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.
- December 18, 2012 |
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 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.
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.
Just for fun, I thought it would be good to share 10 favorite quotes from films of the season.
Forget the luxury vacation or the latest electronic gadget. If you want your child to be happy, simply spend time with them. So confirms the Global Kids Happiness Index.
A new poll from the Arab World Research and Development shows that the vast majority of Palestinians believe the best way to handle Israel and achieve independence is armed force.
The brutal and senseless murder of twenty-seven people—including twenty children—at Sandy Hook Elementary has left the nation once again stunned and looking for answers. Beyond the obvious element of evil, we are all wondering, “What can possibly motivate someone to commit these heinous acts of violence?” “Why are such scenes becoming more and more frequent?” And, “What is the cause?”
Teens who are heavily into drinking and smoking pot may show signs of breakdown in the brain's wiring system, a small study suggests.
An analysis showed that more than 98 percent of Planned Parenthood Action Fund's spending in election races produced the desired result, making Planned Parenthood No. 1 for effectiveness in the 2012 election cycle.
The group American Atheists has put up a billboard in Times Square with an anti-Christian message.
A teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., reflecting on the carnage and tragedy of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, asked the question for the world: “Who would do this to our poor little babies?”
- December 15, 2012 |
Have you ever wished that life had a rewind button, one that you could press to run back the tape and edit out something you had done: a thoughtless comment or impetuous act that, whether deliberate or not, was hurtful to someone? I have, for more reasons than I care to admit. But there is one thing that, after decades, haunts me to this day, every time I watch “A Christmas Story.”
- December 15, 2012 |
Is heaven worth a world where 20 children are the victims of a madman's shooting spree?
They know something about “Silent Night,” just as they know something about “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” What they don’t recognize is the cosmos-shifting mystery of Immanuel as God with Us.
Twenty-seven people, including 20 children, were killed Friday when a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said the Democratic Party has "adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform."
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A recent poll from the Wells Fargo/Gallup quarterly survey shows that U.S. small business owners are growing "increasingly pessimistic" as the new year approaches, with 21 percent expecting to decrease their workforces in the next 12 months to a level not seen since Aug. 2003.
The radical Islamic group Boko Haram is carrying out a war to drive Christians from northern Nigeria, and dozens of Christians have died in bombing attacks during Christmas services the past two years.