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Teen Substance Abuse Trending Upward

Substance abuse has trended upward among American teens over the past three years after a decade of declines, according to the results of this year's Partnership Attitude Tracking Study.

Tempted and Tried (video interview)

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Justin Taylor to talk about Tempted and Tried. You can watch the video of our discussion, here.

U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Record Low

The U.S. teen pregnancy rate in 2009, the latest year for which data are available, hit its lowest since tracking began 70 years ago, according to the Center for Disease Control.

Friends Make Teens More Suceptible to Rewards of Risk

According to a new study, when teens are with friends they are more susceptible to the potential rewards of a risk than they are when they are alone.

Link Between Teen Depression, Listening to Music

Teenagers who listen to music more than other adolescents do are much more likely to have major depression according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study.

Did the First Amendment Create a Christian Nation?

Americans have a Christian heritage, but the First Amendment protects freedom of religious expression for all.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • April 05, 2011 |
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Democracy and the Role of the U.S. in the Middle East

For many Westerners, the hope of peace between the Middle East and the West rests in the spread of democracy. However, is our foreign policy driven by a naiveté that incorrectly identifies with the “revolutionaries” as kindred spirits?

Becoming a Lovemark

The respect-love conundrum is worth exploring.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 04, 2011 |
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What's Hot? 4/1/11

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

New Site Helps College Students Arrange Casual Sex "Hookups"

A new website for college students promotes postings for those in search of casual sex with no strings attached.

Teens' Weight Loss Surgery May Weaken Bones

Benefits may still exceed risks, but experts urge caution for young patients.

The Cross and the Jukebox Podcast -- "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

How is a Christian view of love, jealousy, and the relationship of love and death seen through the lens of this classic song by George Jones?

What Has Happened to Leadership? (part two)

With so many candidates to choose from why do so many conservatives feel like a brown shoe at a tuxedo convention? All of the potential Republican contenders bring unique gifts to the electoral table. The problem is, not one of them really ignites the imagination or inspires the soul.

What Has Happened to Leadership? (part one)

The United States is not in a state of subjection to a foreign power but we, like 13th century Scotland find ourselves in need of leadership. We have a national debt level that threatens not only our financial stability but also our national security. We see the Middle East deteriorating at an alarming rate with the most devastating results coming out of Libya.

"Facebook Depression" Seen as New Risk for Teens

Doctors' group warns site can make already-down teens even more-so with out-of-context happy messaging on other kids' pages.

Teens Who Smoke Early Often Try Pot Later

Teenagers who begin smoking at an early age are much more likely to start using marijuana by the time they're 17.

Focus on Sexting in New York Times

The New York Times has published several articles on the topic of teen sexting which provide an up-to-date focus on the topic.

Most Americans Have Facebook

According to a new study by Edison Research, more than half of Americans have profiles on the social-networking site Facebook.

Consumers or Creators: Being of the World or Being God’s People

American Christians generally flow in one of two cultural directions: they either tend toward being consumers or being creators. Which is more in line with God's design?

What Subway Can Teach the Church

“We’re continually looking at just about any opportunity for someone to buy a sandwich, wherever that might be,” says Don Fertman, Subway’s Chief Development Officer. ”The closer we can get to the customer, the better.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 28, 2011 |
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