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Let’s Rethink Our Holly-Jolly Christmas Songs

In a time of obvious tragedy, the unbearable lightness of Christmas seems absurd to the watching world.

Fill in the Blank: All I Want for Christmas...

It’s been called the "Paradox of Christmas," the fact that the Creator of heaven and earth gave up what He had so that we might receive what we need.

The Real Christmas Carol

When you study the era that Dickens wrote about when he published A Christmas Carol in 1843, you realize that it was dark and evil. And that the Scrooge character was not the buffoonish, almost cartoon-like character some of the movies made him out to be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 20, 2012 |
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Texas Policeman Gives Ticket and $100 to Needy Driver

A police officer in Texas -- who wants to remain anonymous -- is gaining attention after he gave a man a $100 bill folded in a citation.

Obama Announces More Gun Control by January

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the formation of a new working group on gun violence to be chaired by Vice President Joe Biden in light of last week's school shooting in Connecticut.

Frank Pastore: One of God's Good Men

Yesterday’s death of Christian broadcaster and former Major League Baseball pitcher Frank Pastore comes as a blow. He was my friend, and I not only miss him already, but I miss knowing that he’s out there "in the arena" spreading the Good News of Jesus over the airwaves at KKLA in Southern California and beyond.

Gallup: Majority Believe Gays Can Adopt But Not Lead Boy Scouts

A Gallup poll shows strong majorities of Americans favor a broad range of rights for gays and lesbians, including adopting children, but a slim majority also say gays should not be Boy Scout leaders.

In Debate Over Gun Control and Mental Health, Evangelicals Diverge From Rest of Nation

In the wake of last week's massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, two main subjects of debate have emerged regarding how to prevent future tragedies: better gun control versus better treatment of mental illness. A recent survey of attitudes toward gun control suggests where evangelicals and other religious groups stand on the issue.

Egyptians Take to the Streets to Reject Islamist Constitution

Egypt's opposition is leading mass protests to reject the Islamist-backed draft constitution, days after President Morsi claimed victory in the first round of voting amid allegations of polling violations.

Out-of-Wedlock Births Society's 'New Norm'

The number of children being born outside of marriage has increased sharply, according to a new study by the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values.

Instagram Claims Right to Sell Users' Photos

In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there's no way to opt out.

Christian Father of Five Shot to Death in Somalia for Leaving Islam

Gunmen in central Somalia on Dec. 8 killed an underground Christian who had been receiving death threats for leaving Islam.

New 'Queen James Bible' Removes References to Homosexuality From Scripture

In an effort to eliminate all known Scripture references to homosexuality being sinful, a new gay-friendly "Bible" has been released.

Christian Radio Host Frank Pastore Dies

Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore died Monday from injures suffered Nov. 19 in a motorcycle accident on the I-210 freeway in southern California.

Parents Say Christmas Carols are Form of Bullying

A group of parents in Missoula, Mont., are upset over the religious nature of Christmas songs performed at a local elementary school -- alleging the songs about Jesus are unconstitutional and a "form of bullying."

In Thy Dark Streets Shineth the Everlasting Light

As we find and pray our way through this school shooting in Connecticut, it’s helpful to hold tight to traditions and, yes, to remember the words of Philip Brooks.

Mike Huckabee: Removing God From the Classroom Leads to Violence in Schools

In response to the deadly mass shooting Friday in Newtown, Conn., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said new laws regulating guns won't deter such shootings, linking the removal of God from the classroom to increased violence in schools.

Islamists Claim Victory on Egypt Constitution Vote

Islamists appear to have won a narrow victory in the first round of voting on Egypt's constitution, though Egyptian rights groups are charging that there were widespread violations.

Evil in Connecticut

Their stories will be told in the coming days, snapshots of innocence lost and lives cut short by the unspeakable and incomprehensible evil at the hands of another human being. We’re saddened and shocked, as well we should be.

10 Favorite Christmas Movie Quotes

Just for fun, I thought it would be good to share 10 favorite quotes from films of the season.

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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