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Does Faith and Prayer Distract America?

Frank Bruni wrote in his New York Times column that when it comes to fixing out country’s problems, “faith and prayer just won’t cut it. In fact, they’ll get in the way.” Is Bruni right?

Starbucks Founder Pulls Out of Willow Creek Event

Shortly before he was scheduled to address 165,000 people at the annual Willow Creek Leadership Summit, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz withdrew, thanks to a petition signed by only 700 people.

China: CSW Calls for Release of Gao Zhiseng

The missing Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s 2006 probationary sentence for “subversion of state power” expired on 14 August.

Somalia: Aid Groups Battle Acute Malnutrition

Militants in Somalia continue to be the biggest stumbling block to delivering aid to the famine-plagued country.

Transforming the Culture

We wring our hands over government corruption, corporate greed, and the breakdown of the family, but what’s to be done? How do we go about uprighting our morally capsized culture?

The Church's Moment in the Unraveling of the West

I do not think it too strong or sensational to say that we are witnessing the collapse of Western civilization. Across the Western world, the fruits of apostasy and secularism are manifesting themselves in overwhelmingly destructive ways. In essence, we in the West are reaping precisely what we have sown. Mankind cannot construct a world devoid of subservience to God and hope to prosper.

Should Bert and Ernie Get Married?

A battle is brewing over the marital status of two Sesame Street characters. An online campaign has been started to have Bert and Ernie marry, in order to show support for LBGT children.

VIDEO VIGNETTE - V Keller, Piper, Carson


AFTAH Protests Willow Creek's Break from Ex-Gay Ministry

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality announced a peaceful sign vigil for August 11-12 outside Willow Creek Community Church to protest the mega-church's disassociation from a Christian ministry that helps men and women overcome unwanted homosexual desires.

Peace Service Held Amid London Riots

Religion News Service reports that the annual peace service at Westminster Cathedral acquired fresh significance on Tuesday evening as Londoners gathered to pray for their city and other British communities torn by rioting.

What's Hot? 8/12/11

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



In London, IMB Workers Reach Out During Riots

Baptist Press reports that International Mission Board missionaries are looking for ways to serve Londoners in the midst of widespread rioting and looting in London and across England.

“Underneath the Door,” by Michael Card

I’ve written here before about what an influence the singer-songwriter Michael Card has had on my life and theology. In this week’s episode, Mike joins me in the studio to talk about the only song of his that I don’t like.


Do Something Risky With Your Life!


Why Are You Afraid?

VIDEO VIGNETTE I - Dr. Billy Graham

All this week I'll be sharing brief and compelling video clips from some of today's most appreciated and respected Christian thinkers. I welcome your reaction and thoughts.

The New America

The United States is “bigger, older, more Hispanic and Asian and less wedded to marriage and traditional families than it was in 1990.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 11, 2011 |
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New Pew Forum Report Analyzes Religious Restrictions

More than 2.2 billion people, nearly a third (32%) of the world's total population of 6.9 billion, live in countries where either government restrictions on religion or social hostilities involving religion rose substantially between mid-2006 and mid-2009.

Feeling Africa's Drought in Kenya and in the U.S.

Africa's drought affects more than 10 million people across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

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