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Signs and Wonders: Morality training without a moral foundation

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Good habits, but inadequate theology.Schools around the country are beginning to use Stephen Covey’s  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Signs and Wonders: Does the U.S. really need to buy more stuff?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Don’t raise debt ceiling? Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is saying there’s no need to raise the debt ceiling, and he has an interesting argument. The reason we…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Megan Basham
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Television | If you’ve been mourning the end of the summer blockbuster season with its strapping superheroes, explosive stunts, and snappy one-liners, then ABC has good…

Signs and Wonders: Breaking Bad and abiding justice

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Box office breather. It was another slow weekend at the box office. The top 12 movies grossed less than $100 million, 10 percent less than the same weekend…

Critics: Emmys not ‘diverse’ enough

By La Shawn Barber
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Television | I regularly watch a handful of TV shows and couldn’t care less whether they or their actors win awards. Although I haven’t watched an awards show in…

Awards show with an agenda

By Megan Basham
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Television | Conventional wisdom has it that we’re in the midst of a new golden age of television, and that cable and network series are the “new movies.” If…

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

By Megan Basham
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Television | Arguably Hollywood’s most time-honored tactic for injecting a sense of the mystical and mysterious into a production is borrowing from the Bible. Sometimes…

God and America’s Got Talent finals

By Andrew Branch
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Television | When NBC’s America’s Got Talent kicks off its season finale tonight, tenor trio Forte will compete for the $1 million prize. But it’s not just their…

Signs and Wonders: A good deal for everyone but taxpayers

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Insurance abuses. Insurance is one of the great ideas in human history. Though some limited forms of insurance have existed for thousands of years, the modern…

Marvelous mystery

By Megan Basham
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Television | Sharp writing and superb acting may make Broadchurch the next big British TV import

Foyle’s War

Foyle’s War

By Emily Whitten
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Television | It doesn’t take a sleuth to discover why British mystery series Foyle’s War has made it to an eighth season on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater . For a decade now,

Are we trading ‘street corners’ for social media with Miley Cyrus prayer pleas?

By Barnabas Piper
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Technology | By now nearly everyone has heard about, read about, or seen the provocative performance by Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at last weekend’s MTV Video Music…

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