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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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  • Pakistan added to worst religious liberty violators
    The United States added a single country to its list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom but designated for the first time nine non-state organizations for their violence against people of faith. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Dec. 11 he had added Pakistan to the list of “countries of particular concern” (CPCs), […]
  • Now they’re euthanizing Asperger’s patients | The deadly threat of assisted suicide
    Another week… another example of how physician-assisted suicide targets the vulnerable. This time: Asperger’s patients. In 2010, 38-year-old Tine Nys was one of approximately 1,000 people euthanized in Belgium. Nys was not suffering from a terminal illness. In fact, she wasn’t sick at all. As I’ve mentioned before, despite how it’s sold around the world, […]
  • World Vision among aid groups ousted from Pakistan
    Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country known for persecuting religious minorities, has expelled 18 aid organizations including World Vision and other Christian groups. The expulsions will affect more than 11 million aid recipients in the country that suffers in healthcare and education, entailing an estimated loss of more than $130 million in annual aid, the Associated […]
  • Chinese Christians pledge to ‘stand strong’ for their faith
    As China continues to hunt down and arrest members of a house church in Sichuan Province, many of the 100 or more Christians arrested reportedly pledged in advance to persevere even until death. Gina Goh, Southeast Asia regional manager for International Christian Concern, said many leaders of Autumn Rain Covenant Church — also translated by […]
  • High court’s order raises question on abortion
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to rule on cases involving government funding of Planned Parenthood has raised the question of whether pro-life advocates can count on a majority of justices in abortion-related cases. The high court announced Dec. 10 it would not review lower court opinions regarding decisions by Kansas and Louisiana to remove Planned […]
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