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Permanent marker

By Sophia Lee
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Culture | Once the domain of gangs and outcasts, tattoos have gone mainstream—including among Christians

AA spirituality offends both atheists and Christians

AA spirituality offends both atheists and Christians

By Julie Borg
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Religion | Fed up with the spirituality of traditional Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, a group called We Agnostics and Freethinkersis creating non-religious AA…

Web Reads: Secrets of the SAT and birthing new identities

Web Reads: Secrets of the SAT and birthing new identities

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Taking the test. Reporter Elizabeth Kolbert retakes the SAT as an adult so she can write about the experience as part of her discussion of  Debbie…

Midday Roundup: Boy Scouts caught between a mouse and a hard place

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Scouting’s woes. Walt Disney World is cutting grant funding to local Boy Scout troops in Florida over a policy that bans gay adults from serving as leaders.

Be careful, little eyes, what you see on the big screen

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Culture | When The Wolf of Wall Street was released, I put it on my Netflix list. After reading a few reviews, I took it off. The consensus was that director…

Gravity floats to the top

By Angela Lu
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Movies | Alfonso Cuaron’s mesmerizing look at space dominated this year’s Academy Awards with seven wins

Is this guy too white to pastor a multicultural church?

By Keith Miller
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Religion | “Am I too white to be your pastor?” That’s the question posed in a recent promotional campaign for River Pointe Church in suburban Houston. The church…

Web reads: Buy the bigger pizza!

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | NPR’s Planet Money discovers and charts this news you can use: “When you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the U.S., you see that you almost…

The mushy modern virtue of Tolerance

The mushy modern virtue of Tolerance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | We live in the fearful age of Tolerance. Everyone is watching everyone else to see if the other person is being tolerant. Those unfortunates who violate…

Midday Roundup: Detroit sacrifices pensions, saves art collection

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Debt ceiling. Detroit submitted its plan today to get out from under $18 billion in debt. Not surprisingly, city pensioners will face cuts of 34 percent for…

Houston heads, Houston tales

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | In researching the cover story in the issue of WORLD that went online this morning, I lived in Houston for a month, drove the city and suburbs with seven…

Signs and Wonders: Manipulated baptisms and Steven Furtick’s vision from God

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Preachers behaving badly. This has not been a good week for megachurch pastor Steven Furtick, of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C. We have previously…

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