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Hillsong big winner at 45th Dove Awards


NASHVILLE — Hillsong UNITED, a worship band at Australia’s Hillsong Church, was the big winner at the Gospel Music Association’s 45th annual Dove Awards Oct. 7. The band was named Artist of the Year and their song “Oceans (Where Feet ...

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Are your kids responsible or spoiled?

Parents are naturally inclined to protect their children from disappointment and failure. But in modern America, it seems the inclination has become quite a problem. A team of UCLA researchers has recently concluded that American parents are far too child-centered, ...

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Reboot of ‘Left Behind’ hits theaters

Left Behind

Of all the jobs in the world, moviemaking surely has to be one of the most challenging ones—especially when it comes to filming subjects no one has ever seen or experienced. For instance, what should a scene look like in ...

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Is the Ice Bucket Challenge going to cure ALS?

Ice Bucket Challenge

Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig is remembered today mostly for the disease that ended his career—amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In a passionate goodbye to the sport he loved, Gehrig said, “I consider myself the luckiest ...

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A living hope


One year ago, as I write this, was an extremely difficult time for me and many of my friends and family. The Minnesota State Fair had wrapped up, another Labor Day weekend enjoyed with family, and school had begun when ...

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My most difficult leadership challenge


I have great difficulty leading … me. No matter who you are, how much money you make or what your life has brought, you are a leader. Since leadership brings influence, you (and I) have responsibility to lead others in ...

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  • Trump inauguration Bible heads to museum
    One of the two Bibles Donald Trump used to take the oath of office is joining others used by American presidents at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. The Revised Standard Version edition Bible given to the future 45th president of the United States by his mother when he was a child is […]
  • California bill threatens Bible-based therapy
    A proposed law in California could outlaw helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender-identity confusion. If passed, the bill, introduced last month by Assemblyman Evan Low, would be the most expansive ban on therapy related to sexual orientation and gender in the country. Other bans across the country restrict the practice of licensed therapists, […]
  • ‘I Can Only Imagine’ opens big
    “I Can Only Imagine” opened third at the U.S. box office this past weekend as the Easter season heralds two more faith-based films. The saga of forgiveness and triumph based on the hit MercyMe ballad brought in $17 million from just over 1,600 locations March 16–18, based on Box Office Mojo statistics, far exceeding industry […]
  • Can the government force pregnancy centers to speak a message they disagree with?
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday (March 20) in a case with serious implications for religious rights and free speech nationwide. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates vs. Becerra, the court will decide whether pro-life advocates must refer clients to abortion clinics or face fines, penalties and possible closure. The basic question the […]
  • DC councilman apologizes for blaming winter storm on Jews
    WASHINGTON — A city councilman in the nation’s capital has apologized for propagating a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. On Sunday (March 18), D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr., a Democrat, posted a video to Facebook shortly after snow flurries began to fall in the region. The clip, which was published at […]