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May 3, 2014

President Obama to Visit Tornado-Ravaged Arkansas Towns on Wednesday

Stanley Gordon walks in front of what is left of his insurance agency in Vilonia, Ark., Thursday, May 1, 2014. Obama announced that he will be visiting the areas affected. (Photo: Danny Johnston AP)
Stanley Gordon walks in front of what is left of his insurance agency in Vilonia, Ark., Thursday, May 1, 2014. Obama announced that he will be visiting the areas affected.
(Photo: Danny Johnston AP)

President Obama will travel to Arkansas Wednesday to visit communities devastated by the recent deadly tornadoes, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor announced Saturday. Continue reading “President Obama to Visit Tornado-Ravaged Arkansas Towns on Wednesday”

The Sensitive Role of Religion in the NBA

Mark Jackson (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports)
Mark Jackson (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports)

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. Continue reading “The Sensitive Role of Religion in the NBA”

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

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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.

Continue reading “Pastor Found Dead In Garage of Houston, Texas, Apartment Complex”

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

heaven is real

Todd Burpo has dismissed Christian critics of Heaven is for Real, the film about his son’s near death experience.

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

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

Pastor Bill Hybels
Pastor Bill Hybels

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.

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

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

Using an alias, Joseph Lewis Miller had received Social Security disability benefits for more than two decades, officials said.
Using an alias, Joseph Lewis Miller had received Social Security disability benefits for more than two decades, officials said.

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.  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?”

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

'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' (Courtesy of Karen L. King)
‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ (Courtesy of Karen L. King)

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 notice. The possibility that Jesus was married would prompt a radical reconsideration of the New Testament and biblical scholarship.

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

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

Kyndal Buchanan a senior at Kenwood Academy with her principal Gregory Jones in the school's little theater Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was among a handful of Chicago Public Schools students awarded the DuSable Museum of African-American History's coveted 'rising star' award.
Kyndal Buchanan a senior at Kenwood Academy with her principal Gregory Jones in the school’s little theater Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was among a handful of Chicago Public Schools students awarded the DuSable Museum of African-American History’s coveted ‘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. Continue reading “Outstanding Chicago Student Kyndal Buchanan Awarded DuSable ‘Rising Star’ Award”

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

President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night – not even his own health care plan. Continue reading “WATCH: Obama Cracks Jokes at Obamacare, the Media, and Republicans at White House Correspondents’ Dinner”

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