Video games are in the news more and more – and usually, it’s not for good reasons. Gaming is sometimes blamed in the growing trend where young men are finding it increasingly difficult to achieve major life milestones like moving out of their parents’ house, going to college, getting married and starting a family. Some of these men are stuck in a prolonged adolescence; one stat says 18-to- 34-year-old men spend more time playing video games than 12-to- 17-year-old boys.
- May 27, 2014 |
There is a winner for the best “religious” joke of all time. Yes, it’s funny. But like many jokes, only because it’s painfully close to the truth.
- May 26, 2014 |
Some time ago I found myself in Washington D.C. attending a series of meetings. After spending the entire day and evening inside several buildings, I was eager for some fresh air. What followed would be a night I’d never forget.
- May 26, 2014 |
Thailand’s military has officially overthrown the government, the 19th coup in the nation in 82 years.
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Serbia is seeing its worst flooding in modern times. The nation has not had such devastating effects from flood waters in 120 years.
Pakistani bureaucrat Abdul Batin has requested that Twitter block tweets and feeds that are deemed “blasphemous.” Twitter has heeded Batin’s request.
A Kentucky judge has struck down an atheist challenge to tax benefits for clergy and churches.
Ukraine is set to hold its presidential election on Sunday; Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will not interfere. Russia will “respect the choice of the Ukrainian people,” he said.
May is full of graduations – for so many students, it’s a time of transition to a new era looming with possibility.
South Sudan’s ongoing civil war has caused the Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp to be flooded with people trying to escape the violence.
Big Church Day Out, the largest Christian music festival in the United Kingdom will not be permitting pro-life advocacy group Abort67 to set up an exhibit for the fourth year running.
Dordt College and Cornerstone University have been temporarily exempted from the national birth control mandate by a federal court.
Pope Francis is due to visit the Holy Land this weekend, reports Fox News, but these days fewer and fewer Christians can be found there.
A new abortion bill passed in Louisiana which requires doctors performing abortions to have practicing privileges at hospitals.
An interfaith coalition has again asked the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a prayer plaque at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Concussion rates for American high school athletes have doubled in recent years, but researchers believe public awareness of concussions may have led to increased reporting.
Today’s children are growing up faster than ever. Thanks to TV, overtly sexual songs on the radio and the Internet, most kids have likely seen, heard and experienced more than their counterparts from previous generations.
Tullian Tchividjian, senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is speaking out against Sovereign Grace Ministries for the way in which it dealt with a sex abuse scandal in 2012.
- May 21, 2014 |
The Church of Scotland is discussing ordaining gay people as ministers during its annual General Assembly. The conversation will extend through Friday.
- May 21, 2014 |