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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."

Maryland Chick-fil-A Vandalized Over CEO's Christian Beliefs on Marriage

A Chick-fil-A in Frederick, Md., was vandalized over the weekend by same-sex marriage supporters, who decorated the restaurant with a gay pride flag and glued pro-gay-marriage stickers to the windows.

Philippines: Ministries Respond in Wake of Devastating Floods

Sixty people are reported dead and more than 2 million people have been affected after torrential rains and flooding crippled the Philippines last week.

Honesty May Boost Health, Study Finds

People who tell fewer lies experience improved health, such as less stress and fewer headaches, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Study Affirms HPV Vaccinations for Pre-Teen Girls

A new study finds that more than half of girls aged 13 or older already carry the human papillomavirus (HPV), reinforcing recommendations to give girls the shot at an early age.

2012 Back-to-School Spending Expected to Increase by $15 Billion

The National Retail Federation is estimating that this season's back-to-school spending will hit $83.8 billion, a marked increase over 2011's spending, an estimated $68.8 billion.

Iran Earthquake Death Toll Passes 300, Search for Survivors Called Off

Iran has raised the death toll from Saturday's twin earthquakes to 306, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors.

Christians, Conservatives Applaud Ryan Choice for GOP Ticket

Mitt Romney's announcement Saturday of congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has sparked widespread approval among conservatives and Christians.

What's Wrong With a Boy Who Wears a Dress?

The latest edition of The New York Times Magazine features a cover photo of a young girl with long hair in a long, flowing pink dress decorated with flowers. Only it isn’t a girl. It’s a boy.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 13, 2012 |
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Evangelist Billy Graham Admitted to Mission Hospital

Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted August 12 to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., near his home in Montreat, for evaluation and treatment of a pulmonary infection thought to be bronchitis.

Long-Disputed Tennessee Mosque Opens

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tenn., opened Friday following a two-year legal battle to stop it -- with leaders holding midday prayers in the new building.

Federal Court Upholds Hawaii Marriage Amendment

A federal court on Wednesday upheld a Hawaii law defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Bibles Now on List of Prohibited Books in Uzbekistan

n what some in Uzbekistan think may be a change in the authorities' repression policy, there has been an apparent increase in confiscations of privately owned religious books from homes during raids.

The Greater Mysteries

What happens when we die? It’s a question that presses upon the human imagination. And Christians are no exception.

Thomas Nelson Stops Publication of David Barton's The Jefferson Lies

Citing factual errors and lost confidence, the Christian publisher announced it was pulling the book

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • August 10, 2012 |
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What You Won't Hear at the Olympics

Next to the actual moment of victory, one of the most inspiring scenes at any Olympics has to be the sight of a gold-medal athlete on the winner’s podium, watching and often singing their nation’s anthem as the flag of their respective country is hoisted high in celebration.

Black Bishop Encourages Christians to Leave Democratic Party

A black Virginia bishop is calling for Christians to leave the Democratic party over what he describes as a "cult-like devotion" to abortion and "rejection" of the traditional family.

North Korea: 70,000 Christians 'Locked in Concentration Camps'

Though sources confirm North Korea has eased or lifted a number of restrictions -- such as bans on Western foods -- since Kim Jong Un succeeded his father, Kim Jong Il, there is no evidence of any improvement in the condition of the persecuted church there.

What's Hot? 8/10/12

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

Publisher Thomas Nelson Pulls David Barton's Controversial Book on Thomas Jefferson's Faith

The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton's controversial book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson, saying it has "lost confidence in the book's details."

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