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God, Freedom, and “The Adjustment Bureau”

We’ve seen this movie before. Why does the idea of constricted freedom, of living in an illusory universe, seem to grip the artistic imagination these days?

Eating Disorders in Teens are Common

Eating disorders in teens are common, affecting over a half-million teens in the U.S. These often occur with other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts, and don't just affect girls, according to a new study.

Teens Prefer Liquor to Beer, Hardly Touch Wine

Nearly half of American teen drinkers would rather have a shot of liquor than a bottle of beer, a new study finds.

Being For People and the World Rather than Against

Too often, our attitude toward the surrounding culture and those who make it up is judgmental and condemning. We thoughtlessly criticize anything that isn’t distinctly Christian. We vilify and ridicule the representatives of “godless culture” and rather than engage with and love the lost, we take offense and withdraw into our Christian enclaves. This is devastating to the church and it's mission.

Mardi Gras Culture in Bible Belt America

Today, I plan to eat King Cake, and I’ll listen to the festive music of my homefolk. But I will also pray for my kids, and for myself, to follow a Christ who refuses to... (Read more)

Mardi Gras Culture in Bible Belt America

Today, I plan to eat King Cake, and I’ll listen to the festive music of my homefolk. But I will also pray for my kids, and for myself, to follow a Christ who refuses to... (Read more)

Smoking Impacts "Decision-Making" Part of Teens' Brains

Researchers at the UCLA found that teens who were the most addicted to nicotine had the least active prefrontal cortex regions of the brain, which control decision-making.

Why History Matters

Understanding our day demands understanding the day before.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 07, 2011 |
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More Teens, Young Adults Are Virgins

A growing number of teens and young adults say they've never had sexual contact with another person, according to the largest and most in-depth federal report to date on sexual behavior.

Teen Marijuana Use Linked to Psychosis Later in Life

Smoking marijuana as a teenager or young adult raises your risk of having psychotic symptoms later in life, a new Dutch study shows.

What Does the Christian Do?

If “all the Law” hangs on loving God and loving others, then to love God is to obey him and to obey him is to love others. But what does it really mean to love others? Should you walk down the street hugging everyone you meet saying, “I love you”? Should loving others be accompanied by feelings of affection? Are these feelings essential to loving others and if absent does this mean you’re not being loving?

What's Hot? 3/4/11

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

Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV

The Words of the Year

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 03, 2011 |
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Should we take pride in Native American displacement?

  • Warren Throckmorton, PhD |
  • March 02, 2011 |
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The Trail of Tears remembered

  • Warren Throckmorton, PhD |
  • March 01, 2011 |
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