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A Dad Reflects on the First Day of School

Today I want to share with you a poignant reflection from my friend and colleague, James Anderson. If you have children, I know you’ll relate to his words.

Reaction to the Shooting at the Family Research Council

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends at FRC. Senseless shootings like this are always tragic; but there’s an extra measure of sadness and disbelief when it hits so close to home. We are thankful that the heroic security guard who subdued his alleged shooter was not more seriously wounded.

What's Hot? 8/17/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Pro-Family Leaders Protest U.S. Embassy's Participation in Prague Gay Pride Parade

More than 120 pro-family and pro-life leaders from 11 countries signed a letter initiated by the World Congress of Families protesting the U.S. Embassy's participation in the Prague "Gay Pride" parade on August 18.

InterVarsity Reinstated as New York University Decides Leadership Policy is 'Not Discrimination'

In the continuing saga of whether or not Christian student groups violate college non-discrimination policies, the State University of New York at Buffalo has re-recognized InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as an official student organization just in time for the start of the school year.

Christianity Today Investigates Influential Evangelical Figure David Jang

The National Association of Evangelicals is studying the theology of a potential buyer of Glorieta Conference Center to guide staff leaders and trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources in deciding whether to sell the 2,100-acre property near Santa Fe, N.M., to Olivet University.

Early Alcohol Use, Intoxication Linked to Problems in College

A new study of college undergraduates reveals an early age at first drink (AFD) and early intoxication has been linked to later alcohol-related problems.

Would You Take Friends on Your Honeymoon?

According to a recent article in The New York Times, more and more couples are bringing their friends and even their parents on their honeymoon. In fact, there’s even a newly coined term for the practice: The Buddymoon.

Our Snarky Selves

"Snarky" is a relatively new, mostly British slang adjective that means "critical," "cutting" or "testy." It can refer to a person, or mood. Or, in our case, a culture.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 16, 2012 |
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Police: Family Research Council Shooter was LGBT Volunteer

A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of the Family Research Council's D.C. headquarters had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Kids Want Tech, Not Clothing, for Back-to-School

A new survey finds that 43 percent of parents think their kids want clothing for the back-to-school season, but only 29 percent of kids said they want clothes, while 42 percent say they want high-tech items.

Davidson College Suspends Chick-fil-A at Student Events

Davidson College in North Carolina announced this week that it will suspend Chick-fil-A meals at student events until students later decide about doing business with the fast-food chain.

Security Guard Shot at Pro-Life Group's D.C. Headquarters

A security guard was shot this morning at the D.C. headquarters of the pro-life group Family Research Council.

Five Things This Hero Taught Us About Fighting Evil

Nellie Gray, “the mother of the March for Life” each year in Washington, D.C., has died. She was 86.

Poll Shows Atheism on the Rise in the U.S.

Religiosity is on the decline in the U.S. and atheism is on the rise, according to a new worldwide poll.

USA Diver Boudia, Surprising Gold Medalist, Credits His Faith

"Just looking back on this journey, it's amazing to think where I was in 2008 to where I am now," Boudia told NBC's Al Michaels. "My faith is the most important thing in my life, and this is what's brought me through this 2012 Games."

Tunisian Olympians Targeted by Islamist Radicals

Islamist radicals have targeted two Tunisian Olympic medalists for behavior and dress considered un-Islamic, as the country that launched the Arab Spring uprisings is facing increasing challenges from religious extremists.

Iran Declining Help in Aftermath of Quakes

Iran is declining offers of assistance from other countries after two earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 6.3 in magnitude devastated rural villages in the country's northwest Saturday, killing at least 306 people.

Loans, Debt Surging for Seminary Students

Today's budding pastors and theologians are entering and exiting seminary with more debt than ever before, according to new research from the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Theological Seminary.

Two of My Favorite Quotes

"When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he’s not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he’s all right."

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