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Bible still viewed as sacred but views changing

Most Americans still view the Bible as sacred, but perceptions and attitudes about Scripture are becoming more polarized, so says the annual “State of the Bible in 2013” report from the American Bible Society. Most Americans (77 percent) believe morals ...

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Your journey to vibrant health

A very wise and highly respected dean at my college also happened to be my student government adviser. We worked side-by-side with the other elected college students, ensuring 1987 would be the best year they would experience. Many of us ...

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Hollywood looks to the Bible for screenplay potential

Son of God movie

HOLLYWOOD — Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. Nearly 10 years after the blockbuster success of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” which earned $611.9 million worldwide, studios ...

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Compassion

  • 10 killed in Texas High School shooting: Ministries reach out to community
    Nine students and one adult are among the dead at Santa Fe High School just south of Houston, according to media reports. At least 10 additional people at the school were wounded in the shooting, which occurred around 7:30 a.m. A 17-year-old suspect is in custody, as is a second person of interest, though the […]
  • New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds
    The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would eliminate family planning funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The Department of Health and Human Services planned to annouce (May 18) a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from receiving federal money through the Title X […]
  • Museum of the Bible visitors top half a million in first six months
    The Good Book is shaping up to be a good draw on the crowded landscape of museums in the nation’s capital. The Museum of the Bible, the newest tourist attraction near the National Mall, has drawn 565,000 visitors since it opened six months ago, according to museum figures released Thursday (May 17). While that’s less than […]
  • Free speech fight returns to the University of Michigan
    A new student organization stepping into the college campus free speech fight has sued the University of Michigan over its speech code. In a lawsuit filed May 8, Speech First alleges the University of Michigan’s “vaguely worded” speech code protects hearers’ sensibilities at the expense of speakers’ constitutional right to free speech. The lawsuit marks […]
  • Assisted suicide blocked for now in California
    A county judge invalidated California’s physician-assisted suicide law Tuesday (May 15) but did not rule the lethal practice unconstitutional. Daniel Ottolia, a Superior Court judge in Riverside County, struck down the state’s End of Life Option Act, saying legislators defied California law by passing the measure during a special session called to address health care […]
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