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‘Dad, who is Satan?’

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Teaching kids the basics about God can be easy—at least compared to other subjects. For instance, even a young toddler quickly can learn the answer to “Who made you?” And after that, they just as easily can learn the answer ...

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6 reasons society still needs dads

Father and son

There’s a river about half a mile from my house that my 7-year-old son and I enjoy. We hunt for fossils, skip rocks off the water, and watch boats speed along. Every now and then, we even catch a beautiful ...

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Is the gospel newsworthy?

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The ordination of a former journalism student got me thinking that journalists and pastors aren’t entirely different. Both are devoted to truth. In fact, the word “gospel” has roots in the Old English for “good news.” Journalists decide if a ...

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Taking shots | Emotions run strong in vaccine debate

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Just like any new mom, Mary Miller educated herself on the ABC’s of childbirth and rearing, wading through often conflicting information in books, periodicals, and the World Wide Web. She listened to trusted friends, and got plenty of unsolicited advice, ...

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From serving others to serving self

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Most people who look at the cultural decline of the United States will say it started in the 1960s with the sexual revolution and the drug culture. But according to New York Times columnist David Brooks, it began not in ...

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  • Willow Creek names NAE head, 3 others to oversee Hybels investigation
    Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent emerita of The Wesleyan Church, and Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, will lead a new investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill Hybels, the retired founding pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Lyon and Anderson will co-chair the four-person Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group, according […]
  • Former Willow Creek pastor Steve Carter breaks silence on Hybels allegations
    Steve Carter, the lead teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, was supposed to be in front of his congregation but instead he was throwing up backstage. Carter, 38, had become physically ill that Sunday, Aug. 5, after reading an article published that morning in The New York Times about the church’s founding pastor, Bill […]
  • A pastor’s suicide | An all-too familiar story
    This is getting to be an all-too-familiar story. On August 26, Andrew Stoecklein, the lead pastor of Inland Hills Church in Chino, California, took his own life. He was only thirty years old. Stoecklein was married and had three children. The grim task of informing church members and friends about Stoecklein’s suicide fell to his […]
  • Survey shows more pastors preach about abuse in #MeToo age
    Half of Protestant pastors say they preach to their churches about domestic and sexual abuse, an increase from four years ago, when only a third said they raised the issue, a new survey shows. LifeWay Research took a detailed look at Protestant clergy’s attitudes toward abuse and harassment and what they’ve done about it, surveying […]
  • Fear of Ebola keeps the faithful at home in Congo
    Thousands of faithful in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are staying home from church services to avoid contracting or spreading Ebola. “We are staying in our homes. We can’t go to church and worship together as Christians,” said Daniel Sango, who spoke by phone from Mangina, 24 miles southwest of the town of Beni in North Kivu. “People […]
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