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What's Hot? 03/07/14

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

EEOC Details Employer Rules as Religious Worker Complaints Rise

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new, detailed guidelines for employers Thursday as the number of complaints and million-dollar settlements for cases of religious workplace discrimination neared record levels in 2013.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • March 07, 2014 |
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Missionary Still Locked Up in North Korea, but US Isn't Giving Up

Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae has been detained by the North Korean government for more than a year, reports Charisma News.

Conservative Leader Bill Gothard Resigns Following Abuse Allegations

Bill Gothard, an Illinois-based advocate for home schooling and conservative dress who warned against rock music and debt, has resigned from the ministry he founded after allegations of sexually harassing women who worked at his ministry and failing to report child abuse cases.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • March 07, 2014 |
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Did You See What this 8-Year-Old Boy Did?

If you were 8 years old and found a $20 bill in a parking lot of Cracker Barrel, what would you do with it?

Theodosius the Game-Changer

The decision made by Theodosius to proclaim Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire – and the way it accelerated and took root in the early Middle Ages – is a story seldom told in light of the caricatures that abound.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 06, 2014 |
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Over Half of Millennials Have Shared a ‘Selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of Millennials have posted a “selfie” on a social media site.

Driscoll’s Church Hired List-Rigging Firm

Mars Hill Church contracted Result Source Inc. to manipulate bestseller rankings for Mark Driscoll’s book, "Real Marriage." Critics see this as deceptive and an improper use of ministry funds.

Trafficking Abuse of Myanmar Rohingya Spreads to Malaysia

Malaysia’s status as anti-human-trafficking is in danger as the trafficking of Rohingya Muslims into Malaysia increases, reports Reuters on Salem Radio News.

Ukraine Crisis: Christians Fight for Peace with Prayer and the Gospel

As the situation in the Ukraine shifts from one moment to the next, Christians in the country continue to pray and work for peace. Prominent church leaders and missionaries report that even amid the tensions, many people are turning to Christ.

Music to My Ears in Nashville

Just two weeks ago I found myself in Nashville, TN attending the National Religious Broadcaster's Convention. It's always a good time to reconnect with some old friends and meet new ones as we strategize ways to more effectively and efficiently spread the Good News of the Gospel.

Ukraine Weighs Options as Russia Invades

While Western leaders pressure Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty, the European Union is prepared to provide 15 billion in aid to stabilize the country’s fragile financial condition.

Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Jesus People USA Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

Former residents of Chicago’s Jesus People USA Christian community are claiming that while they lived at the commune, they were abused as children by commune members.

Judge Rules Against Teen Who Sued Parents for Financial Support

A New Jersey honor student suing her parents had her motions for financial support, including high school tuition payment, denied by a judge who said it would set a bad precedent by setting limits on parenting.

Israel Seizes Weapons Shipment from Iran

The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rocked made in Syria and headed toward the Gaza Strip.

5 Things Christians Are Giving Up For Lent

March 5th marks the beginning of Lent, an important time in the Christian calendar that precedes Easter Sunday on April 20.

The Man with One Ear

I've always been fascinated by the story of Peter cutting off the ear of the servant of the high priest. It's by no means a major part of the Passion, but it communicates quite a bit in just a few short sentences.

Smoking Tied to Changes in the Structure of Teen Brains

Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.

German Homeschool Family Allowed to Stay in United States

Germany homeschooling family, the Romeikes, were granted indefinite deferred status to remain in the United States.

Neighbors Complain about Church’s Noise Level

Neighbors of Grant Elementary in Santa Monica are complaining about increased traffic and noise levels since City of God Church began renting the school’s auditorium.

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