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A television program that promotes healing

By Cal Thomas
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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor  (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014) is James Smith’s clear explanation of a philosopher whose work…

Midday Roundup: Britain raises threat level amid fears terrorism will spread from Syria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heightened security. Conflict escalation in Iraq and Syria led Britain to raise its terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday. The new threat…

Marriage and race relations in the selfie generation

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the recent racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., and an

In with the old, out with the new at the Emmy’s

By Megan Basham
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Television | Recent research into U.S. television viewing habits has shown a growing enthusiasm for the medium. Younger viewers in particular say that fresh subject-matter…

Lessons learned from the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Amy Henry
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Culture | Earlier this week, 11-year-old Elenia walked into the living room to tell me that several of her friends had nominated her to participate in the now-viral Ice…

Are churchgoing Christians really succumbing to culture creep?

Are churchgoing Christians really succumbing to culture creep?

By Andrew Branch
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Culture | A couple’s sexual history is tied to their happiness in marriage, researchers with the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia said Tuesday.

Are we winning the abortion debate or just having more babies?

Are we winning the abortion debate or just having more babies?

By Kiley Crossland
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Abortion | Americans may be growing more pro-life because pro-life families are having more babies, according to a recent paper by two Northwestern University…

Critics throw cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Courtney Crandell
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Culture | In 2012, “Gangnam Style” parodies stormed the internet. In 2013, thousands posted videos of themselves convulsing to the “Harlem Shake.” But in 2014,

Is suicide ‘cowardly desertion’?

Is suicide ‘cowardly desertion’?

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | Late 19th century newspaper editors thought so

College recruiters: Social media missteps trump on-field skills

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Prudeness in social media is a wise choice for people of all professions. But in the world of sports, a tweet could make or break a career or stop it from…

Prepare yourself for cultural exile

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | After 350 years of Christian cultural dominance in America, church history professor Carl Trueman tells us what we should all know but have been reluctant to…

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