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God and Sandy (2013)

When faced with tragedies such as the tornadoes in Oklahoma, people tend to ask, "Where was God?" This blog was originally released following hurricane Sandy in 2012.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 23, 2013 |
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Christian, Jewish Persecution Up in Muslim Nations

The U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 shows persecution against Christians and Jews is on the rise, especially in Muslim countries.

Gabrielle Reece's Controversial Conviction

You've probably heard of Gabrielle "Gabby" Reece, a former Women's Beach Volleyball League star. But you may not be aware that her marriage was headed for divorce, when, as she calls it, “an old fashioned dynamic” mended the relationship.

Department of Justice Forcing Federal Employees to Publicly Affirm Homosexuality

The Obama administration is apparently requiring federal workers to not only tolerate homosexuality, but to "publicly embrace and affirm" it.

Soldier Killed Near London Barracks in Suspected Terror Attack

A man thought to be a serving British soldier was killed by two armed men in a frenzied attack on a London street Wednesday in what the government is treating as a suspected act of terrorism.

Teens Cooling on Facebook but Warming to Twitter

Some teens are growing tired of the excessive sharing and “drama” on Facebook and more are turning to sites like Twitter and Instagram to express themselves, according to a new study.

Calls for Attacks on Christians Emanate From Mosque Loudspeakers in Pakistan Villages

A Muslim political candidate suspected of murdering a Christian has instigated calls from mosque loudspeakers for attacks on Christians, whom he blames for his May 11 election loss.

Vermont Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide

Vermont is now the fourth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide after Gov. Peter Shumlin signed it into law Monday.

Three Ways to Be a Radical Christian

Recently, Christianity Today and World Magazine both ran pieces on the growing trend of “radical Christianity.” What’s it all about?

IRS Official Once Targeted Christian Coalition

An official at the center of the Obama administration's IRS scandal is now reported to have a history of harassment.

Court Strikes Down Arizona's 20-Week Abortion Ban

A federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

In U.S., Record High Say Gay, Lesbian Relations Morally OK

Americans' views toward a number of moral issues have shifted significantly since 2001. According to a new Gallup poll, Americans' acceptance of gay and lesbian relations has increased the most, up 19 percentage points in the past 12 years to a record high of 59 percent today.

Supreme Court to Hear Public Prayer Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case during its next term about whether a town that opened its public meetings with prayer violated the Constitution.

Oklahoma Tornado's Confirmed Fatalities 24, Down From 51

The medical examiner has revised the death toll in yesterday's tornado in Moore, Okla., to 24, down from 51.

Sleep-Deprived Teens Cause Crashes

A large, new study helps explain why so many teens and young adults are involved in motor accidents: They're sleepy.

Most Parents Not Aware Teen Is Using "Study Drugs"

Many parents are not aware that their teenage children abuse "study drugs," a new poll suggests.

Georgia Governor Orders Bibles Returned to State-Owned Parks

Ed Buckner, an atheist, didn’t like the fact that Bibles were in cabins at Georgia state parks, so he protested and they were removed while the state attorney general looked into the matter. Not long afterwards, however, the attorney general issued a ruling saying the state was on firm legal ground because it hadn't paid for the Bibles and therefore wasn't officially endorsing religion.

Saudi Arabia Sentences Men to Prison, Lashings for Role in Woman's Conversion to Christianity

Two men accused of helping a young woman flee Saudi Arabia after her conversion to Christianity were sentenced to prison terms and lashes with a whip by a Saudi court last week.

Oklahoma Sorrow

Tonight in Moore, Oklahoma there are individuals who lost spouses and children who lost parents. Scores of people lost friends and loved ones.

Deadly Storms Hit Oklahoma

Samaritan's Purse is responding to devastating tornadoes that hit the Oklahoma City area Sunday and Monday.

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