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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."

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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