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Pro Athletes Influence Society More Than Pastors, Say Two-Thirds of Americans

A new survey by the Barna Group released just before the Super Bowl suggests that Americans believe professional athletes influence society more than pastors "by more than a three-to-one margin."

Study: Teens and Energy Drinks Are a Bad Combo

A study published in the journal Pediatrics in Review says that the $5 billion energy drink industry markets directly to adolescents and that high caffeine consumption is associated with a variety of teen health issues — like insomnia, anxiety, elevated blood pressure, and digestive problems.

Oregon Baker Under Investigation for Denying Wedding Cake to Lesbians

An Oregon baker is under investigation by the state for notifying a lesbian woman that he did not make cakes for same-sex ceremonies.

Obama: Boy Scouts Should Lift Gay Ban

President Barack Obama said in a pre-Super Bowl interview that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America, .

The Seismic Shift in Outreach

There has been a seismic shift in outreach that few church leaders are understanding, much less pursuing.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 04, 2013 |
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Anti-Christian Hostility Heats Up Amid Unrest in Egypt

Among files on arrested converts from Islam, kidnapped Christian girls and beaten monks piling up on the desk of a noted lawyer in Egypt, on top is the case of two boys about to be tried for allegedly showing contempt of Islam.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 04, 2013 |
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Super Bowl Ads a Contrast of Culture

For good or bad, advertisements are a reflection and extension of the culture. So, what did the commercials during last night’s Super Bowl communicate?

These Parents are Guaranteed to Win the Super Bowl

This Sunday's Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers is being dubbed the "Harbaugh Bowl" -- or even better, the "Super Baugh."

HHS Announces Changes to Contraceptive Mandate, But Proposal Met With Skepticism

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday proposed accommodations for religious groups concerning the controversial contraceptive mandate, but many religious and conservative organizations say the proposal does not go far enough.

U.S. Senate Shoots Down Bid to Halt Sales of F-16s, Tanks to Egypt

The U.S. Senate on Thursday defeated an amendment that aimed to prevent the Obama administration from transferring F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks to Egypt.

Attack on U.S. Embassy in Turkey Leaves Two Dead

A blast outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, killed at least two people, the U.S. State Department confirmed Friday.

What's Hot? 2/1/13

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

Are You a Happy Warrior?

I’ve always liked the poem by William Wordsworth titled “Character of the Happy Warrior.” Though not so intended, it is an appropriate charge to Christians who seek God’s strength in their efforts to engage the culture winsomely.

New Horrors in Syria Prompt Waves of Refugees to Flee

The recent horrors of finding yet another mass grave in an Aleppo canal are part of what's driving more people toward Syria's borders.

Friends Play Key Role in Determining When Teens Take First Drink

Best friends might play the biggest role in influencing when teens have their first sip of alcohol, new research shows.

University of Michigan Kicks Christian Club Off Campus

The University of Michigan is accused of kicking an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter off campus because the group requires its leaders to be Christians -- an apparent violation of the university's nondiscrimination policy.

Boy Scouts Pressured by Corporate Sponsors to Change Policy on Gays

Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change its policy to allow homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders.

Boy Scouts Urged to Lift Ban on Atheists

A top atheist wants the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on atheists as well as homosexuals.

Four Families

In one of the more intriguing sociological studies of late, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia has determined after a three-year study that families fall into four distinct groups.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 31, 2013 |
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Another Reason I Love Chick-fil-A

How can we be used by the Lord to help turn hearts toward Him if we're not willing to sit and listen to the hearts of those who don't acknowledge Him as Lord?

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