Many parents and church leaders wonder how to most effectively cultivate durable faith in the lives of young people. A five-year project headed by the Barna Group explores the opportunities and challenges of faith development among teens and young adults within a rapidly shifting culture.… Click here to read more
Derek Webb’s old band, Caedmon’s Call, was once the darling of the contemporary Christian music (CCM) industry. Their eponymous debut, released in 1996, sold over 250,000 copies, and their follow-up, 40 Acres, sold about 100,000 more. Caedmon’s Call’s live shows frequently sold out, and really broadened CCM’s demographic.… Click here to read more
While accepting the “Defender of Israel” award from the World Values Network at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala last Thursday, Republican presidential candidate
brought up relations with Iran in front of a very pro-Israel crowd.… Click here to read more
“It’s well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.”
That’s one of the statements actor Vince Vaughn makes in in a wide-ranging interview to the UK edition of GQ magazine that includes his views about the rights of Americans to carry firearms.… Click here to read more
For the second time in as many weeks, ISIS has claimed it’s behind a deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.
The latest happened shortly after noon (5 a.m. ET) Friday outside the Imam Hussein mosque in Dammam, a coastal city about 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the Persian Gulf island nation of Bahrain, a Saudi source with detailed knowledge of the investigation said.… Click here to read more
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — The Anheuser Busch plant in Cartersville is stopping production to help those impacted by the flooding.
Instead of making beer, they are canning water. It will be given to the Red Cross, who will then take it to Texas and Oklahoma.… Click here to read more
Quinzhee, an Inuit snow shelter, will get you 29 points
It’s obvs that lotsa people are going to use the new words added to the Scrabble dictionary.
For the past several months, I have been having a conviction weighing heavy on my heart. I tried ignoring it for as long as I could until one day a conversation came up amongst myself and a few others (both men and women).… Click here to read more
When was the last time you heard a sermon about hell? Can you even remember? Honestly, I can’t. What about the last time you heard someone mention hell? Now that, I remember vividly.
I was involved with a huge Christmas musical at my church last year that attracts thousands of people.… Click here to read more
The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Courtney Vashaw, principal at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, tells WMUR her school works hard teaching students compassion and caring for others, but she never thought that would directly affect her.… Click here to read more