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May 3, 2014

President Obama to Visit Tornado-Ravaged Arkansas Towns on Wednesday

President Obama will travel to Arkansas Wednesday to visit communities devastated by the recent deadly tornadoes, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor announced Saturday. The storms tore through large swaths of central Arkansas Sunday, killing 15 and injuring more than 150. More... Continue Reading →

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The Sensitive Role of Religion in the NBA

Long before Doc Rivers found himself defending his Los Angeles Clippers players who were the unwelcome participants in team owner Donald Sterling's racist comments all week, he was concerned about another sensitive subject. Religion. It was late 1999, the start... Continue Reading →

Pastor Found Dead In Garage of Houston, Texas, Apartment Complex

An investigation is underway after Harris County deputies say a pastor was found dead in the garage of a North Houston apartment complex on Ella Boulevard. The 53-year-old pastor was discovered Saturday afternoon at the Mariposa Apartment garage by a... Continue Reading →

Father of Colton Burpo Says Christian Critics of “Heaven is for Real” Must Be Pharisees

Todd Burpo has dismissed Christian critics of Heaven is for Real, the film about his son's near death experience. Heaven is for Real has been a hit at the box office, taking in over $56 million at the box office... Continue Reading →

Pastor Bill Hybels Says the “Cool” Trend of Church Planting Should Not Be the Only Reason to Plant a Church

Church planting has become the "coolest" trend in church work in recent decades, according to Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, who says that alone should not be a reason to plant a church. "One terrible reason to... Continue Reading →

How Did Pennsylvania Killer, Joseph Lewis Miller, Evade Police for 33 Years and Fool a Texas Church Into Letting him Serve as a Deacon?

At long last, Joseph Lewis Miller’s double life, carefully constructed over decades here, was beginning to unravel. Just not in the manner one might expect.  The fraying ends in Miller’s meticulously manufactured existence as a church deacon had nothing to do with... Continue Reading →

“Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Fragment Proves to Be a Forgery

In September 2012, Harvard Divinity School professor Karen King announced the discovery of a Coptic (ancient Egyptian) gospel text on a papyrus fragment that contained the phrase "Jesus said to them, 'My wife . . .' " The world took... Continue Reading →

Outstanding Chicago Student Kyndal Buchanan Awarded DuSable ‘Rising Star’ Award

Kenwood Academy senior Kyndal Buchanan, recipient of this year’s DuSable Museum “Rising Star” award, has a quiet demeanor belying the passion that spills from her pen over animal cruelty. “In my opinion, anyone that could harm another living creature should... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Obama Cracks Jokes at Obamacare, the Media, and Republicans at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan. "We rolled out healthcare.gov. That could have gone better," Obama said in remarks at the annual White... Continue Reading →

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