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Spending This Christmas or Spending It Well?

This Christmas do not be swept away by the illusory claims of consumerism; instead, revel in God’s gracious gifts, drink deeply the joy of relationships and life and the wonder of this wonderful season—these will leave you truly satisfied and debt free!

Ralphie vs. George

An intriguing editorial in TIME magazine noted how "A Christmas Story" had become the quintessential American film for Christmas, replacing "It’s a Wonderful Life."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 03, 2012 |
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Nigeria: Suspected Islamic Militants Kill 10 Christians in Machete and Gun Attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed 10 Christians in an overnight machete and gun attack in the remote village of Chibok in Nigeria's Borno state on Dec. 2.

Family Never Left Side of Coma Victim for 42 Years

A woman who lived in a coma for 42 years, meticulously cared for by her family, died Wednesday in her home in Miami Gardens, Fla., the Miami Herald reported.

Christians Killed, Church Building Destroyed in Sudan Bombing

The Sudanese military in the last two weeks has bombed more non-Arab people in largely Christians areas of the Nuba Mountains -- killing three Christians, destroying two relief agency structures and demolishing a Catholic church building, sources said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • December 02, 2012 |
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Pennsylvania Restaurant Forced to Open 'Church Bulletin Discount' to Atheists

A settlement has been reached in an atheist's complaint against a Pennsylvania restaurant that offered a 10-percent discount to customers who provided a church bulletin while dining on Sundays.

Israel: U.N. Palestinian Statehood Vote Won't Help Peace

Palestinians in the West Bank and Hamas-controlled Gaza celebrated Thursday's historic vote by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state, but Israel maintained that the vote would make peace talks and negotiations even tougher.

School Tells 6-Year-Old to Remove God from Poem Honoring Her Two Veteran Grandfathers

A North Carolina community is community is embroiled in controversy after a school ordered a 6-year-old girl to remove the word "God" from a poem she was supposed to read during a school assembly marking Veterans Day at West Marion Elementary School.

The Wisdom of Zig Ziglar

I was saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Zig Ziglar, a bestselling author and motivational speaker. He was 86. Zig inspired us and lifted our spirits by lifting up the name of Jesus. He reminded us to believe in ourselves only because Christ first believed in us.

Turmoil Continues in Egypt After Draft Constitution Raced Through

Turmoil in Egypt continued Friday after an Islamist-dominated assembly raced through approval of a new constitution. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians say the new constitution, along with Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's recent power grab, are illegal.

Vatican Hails U.N. Palestine Vote, Wants Guarantees for Jerusalem

The Vatican hailed the United Nations' implicit recognition of a Palestinian state on Thursday and called for an internationally guaranteed special status for Jerusalem, something bound to be received negatively by Israel.

What's Hot? 11/30/12

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

Teens Text More While Driving Than Parents Think

Teens are 26 times more likely to send text messages while driving than their parents expect, based on preliminary results of a study by Toyota and the University of Michigan.

U.N. General Assembly Votes in Favor of Palestinian Statehood

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to approve a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

Islamist-Led Assembly Votes on Egypt Constitution

The Islamist-dominated assembly drafting Egypt's new constitution began a fast-track vote on a final draft Thursday, pushing through the document despite opposition.

Anti-Israel Activity Spikes on U.S. Campuses Following Gaza Conflict

More than 100 anti-Israel demonstrations have been held in the United States following Israel's military operation in Gaza, with more than one-third on college campuses.

Washington State to Eliminate 'Bride' and 'Groom' on Marriage Certificates

The words "bride" and "groom" are about to become archaic language in Washington state as officials prepare to remove the terms, along with "husband" and "wife," from marriage and divorce certificates.

Gay Marriage Comes to the Supreme Court Friday

The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday to decide whether to take up several cases that could lead to the legalization of gay marriage in all 50 states.

Five Essential Questions

Few have thought more strategically about organizational dynamics than the late Peter Drucker. Toward the end of his life, this turned increasingly toward the non-profit organization.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 29, 2012 |
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Church of England Faces Backlash Over Rejecting Women Bishops

When the Church of England scuttled plans to allow women bishops on Nov. 20, incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called it "a very grim day for women and their supporters."

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