Daily Dispatches

 
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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook, including Mindy Belz's "Globe Trot" reports and Warren Cole Smith's "Signs and Wonders."

Clerk summoned to court in Kentucky marriage license dispute

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Supreme Court | UPDATE: The federal judge who first ordered a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has summoned the clerk and her staff…

March for Life wins groundbreaking case against Obamacare

By Bob Brown
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | A federal court ruled yesterday the organization that runs the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., does not have to provide health insurance plans that…

Midday Roundup: Ligonier suspends R.C. Sproul Jr.

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Earthly consequences. Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul Jr. have parted ways temporarily after Sproul admitted he was connected to the Ashley Madison…

Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford…

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Religious Liberty | The genesis of property tax exemption for churches goes back to the book of Exodus. During the time of the Old Testament, the Egyptians exempted their…

Midday Roundup: Obama renames Mount McKinley on Alaskan trip

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Hello, Denali. President Barack Obama is officially renaming Mount McKinley to its traditional moniker, “Denali,” while on a visit to Alaska. Obama is…

Two more suspects sought in Bangkok bombing

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Thailand | Thai officials are looking for two more suspects in the bombing of a Hindu shrine Aug. 17. Police issued arrest warrants Sunday for an unnamed foreign man and…

Chicago sheriff wins first round in legal fight over Backpage sex ads

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | A Chicago judge last week sided with Sheriff Tom Dart in his fight with the classified website Backpage.com, ruling the outspoken lawman didn’t have to…

New U.S. Law of War Manual has media up in arms

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | A new Department of Defense manual on the law of war has some in the media concerned it gives license to military commanders to detain journalists as…

Dollars and Sense: Is the Wall Street roller coaster over?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Volatility high. Last week was a roller coaster on Wall Street. The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of the premium traders are willing to pay for protection…

Weekend Reads: Supporting the spread of the gospel

Weekend Reads: Supporting the spread of the gospel

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Books | Gospel Patrons: People Whose Generosity Changed the World (self-published, 2014) might seem aimed at an audience of wealthy people who are potential donors to…

Police make arrest in Bangkok bombing case

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Thailand | Authorities in Thailand arrested a man Saturday in connection with the deadly bombing at the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok on Aug. 17. The man, of unknown…

 
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