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2015 was ‘worst year’ for Christian persecution


With North Korea leading the way and Islamic extremism rapidly expanding, 2015 was the “worst year in modern history for Christian persecution,” according to a group tracking this issue. Iraq is in second place on Open Doors’ 2016 World Watch List, ...

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Bringing hope to Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees

MIDDLE EAST — Christian missions workers like Peter Matheson are working to bring hope to refugees. But the ongoing crisis has taken a toll on the many he serves — and on him personally — as he ministers in the ...

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Advent, sacred time, and worldview

It is time to prepare for Christmas. But I don’t mean at the shopping mall. I mean sacred preparation. Sunday [Nov. 27] marks the beginning of Advent, the time historically “set aside by the Church to help believers prepare to ...

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Big lesson in serving small

house of the dying destitutes

A stethoscope can put a swagger in anyone’s walk. I don’t know if all doctors feel important when they have one around their necks, but I know that some do. My friend Gary had his around his neck several years ...

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  • Commercial surrogacy exploits women, opponents say
    The state of Washington last week legalized commercial surrogacy. Opponents argued the measure exploits women and children by commodifying the womb, but advocates in February successfully pushed the bill through the state House and Senate by narrow margins. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, signed it into law on March 6. The measure updates the […]
  • Stephen Hawking’s journey into atheism
    Say the words “British,” “scientist” and “atheist” and the first person to come to mind probably isn’t Stephen Hawking. But while Hawking, the theoretical physicist who died Wednesday (March 14) at age 76, was certainly overshadowed in the atheist department by his countryman, the evolutionary biologist and atheist activist Richard Dawkins, Hawking’s atheism was more […]
  • States consider child marriage bans
    An 11-year-old rape victim in Florida, a 14-year-old ninth-grader in Texas, a sexually abused 16-year-old in Kentucky. They are among thousands of girls forced to marry adult men in the past 50 years under laws permitting such unions in most U.S. states. “This is not about me. I survived,” 58-year-old Sherry Johnson told CBS news […]
  • The Oscars, worldview, and ‘The Shape of Water’
    And the winner is…..yet another film that most of us won’t want to see. Learn why more Americans are ignoring Oscar-winning movies. Did you watch the Academy Awards? Even if you didn’t, you may have heard that a film titled “The Shape of Water,” a romantic fantasy set during the Cold War, won the Best […]
  • We will not survive in this irrational world of political correctness!
    I was never a fan of French Alt-Right “Front National Party” leader, Jean Marie Le Pen and I am not a fan of his daughter who currently heads that party. Marine Le Pen might be more polished and diplomatic than her father, but she still represents an ideology that is toxic to a balanced political approach […]