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What's Hot? 3/30/12

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

Imprisoned Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Confirmed Alive

For the first time in almost two years, family members of prominent Chinese Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng have confirmed he is alive and in good health.

Report Says Church Giving on the Rebound

The recession has caused a decline in church offerings in recent years, but a new study shows that giving to U.S. congregations bounced back in 2011.

Lao Officials Arrest Five Christians in Southern Village

Officials in a village in southern Laos arrested and detained five Christians during worship and charged them with leading a religious movement without official approval.

What Do You Think About The Hunger Games?

The family and I are on spring break this week, but I’m curious for your feedback surrounding Suzanne Collins' bestseller-turned-Hollywood-thriller The Hunger Games.

Pro-Life 'October Baby,' Rejected by Major Studios, Has Top-10 Opening Weekend

The pro-life film October Baby finished in the box office top 10 its opening weekend despite playing in only 390 theaters nationwide.

Holy Week… So What?

This weekend is known as Palm Sunday weekend. So what? It's a fair question.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 29, 2012 |
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Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani Still Alive Despite False Execution Rumors

The American Center for Law and Justice has confirmed that imprisoned Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was still alive as of March 26, despite rumors of his death.

Court Orders Obama to Release Paperwork Detailing Planned Parenthood Grant

The Obama administration last week released paperwork showing the details of a grant to a branch of Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire -- but it took a lawsuit.

Kirk Cameron's Monumental Revision of Thomas Jefferson

Viewers beware; Monumental may be hazardous to an accurate view of our third president.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • March 28, 2012 |
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Vietnamese Pastor Sentenced to 11 Years in Jail for Unregistered House Church

A Vietnamese pastor has been convicted of "disrupting national unity" for operating a house church that was not registered with the government.

Andy Rooney: The Following Things Are True About Housework

What does spring cleaning look like in your home?

Atheists Sue Pennsylvania House for Declaring 2012 'Year of the Bible'

A national atheist and agnostic group is suing Pennsylvania lawmakers for passing a resolution declaring 2012 as "The Year of the Bible."

'Ethnic Cleansing of Christians' in Syria, 50,000 Flee

Islamic militants with ties to al Qaeda have launched an "ethnic cleansing of minority Christians" in Syria, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee the city of Homs.

Tunisia: Thousands of Salafist Muslims Rally for Sharia Law

Thousands of Salafist Muslims calling to include Islamic sharia law in the new Tunisian constitution gathered for a rally in front of the National Constituent Assembly.

Tim Keller: 8 Tips for Marriage Seekers

Here is a condensed excerpt from my friend Tim Keller's excellent new book, which I strongly endorse, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God.

Report: Church Giving Dropped $1.2 Billion in 2010 Recession

Though membership in U.S. churches remains relatively stable, the effects of the recession have caused giving to drop by $1.2 billion.

Philippines Pastors Face Death for Ministry to Muslims

Though the Philippines is a mostly Christian nation, Christians in the south face persecution and death where Muslims are trying to build an Islamic state.

Wisconsin Returns Sex-Ed Decisions to Schools

Wisconsin's legislature repealed a law mandating that comprehensive sex education be taught in schools, allowing educators to choose their own lessons.

Should Christians Boycott Starbucks?

Some Christians are wondering whether we ought to join a boycott of Starbucks for supporting same-sex marriage.

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