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Bringing hope to the world

hope

If you’re like me, there are days when I have to scratch my head at the state of our world — days when I have to say, “How can that be true?” Sometimes I wonder if what I feel about ...

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Students take Jesus to Rio’s ‘Crack-land’

Rio de Janeiro

Locals know it as “Crack-land,” a run-down, crime-ridden neighborhood in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where addicts come to get their fix. Many never leave. Crack cocaine is the star attraction, and its victims line Crack-land’s streets. They’ve lost ...

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Music | Folk duo’s new project

Acoustic folk duo All Sons & Daughters released their self-titled studio album May 6. The duo, vocalist Leslie Jordan on guitar with David Leonard on vocals and piano, shared co-writing duties with several noted songwriters, including Stu G (Delirious?), Francesca ...

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Does television rot your brain?

television

In the early days of TV, optimism surrounded this new communication tool. It was going to be a University of the Air, bringing culture—the symphony, opera and theatre—to elevate the masses. TV executives quickly learned that the masses have no ...

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Becoming extraordinary

plans

Good news! It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, what gifts and abilities you think you do or do not have or how much money you have in your purse or bank account. God made you, He ...

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Compassion

  • Advocates for life to hold banners on overpasses in 50 cities
    Drivers in 50 cities will see pro-life banners on highway overpasses, June 22, stating “abortion takes a human life.” The first National Pro-Life Bridges Day is designed to use a non-confrontational statement to spark conversations on abortion among hundreds of thousands of Americans, according to event organizer Eric Scheidler of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. […]
  • Geneticist ponders peril of biotechnology
    To geneticist Francis Collins, a person’s DNA can be compared to the beauty of a Gothic cathedral’s rose window. “I think that is a visual way to point out the beauty of what it is that God has given us as a creation,” Collins said as he stood below a screen at the National Press […]
  • Faith-based groups a force for restoring survivors of sexual violence in conflict
    Adrienne* survived a brutal sexual attack during a conflict with ex-Seleka militants in Central African Republic (CAR), only to be ostracized from her own community. Adrienne was alone in her greatest time of need, and the baby born to her nine months later bears the same vulnerabilities, and a label: a “Seleka baby.” The World Watch […]
  • Aid the Iraqi Christians
    For too long the U.S. government has done too little to aid Iraqi Christians. That has to change. It takes courage to be a Christian in Iraq, more courage than I or I’d bet most of us can even imagine. Some of the courage we see from our brothers and sisters there comes from the […]
  • Canadian court denies religious freedom to Christian law school
    The Supreme Court of Canada dealt a major blow to religious freedom Friday (June 15), ruling that law societies in Canada may deny accreditation to a Christian law school. The judgment comes after a long legal battle in several provinces. Trinity Western University’s law school asks students and faculty to follow its “Community Covenant” based […]
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