For the Times When the Grass is Looking Greener…
- September 19, 2012 |
A former Uzbek house church pastor is in prison in Kazakhstan, awaiting a ruling whether he will be returned to his native country. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court considers whether to declare him a refugee in the face of almost-certain persecution.
One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, according to a survey that also found sexting teens more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors.
Over 60 years ago, Earl Nightingale, a former United States Marine who had been one of only 12 survivors of the bombing of the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor, struck upon an idea.
A Florida family is facing a $250-per-day fine for hosting a Friday night prayer and Bible study in their home -- an act that city officials argue violates zoning codes.
Here are five ways in which pastoring shaped my views:
There are 15 million single parents in the United States and the numbers continue to rise. Why does this affect you?
In an effort to resonate with key faith groups, the Obama campaign has released a “People of Faith for Obama” initiative, which includes a Web video and faith platform.
A spiritual infant looks and acts a lot like human infants. They’re self-centered, cry-babies, impatient, helpless, noisy, and messy.
Lisa Whelchel has always been a huge fan of the show Survivor. Now the former Facts of Life star will be a contestant, Fox News reports. However, as a devout Christian, Whelchel is wondering how her faith will play out in a game where the only rule is "There are no rules."
Recent studies of student behavior and attitudes show that a majority of students violate standards of academic integrity to some degree, and that high achievers are just as likely to do it as others.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to American voters on Sunday, urging them to elect a president willing to draw a line on when Iran would face military attack over its nuclear weapons program.
The fascination we have with the newness of these things...
In Germany, officials have pressed charges against a Jewish rabbi for performing circumcisions.
Churches in Toronto, Canada, that rent space in public schools may face eviction if they fail to pay increased rent of up to 800 percent to the Toronto District School Board.
Someone brought something to my attention recently. A young woman on our staff came across a talk, given by a pastor, on a church’s website. It was my talk.
Minors with unwanted same-sex attractions could be prevented from receiving "reparative therapy" to combat their desires if California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a ban into law this month.
The Steps to take to experience victory over sexual sin
A new study by University of Washington sociologists suggests that worship at megachurches may induce a drug-like spiritual "high" that helps explain these congregations' success.
- September 16, 2012 |