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The 3 Things Comedian Jim Gaffigan Can Teach Us About Engaging the Culture

“Hot Pocket.” To many folks, those two words bring to mind a stand-up comedian more than a frozen food. If that isn’t the case with you, allow me to introduce Jim Gaffigan, a funny man who can serve as an example of wise cultural engagement.

Suspected Islamic Extremists Throw Acid on Priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Asserting that Tanzania's Zanzibar Island is not a place for Christians, suspected Muslim extremists threw acid on a 60-year-old Catholic priest on Sept. 13, sources said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 18, 2013 |
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One in Five High School Seniors Binge Drinks

Researchers say binge drinking has declined while "extreme" binge drinking (having 10 or more drinks in a row) levels remain steady.

U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down

Study finds adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more.

Egyptian Christians Killed for Not Paying 'Jizya' Tax

Muslims in southern Egypt killed two Christian men for failing to pay them protection money.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2013 |
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German Police Raid Christian Commune

Early on Thursday morning, Sept. 5, police in Germany raided two communities belonging to a Christian sect and took custody of 40 children.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2013 |
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Nigeria: Muslim Herdsmen, Soldiers Kill Three Christians, Wound Mother

In the latest night raids by Muslim herdsmen and soldiers in Plateau state, a Christian and his two teenage sons this month were killed and his wife wounded.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 17, 2013 |
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ACLJ Launches Global Letter-Writing Campaign for Pastor Saeed

The American Center for Law and Justice has launched an online campaign to help secure the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith.

This Obituary Will Make You Smile

There’s something beautiful about a life well-lived. When someone consistently lives out their values in a million (sometimes quiet) ways, others notice – and are blessed by the legacy.

At Least 12 Dead in Washington Navy Yard Shootings

At least 12 people have been killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, according to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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Teen Apparel Retailers Struggle as Consumers Get Stingier

Teen apparel brands are staggering out of a shaky back-to-school season, and have little hope of change in conditions through the rest of the year.

Love Letters, Left Unread

Warning for male readers: a blatant chick-flick reference is moments away!

Football Analyst Fired for Criticizing Homosexuality

Fox Sports fired college football analyst Craig James after a video surfaced in which he said he opposed homosexual civil unions.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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Air Force Shoots Down Vet Over Biblical Marriage Views

An Air Force veteran of 19 years was relieved of duty last month because of his beliefs about same-sex marriage.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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Government: How Big is Too Big?

It seems that the Founders understood what our modern leaders have forgotten, or dismissed: In the area of compassion, services to the needy are best administered by those closest to the problem—that is, local and regional organizations, like churches, faith-based institutions, civic groups, and volunteer associations.

Biggest Questions Facing Science

I was struck recently by a news feature on National Public Radio (NPR), based on an article in The Guardian, regarding the most challenging questions facing science. In other words, the biggest questions scientists are struggling to answer.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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California Shelves Anti-Boy Scout Bill

The California State Assembly sent its "anti-Boy Scout bill" to the inactive file Thursday, Sept. 12, ensuring the legislation is dead for the remainder of the year.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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VIDEO: The 2 Questions We Should Ask Before War

The situation in Syria is dominating our evening and online news outlets. It can be challenging to think through what type of response, if any, the United States should take in response.

Officials: At Least 6 Dead in Navy Yard Shooting

Two Navy officials say at least six people have died in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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What Does Ted Cruz Believe About The First Amendment?

Senator Cruz may run for president. He trusts the history of David Barton who believes the First Amendment protects only monotheistic religions. What does Cruz believe?

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • September 14, 2013 |
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