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How Bible-believing journalism fits within the American system of government and how it makes reporters watchmen of bad news and tellers of good news
Surviving the statistics
Sam and Mary Ester Council defied the odds to flourish together for 42 years, and counting
Melinda Gates to speak at pro-abortion conference
Almost a year after Melinda Gates stressed that her organization supported contraceptives, not abortions, at the Summit on Family Planning in London, she will speak at the Women Deliver conference alongside a late-term abortionist and a pro-infanticide philosopher. Women Deliver, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a global conference on maternal health, with at least four workshops on providing “safe” abortion for more women around the world. Gates will present a talk about her
Globe Trot: Al-Qaeda hasn't gotten Obama's memo about ending the War on Terror
President Barack Obama defended his use of unmanned drones and at the same time warned against using drones as “a cure-all for terrorism.” In a Thursday speech to the National Defense University, the president also clarified U.S. policy regarding the targeting of U.S. citizens in drone strikes and declassified information surrounding the targeting of American Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. The president repeated his intent to declare a unilateral end to the war on terrorism: “But
Read about abortion reality, if you dare
Discussions of abortion are sometimes high up the ladder of abstraction, with terms like “pro-choice” and “a woman’s right to choose” thrown around. Here’s part of yesterday’s testimony before a congressional committee of Dr. Anthony Levatino, a New Mexico pro-life physician who once was an abortionist with 1,200 killings to his discredit. Then his daughter died in an auto accident, and he changed his views and stopped doing abortions. Now he tells the truth with specific
Are sports as worthy as the arts?
A few weeks ago I was a guest on Desiring God’s Behind the Blog podcast , where we talked about sports and Christianity. I was asked whether sports are of less value than the arts because of all the formulated rules inherent in these mere games? In other words, are sports phony or contrived man-made ventures less worthy of thought and energy than the arts? All creative endeavors, at least the good ones, have rules and limitations. Painters have a color palette and a medium in which they
Midday Roundup: ‘Miraculous’ survival in Washington bridge collapse
Bridge collapse. Washington state officials heaved a big sigh of relief Thursday night after finding no fatalities following the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge across the Skagit River. The bridge suddenly fell into the water around 7 p.m., plummeting two vehicles into the icy water. Rescue crews quickly pulled survivors to shore. If the bridge had collapsed just hours earlier, at the peak of rush hour, the end result could have been more tragic. The state trooper who arrived first on
Psychologists blame ‘emerging adulthood’ on the bad economy but Christian leaders say prolonged adolescence can—and should—be avoided
Christian preacher gets rock star reception in Communist Vietnam
Thousands of Vietnamese filled the soccer stadium in their Communist-ruled country, and millions more watched from home, as an Australian evangelical preacher approached the stage to deliver his inspirational, and unprecedented, message. “Do you know why I love God?” Nick Vujicic asked a young girl on stage who, like him, was born without arms and legs. “Because heaven is real. And one day when we get to heaven, we are going to have arms and legs. And we are going to run, and we are
Dollars and Sense: One roller coaster week
An unexpected week. This week—with its quiet beginning and volatile middle and end—was not the kind of week most of us expected. On Monday, stocks traded in a fairly narrow range. The mood on Wall Street was upbeat, especially on news that Yahoo had offered $1.1 billion for Tumblr. Lots of analysts are now predicting that this deal indicates that cash sitting on balance sheets will not get back in the game. If that happens, it will be good for the M&A market, and good for the
Lord, open my eyes
Today I saw three cardinals during my morning walk. No, this is not a column about Roman Catholic bishops. The cardinals in question are the avian kind, and they have come to be a part of God’s “love language” to me, for no other reason than because He knows I like to see them, so He sends them. At least I have chosen to believe, by faith, that these cardinal sightings are not accidental, but their pleasure to me is known by God, and so it if it known by God then it is sent by God.
Signs and Wonders: Gay marriage advocates fight the battle to lose the war on immigration reform
Silly me. Earlier this week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., tried to tack on an amendment to the immigration bill that would allow an American citizen’s foreign-born, same-sex “spouse” the ability to become a citizen. The amendment was apparently an attempt to pander to the pro-homosexual wing of the Democratic Party, because after allowing some debate, Leahy did not call for a vote on the measure. He knew that if the amendment, by some fluke,