Anglican Bishop Ding Guangxun, the longtime head of the government-sanctioned Protestant church in China, died Nov. 22 in Nanjing at the age of 97. The cause of death was not given. Called a “dear friend of the Chinese Communist Party” by the CCP’s official newspaper, Ding (who was also known as K.H. Ting) was a […]
Christmas shopping for the kids just got a whole lot more complicated for parents in Sweden, where Top-Toy Group, a licensee of the Toys R Us brand, decided to go “gender-blind” in its holiday advertising, The Wall Street Journal reports . A careful comparison of Top-Toy’s Swedish catalog with one published by the company’s Danish […]
Contraceptive mandate challengers get first circuit court-level victory
I’m now going through my judge’s ballot for the 25th year of the Media Research Center’s “worst reporting” awards. I’ve volunteered each of those years and so can say that liberal bias during the quarter-century has become more overt—and that’s probably a good thing, since I like truth in advertising. The other change is that […]
My grandfather and I gazed into the green M&M’s in the dish on the Thanksgiving counter, feeling happy about their peppermint flavor. As we kept taking them between our fingers and eating them, he gave me advice about boys. He’s been married for more than half of his life, and he knows. “Have fun,” he […]
Congress returned to “work” this week (now there’s a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people’s money is a taxing experience. Their task is to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” a geological construct of their own making. It doesn’t take a genius to predict both parties will try to do […]
They say, “Vocabulary is half of mastery,” and I never know that better than when I am trying to explain computer problems to a tech guy on the phone. But there is a more consequential vocabulary issue. The Lord exhorts, “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). The more I grapple with […]
Randolph Richards and Brandon O’Brien help us see through different cultural lenses.
The self-conscious pursuit of holiness leaves us despairing over (inevitable) failures or gloating pridefully over (illusory) successes.
Pastor Pete Armstrong says his church’s relief efforts are among many common-good decisions to bless the Lower East Side.
Coptic VP resigns as assembly rushes to finalize new constitution.
Angus T. Jones explains the conversion that led him to denounce his CBS sitcom as ‘filth.’
And why everything else does.
Can Kevin DeYoung’s message reach people outside his particular Christian subculture?
From Arkansas folk to Celtic harmonies, ’tis the season for the “seasonal” genre.
Why so many Christians saw Pussy Riot’s Russia stunt as more than a protest.
Holiness is God’s gift to redeemed Christians, but we need to strive for it all the same.
A church in Kentucky that was founded in a bar will soon be celebrating its first anniversary of operation. Pastor Fugate, an active state trooper, has overseen the church since its inception and has been noted as an evangelist who oversaw a policemen’s prayer group.
Four out of five quintuplets born to a missionary couple are now home with their parents after overcoming medical issues stemming from their premature births. In 2005 they began serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators as missionaries to Papau New Guinea, where Gavin works as a helicopter pilot and mechanic, and Carrie is a public health […]
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a lawsuit filed by an atheist group asking for the removal of a World War II era statue of Jesus near a Montana ski resort can proceed.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) filed a resolution in the House earlier his week calling on Congress to denounce what is known as “reparative therapy,” or the practice of helping homosexuals lose their desire for same-sex attractions.
Evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren recently stated that President Barack Obama has “infringed” upon religious freedom in America. The pastor of California-based Saddleback Church made these remarks to the Huffington Post, saying that Obama is “absolutely” unfriendly to religion and his administration’s policies have “intentionally infringed upon religious liberties.”
The United Kingdom says it will not support a bid to upgrade Palestinian status at the United Nations in its present form. The General Assembly is expected to vote today on whether to grant the Palestinians recognition as a “non-member observer state.”
Before the apostle Paul’s conversion, if someone had suggested that he would impact the world for Jesus, he’d probably have laughed. In fact, his original goal was to rid the world of Christians.
The Salvation Army responded to the latest blogosphere attacks from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists by stating that they believe that all people are equal and that it provides services and employment opportunities to everyone who is qualified. The Christian-based organization released the statement as the result of opposition from the gay community […]keep looking »