In 1939, J.R.R. Tolkien prepared an essay to be delivered as a lecture at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. It was titled "On Fairy-Stories," and in the piece he explained and defended the use of fantasy as a literary form.
Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School return to class today for the first time since a gunman's massacre killed 20 of their classmates and six adults.
I wonder if we know when to make a change. Yes, we know what we want to change, and when we have windows of opportunity, but that is different than knowing when it is time to change no matter what the cost.
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan told Christians gathered at a church in Nigeria's capital on Sunday that "the church is one of the main targets" of terrorist attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram, but "if the idea of Boko Haram is to stop Nigerians from worshiping God, they will not succeed."
As the clock hit midnight on the East Coast and many celebrated the new year, homosexuals observed the occasion by hosting same-sex ceremonies in Baltimore's City Hall.
A new case study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics finds that a rare "second-impact syndrome" (or SIS) can occur when an athlete suffers a jolt to the head too soon after an earlier concussion -- even if a CT scan taken after the first concussion comes back clean.
A new study concludes teens’ perception of the dangers of marijuana is at its lowest level in more than 20 years.
Iranian government forces began a coordinated and pre-planned raid during a meeting of Iranian Christians celebrating Christmas last week, during which many were arrested and detained, including an Armenian pastor.
Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.
At least 15 Christians were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria on Dec. 28 when the militants snuck into Musari, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Maiduguri, early in the morning and slit the throats of the Christians in their own homes.
Do you make New Year's resolutions? Many of the changes we want to make are often practical -- from losing a few pounds to keeping our cars and closets better organized. Some of our resolutions might delve a bit deeper.
As part of heightened persecution of Christians since South Sudan seceded from Sudan last year, Sudanese authorities have arrested two priests of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sudan and accused them of baptizing a convert from Islam.
- January 01, 2013 |
Would you give as much as you're currently giving to your church or charities of choice whether or not you were entitled to deduct the amount of the contributions from your taxable income?
- January 01, 2013 |
The condition of the church in Syria is becoming more and more desperate as Christians, their property and their churches continue to be the targets of violent attacks.
It’s that time of year again; time to look back at the year that was, and look forward to the year ahead.
In every U.S. state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade.
The Reverend Graham J. Baird is the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs.
A well-known Maryland tour company famous for its old-fashioned trolley rides will no longer be offering its wedding services starting in January because its owner opposes same-sex marriage and fears he might face discrimination claims for turning away gay couples.
- December 30, 2012 |
Egypt has approved a new, pro-Islamist constitution, and Christians and other minorities foresee bleak and repressive days ahead.
- December 29, 2012 |
The Christian owners of Hobby Lobby say they must remain true to their faith despite the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to block the Obamacare contraception mandate.
- December 28, 2012 |