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Former Colleague Claims His Work Was Plagiarized by Mark Driscoll in Two Books

Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, has faced plagiarism allegations since 2013. Here his former protege alleges Driscoll used his material.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • August 01, 2014 |
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Pastor Sued by Congregation for Selling Church and Parsonage without Consent

A California pastor is being sued by a church member for selling his church parsonage and putting the church up for sale without the consent of the congregation.

Meriam Ibrahim Arrives Safely in New Hampshire with Family

Meriam Ibrahim, recently freed from Sudan where she had faced a death sentence for refusing to deny her Christian faith, arrived in the U.S. earlier this week.

Research Claims Abortions Have Cost over $16 Trillion in Federal Revenue

A former liberal activist, turned pro-life political consultant has published research that shows the cost of abortions in America. According to Mark Olson’s calculations, abortions have used more than $16 trillion.

Taiwan Gas Explosions Kill at Least 25, Injures Hundreds

At least 25 people were killed and another 257 injured after a gas leak caused explosions late Thursday in a Taiwan city.

Berlin: Pastor, Rabbi and Imam Plan to Build Interfaith House of Worship

A priest, a rabbi, and an imam have sparked a campaign to combine their three unique religions into one house of worship in Berlin.

Samaritan's Purse Physician Battling Ebola in Grave Condition

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American Samaritan’s Purse doctor who has contracted the ebola virus while serving in Liberia, is in serious condition.

Hamas Violates Ceasefire Agreement, Resulting in Death of 40 Palestinians

Another planned ceasefire between Israel and Gaza ended when Hamas militants violated the agreement with an attack of Israeli soldiers.

What's Hot? 08/01/14

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

Healthy Families and God's Blueprint

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I enjoy highlighting the abundance of research that pops up in support of families. The reason is simple: Well-designed studies affirm again and again that God’s blueprint for healthy families can be trusted, regardless of which way the winds of culture may blow.

Professor Warns Moviegoers to Be Wary of "Left Behind" Theology

Go ahead and enjoy the Nicolas Cage movie remake of “Left Behind,” but don’t believe Jesus is going to snatch Christians away so they miss the Tribulation, says theologian William Craig.

For the Aspiring Helicopter Parent an App That Monitors Everything Your Child Does

Goodbye big brother. Hello big mother. A new app provides parents with the capability to track kids' locations, driving habits, and social media interactions.

Study Claims 1 in 200 Churchgoers in Homosexual Relationships

A new poll claims that one in 200 churchgoers are involved in a homosexual relationship.

Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill to Reinstate Abortion Clinic "Buffer Zone"

The governor of Massachusetts has signed a bill that would once again prohibit pro-life speech around abortion clinics.

Dictionary Redefines Marriage as Gender Neutral

The Chambers Dictionary has released its 13th edition with changes to the previous definition of marriage.

Some Christians Fermenting over Use of Christian Hymn in Beer Commercial

The makers of Guinness beer used a classic Christian hymn as its music bed in a commercial that honors members of the U.S. military, a decision that has some Christians fermenting.

Ceasefire Ends with Rocket Fire, No Sign of End to Conflict

Israel’s four-hour humanitarian ceasefire ended yesterday when Hamas militants fired rockets at Israel and Israel fired back, striking a crowded marketplace.

Turkish Official: Women Shouldn’t Laugh in Public

Many Turkish women were doubled over with laughter Tuesday after a deputy leader said in a speech that women should not laugh in public and should not talk on their mobile phones so much.

Poll Claims "Very Religious" Americans More Likely to Identify as Republican

American voters’ faith has a lot to do with their politics, according to a new Gallup study. Strong Evangelicals tend to be Republicans. Non-believers swing toward the Democrats.

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