school’s dining hall vendor, apologized for a Black History Month menu that featured…

Frank Turek on the faith of atheists

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The Christian apologist talks about the reasons people reject God in today’s culture

Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Who loves America?

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Politics | Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat—and winning praise in some quarters—for remarks he made at a private dinner last…

The little deals we make

The little deals we make

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My father could talk about nutrition all day. He never fails to be excited by the latest health food discovery, and he always insists I stop what I’m doing…

Midday Roundup: ISIS takes more Christians hostage in Syria

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting Islamic State (ISIS) militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians after raiding…

Is the government greasing the skids for another housing slump?

By Kent Covington
Posted

Housing | On the whole, the housing market has regained much of the ground it lost in the 2008 financial crisis. Sales have been healthier each year for the past few…

Kenyan government announces measures to tame rogue preachers

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | Kenyan churches are protesting newly proposed rules that would regulate the registration and operation of religious organizations, part of a government…

Lawyer: Atlanta chief’s firing recalls the Red Scare

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Religious Liberty | The standoff between the City of Atlanta and its former fire chief highlights much more than an employer-employee disagreement. At stake is freedom of…

In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

Opening Arabia to business and peace

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Middle East | President Obama wants to fight ISIS with a jobs program, perhaps a New Deal for the Middle East. U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told…

Petition recount underway in Houston anti-bias policy fight

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Courts | HOUSTON—The attorney for a coalition of pastors fighting an anti-bias ordinance is cautiously optimistic a judge’s ruling on Friday will validate enough…

Pro-life doctors promote emergency abortion pill reversal kit

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | WASHINGTON—Andrea Minichini cried as she sat with her boyfriend in a New Jersey Planned Parenthood office last year. Eight weeks and one day into an…

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

Posted by Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | At Saturday morning coffee with the girls I realized why our country is not going to defeat ISIS. There is something about much of American Christianity’s…

Frank Turek on the faith of atheists

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The Christian apologist talks about the reasons people reject God in today’s culture

A surprisingly sedate Oscars

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | The biggest shocker from this year’s Academy Awards was its lack of offensive moments

What makes millennials stay in church

What makes millennials stay in church

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religion | A new study confirms the importance of parents in fostering kids’ adult faith.

Christians on the edge of extinction

By Ellen Vaughn
Posted

Iraq | Voices from Iraq call out in the wake of last summer’s ISIS invasion

Who loves America?

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Politics | Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat—and winning praise in some quarters—for remarks he made at a private dinner last…

Chris Cuomo: ‘Our rights do not come from God’

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Law | “… the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” — John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961 It isn’t…

Gov. Scott Walker on discerning God’s will

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Presidential hopeful is waiting on God before he makes a decision about taking another stab at a White House run

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Family | A lesbian couple in New Jersey may be forced to share parental rights with a sperm donor they used to conceive their 1-year-old son. Sheena and Tiara Yates…

The little deals we make

The little deals we make

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My father could talk about nutrition all day. He never fails to be excited by the latest health food discovery, and he always insists I stop what I’m doing…

Cable charade

Cable charade

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When hyperbole diminishes the plain meaning of words

Pastor: Kayla Mueller reflected God’s love

By Maria Baer
Posted

Terrorism | Family, friends, and strangers gather to honor the American aid worker killed by ISIS

Living in a freedom from religion era

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Religious Liberty | “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him” (Proverbs 26:4, NKJV). Constant vigilance! Atheists are determined to protect the…

Spreading the guilt

Spreading the guilt

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Culture | To blame ‘culture’ for a crime is to undermine justice

The Dickensian tale of a North Korean orphan

By Sophia Lee
Posted

South Korea | Once a lonely teenaged troublemaker, Hyeon Cheon-yong found security and love in his new South Korean family

Headscarf case offers religious liberty cover

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | The high court seems likely to rule against Abercrombie & Fitch and in favor of religious accommodation

True lies

By Sophia Lee
Posted

North Korea | North Korean escapee Shin Dong-hyuk has recanted important parts of his harrowing story, raising questions about what role trauma plays when it comes to…

West Virginia legislature sends governor 20-week abortion ban bill

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The West Virginia state Senate passed a 20-week abortion ban earlier this week by an overwhelming 29-5 vote, sending the bill to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Weekend Reads: Reconciliation and redemption

Weekend Reads: Reconciliation and redemption

By Maria Baer & Sharla Megilligan
Posted

Books | hand in Hand: The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice By Randy Alcorn Warriors in the long-suffering battle between Calvinists and…

‘Before turning the gun on himself’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Murder-suicide never becomes humdrum but it has become regular. The black comedy industry has noticed, and comedian Doug Stanhope titled his 2012 album Before

Are today’s students working too hard?

Are today’s students working too hard?

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Education | Today’s high school seniors party less and study more than their parents did. Most moms and dads might not think that’s a problem, but their kids do.

Opening Arabia to business and peace

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Middle East | President Obama wants to fight ISIS with a jobs program, perhaps a New Deal for the Middle East. U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told…

Saving Kayla

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Terrorism | Mueller’s death was senseless unless we take more sensible moves against ISIS

Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Court rules same-sex marriage rights trump florist’s religious beliefs

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | A Washington state judge ruled Wednesday that a Christian flower shop owner is required under state law to provide full services for same-sex wedding…

Race to the top

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | McFarland, USA takes a familiar formula and makes it shine

Beyond fried chicken

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Race Issues | Last Thursday the president of Wright State University, along with the school’s dining hall vendor, apologized for a Black History Month menu that featured…

ISIS sweep

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Syria | Number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria mounts, may top 250

Fifty Shades of Grey

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | A lot of statistics are being thrown around about Fifty Shades of Grey . The fastest-selling paperback in history. The first book to sell more than 1 million…

‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, baseball fans: “I’m in the best shape of my life.” It’s that wonderful time of year when major leaguers…

Midday Roundup: Former Marine gets life sentence for Chris Kyle’s murder

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Guilty. A Texas jury has sentenced Eddie Ray Routh to life in prison without parole for killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield in…

Facebook, Twitter, and the Tower of Babel

Facebook, Twitter, and the Tower of Babel

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Screenwriter and communication professor Craig Detweiler on the theology of technology

Dollars and Sense: Deconstructing a Greek drama

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Context. The big economic news around the world last week continued to be Greece. Back in 2012, Greece was on the brink of economic ruin and it looked like it…

Study: Same-sex parents just aren’t the same

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Family | Growing up in a homosexual household raises risk of childhood emotional problems, according to new research

Ukraine’s long winter

By Jill Nelson
Posted

Ukraine | Even with cease-fire and sanctions, the war that isn’t just won’t stop

The Drop Box

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Documentary | At its heart, The Drop Box is not a documentary about an incredible pastor, Lee Jong-rak, who founded South Korea’s first box for abandoned newborn babies.

The DUFF squanders a story worth telling

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | Popular high school quarterback Wesley (Robbie Amell) finds a beautiful person inside socially inept Bianca (Mae Whitman). In turn she discovers that his dumb…

Little League, big mess

Little League, big mess

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Inspiring Chicago baseball team loses title amid charges of fraud by the grown-ups

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors
Posted

Letters from our readers

U.S. missionary snatched in Nigeria

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Missions | Masked gunmen kidnapped an American missionary in central Nigeria on Monday and are demanding $300,000 for her release. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary…

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