Signs and Wonders

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Every Tuesday and Thursday, WORLD News Group Vice President Warren Cole Smith calls our attention to intriguing items in the news you may have overlooked.

Signs and Wonders: Doris Lessing’s true legacy

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Newsworthy | Less of Lessing. Nobel Prize–winning author Doris Lessing died this week, and she’s been praised for her writing, but it, in fact, produced a bitter fruit…

Signs and Wonders: Heroism, redefined

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Newsworthy | Rock hero or theologian? Rutgers University is planning a theology course based on Bruce Springsteen’s music. As a Springsteen fan, I am well…

Signs and Wonders: Crooked prosecutor now a convict, too

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Newsworthy | Prosecutor convicted. Last week in Texas, a former prosecutor and judge pleaded guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an…

Signs and Wonders: Americans on the move

Signs and Wonders: Americans on the move

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Newsworthy | Migration nation. Where is America headed, and I mean literally? By that I mean what cities are most attractive for Americans, and why? These are two of the…

Signs and Wonders: New Jersey family tests gay therapy ban

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Newsworthy | Not over yet. In August, New Jersey passed a law preventing licensed therapists from helping men and women with unwanted homosexual attraction overcome those…

Signs and Wonders: SBC sorry for offensive VBS

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Newsworthy | Rickshaw repentance. Every year the Southern Baptist Convention designs curriculum for Vacation Bible School. Every year the curriculum has a…

Signs and Wonders: The men with the most money won

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Newsworthy | Election post-mortem. The pundits are out in full throat today, deconstructing yesterday’s election. I will leave it to others to say what “lessons”

Signs and Wonders: Gay groups praise Boy Scouts over Gates’ new leadership role

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Newsworthy | Boy Scout developments. In an unusual move, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) tapped former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to be its next…

Signs and Wonders: Pass the popcorn and watch Obamacare fail

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Newsworthy | “Let Obamacare fail.” Home Depot billionaire Ken Langone added his voice to those in the GOP who think the way to defeat Obamacare is to—in his…

Signs and Wonders: The Tea Party gets some GOP competition

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Newsworthy | Unhappy with the tea party. It is not exactly a news flash that the mainstream of the Republican Party is unhappy with, perhaps even scared of, the Tea Party.

Signs and Wonders: Furtick defends expensive ‘gift from God’

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Newsworthy | Furtick’s non-apology. Charlotte, N.C., megachurch pastor Steven Furtick has been embroiled in controversy since news of his $1.7 million home went…

Signs and Wonders: One Nobel winner's conservatives ties

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Newsworthy | The company he keeps. When Eugene F. Fama won the Nobel Prize for economics on Oct. 14, the mainstream media discussed his research on the factors that…

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