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UMC bishop ‘resolves’ same-sex wedding case, by dropping it

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Religion | A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex wedding.

Bucket List Books: <em>The Confessions</em> of St. Augustine

Bucket List Books: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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Books | I have found that, aside from Scripture, nothing I read or hear strengthens my heart like the testimony of someone who has gone before me. Whether it is the…

A yellow light on Utah’s road to Splitsville

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Marriage | In response to the growing number of children growing up with separated or divorced parents, a lawmaker in Utah is hoping to reduce divorce rates in his state…

Bucket List Books: Tolstoy’s <em>Death of Ivan Ilyich</em>

Bucket List Books: Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Ilyich

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Books | With the Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi the past two weeks, it’s a good time to reflect on the fact that some of the world’s best novelists come…

Church of England clings to traditional marriage despite ‘new reality’ of gay unions

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Marriage | The Church of England released new guidelines last week that forbid priests from blessing same-sex weddings, or marrying same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage…

Brain-dead Canadian woman kept alive to save her baby

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Health | Just a week after a Texas man won his fight to have his pregnant wife removed from life support, a Canadian man is hoping doctors can keep his wife alive long…

Bucket List Books: Why Christians should read Homer

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Books | Before now, this series focused primarily on Christian classics. But I’m going to interrupt our regularly scheduled program for some pre-Christian classics…

Mystery code reveals dying grandmother’s prayers

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Newsworthy | When a brain tumor robbed Dorothy Holm of  her ability to speak, she began filling index cards from edge to edge with seemingly random sequences of…

Abortionist under investigation for failing to report statutory rape

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Abortion | An Indiana abortionist is facing criminal charges after failing to report the statutory rape of a 13-year-old patient, a Class B Misdemeanor according to…

Bucket List Books: Charles Williams’ <em>Descent into Hell</em>

Bucket List Books: Charles Williams’ Descent into Hell

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Books | I am going to be completely up-front with you. I went back and forth on whether to review Charles Williams’ Descent into Hell . Frankly, it’s weird . There’s…

Can MTV teach teens to be responsible?

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Television | Television is often blamed for encouraging harmful ideas and habits in society. But is it possible for mainstream TV to be a force for good? A new study…

Bucket List Books: The poetry and prose of John Donne

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Books | This week’s column takes a slight turn from fiction and non-fiction books to look at two easily overlooked genres of great Christian literature: poetry and…

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