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Planned Parenthood’s moral disconnect

Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news with John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Here is a summary of this week’s conversation. The latest video about Planned Parenthood from the Center for Medical […]

Hope for a better life in Batam

It’s hard to miss the blatant poverty on this fast-booming Indonesian island

Should parents of disabled children be allowed to stunt their growth?

Many parents have lamented their children growing up, with a joking wish they would stay “little” forever. But when Mark and Jenn Hooper asked pediatric endocrinologist Paul Hofman to  stunt their disabled 6-year-old daughter’s growth, they were quite serious.  The Hoopers’ case is getting attention now as parents in the United States and elsewhere are […]

Police lives matter

Last weekend, the same weekend that hundreds gathered in New York City to protest against the police, The House of Hope—a large, predominantly African-American church in the Atlanta area led by Pastor E. Dewey Smith Jr.—chose to honor police officers from the community during its “Law Enforcement Appreciation Sunday.” Smith believes there has been a […]

Evangelicals show more openness in death penalty debate

Evangelicals and political conservatives are increasingly shifting to more neutral positions on the death penalty. Earlier this month, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) revised its 1973 statement that favored the death penalty as a punishment for heinous murders.  The NAE noted many evangelical leaders “have made a biblical and theological case either against the […]

Death comes one layer closer

Death comes in layers, bit-by-bit, closer to our center. As a child it isn’t conceivable. Fluffy the hamster mysteriously disappears and the dog goes to live on a farm far, far away. As a youth it is a concept, a reality for those far older. We lose a grandparent or a great uncle. Or maybe […]

No help for Chinese mom expecting second child

New two-child policy won’t be enacted in time to save pro-life leader facing pressure to abort

Midday Roundup: Obama sending special forces to Syria

On the ground. President Barack Obama will send a cadre of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition groups there, a Pentagon official said today. The 50-or-so troops will work to enhance Syrian rebel groups’ war against ISIS. So far, the United States has supported the rebels with airstrikes only. The change comes as […]

Globe Trot: The economics behind China’s new two-child policy

CHINA: The rationale behind ending the one-child policy is purely economic. China will lose 67 million workers over the next 20 years, according to UN estimates, while increasing its elderly population by 100 million (from 110 million to 210 million). MIGRANTS: While U.S. officials (and presidential candidates) tussle over what to do about a potential […]

Ballot Boxing: Bush sinking and bias rising

Discerning the former Florida governor’s campaign and the media covering it

Did Matthew Think Peter Was a False Disciple?

A new book from a top evangelical scholar makes the case. A leading evangelical scholar says Matthew thought Peter was as bad as Judas. Robert Gundry, scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College, argues in his most recent book, Peter – False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew (Eerdmans), […]

News: Why Guatemala Elected an Evangelical Entertainer as Its New President

Voters hope Jimmy Morales will do better than the last two times they gave evangelicals the top job. On October 25th, a bizarre year in Guatemalan politics took another unexpected twist with the overwhelming victory of avowed evangelical Jimmy Morales. The dark horse, under-funded candidate had come from behind in a field of 14 aspirants […]

Are Our Cravings a Trick or Treat?

God redeems our physical desires too. Halloween begins our annual end-of-the-year overindulgence marathon, which runs from trick-or-treating to the Thanksgiving table and the string of Christmas parties, all the way up to our New Year’s resolutions. From pumpkin spice muffins to fun-size candy bars, there’s always a yummy snack within reach, and it’s hard to […]

Does Halloween Scare Off Americans? New Data from LifeWay Research

How do you view the holiday? Share your thoughts in the comments. Earlier this week, LifeWay Research released data from a recent survey gauging American views on Halloween. The holiday is one of the more controversial of the most popular American holidays because of it’s relationship with witchcraft, paganism, and other “dark” elements. Historically, many […]

Atheist Billboards Mocking ‘Cracker’ Jesus Banned in Australia

Billboards that promote atheist author Sam Harris’ upcoming tour in Australia by attacking the Catholic Church have been banned.

‘Grimm’ Season 5 Spoilers – Juliette Is Dead, Rosalee Is Kidnapped & Nick Becomes A Father

NBC’s Supernatural Procedural, “Grimm,” will have Season 5 take a dark and mournful path as Nick Burkhardt, played by David Giuntoli, will be looking to avenge the deaths of his mother and his love, Juliette Silverton, played by Bitsie Tulloch.

Hobby Lobby’s Owners Under Federal Investigation?

The Green family, Evangelical Christians who oversee the popular crafts chain Hobby Lobby, may be under federal investigation.

‘Blue Bloods’ Season 6 Episode 6 Spoilers: Jamie Is Caught Red-handed; Danny, Baez Follow A Rape Case

More doses of intrigue, suspense, and thrills are expected to come this week as the sixth season of CBS’ hit police-procedural drama TV series “Blue Bloods” airs with an episode that will see one of the Reagan clan members caught red-handed.

‘Hawaii Five-O’ Season 6 Episode 6 Spoilers: Squad Traces A Frankenstein-Wannabe Killer

It’s a Halloween week for CBS’ hit police-procedural drama TV series “Hawaii Five-O” and fans are expecting to see the team tackling a crime that seems to have drawn its inspiration from a character of Mary Shelley’s classic novel called “Frankenstein.”

Pastor Tim Keller Explains Why Your Christian Identity Should Supercede All Others

Whether you’re rich, poor, black, white or Asian, if you are a Christian, that identity and all the qualities attached to it should trump all else.

New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals Live Stream, Start Time: Watch MLB World Series Online

Already with the lead in the series, the Kansas City Royals look to keep the pressure as they face the New York Mets in Game 3 of the World Series in the MLB.

Billy Graham’s Warning to American Churches: ‘Prepare for Persecution’

Reverend Billy Graham has warned American churches to “prepare for persecution.”

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Live Stream, Start Time: Watch NBA Online

Two of the Western Conference’s elite teams square off for the first time in the new NBA season as the Golden State Warriors face the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat Live Stream, Start Time: Watch NBA Online

It’s a reunion as Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James share the same court one more time but with different scenarios as the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Miami Heat in the NBA.

IDOP: Suta

This Sunday churches around the world will be praying for our persecuted brothers and sisters as part of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Many of those churches will share the story of Suta, a story that reminds us to pray not only for persecuted Christians, but for their persecutors as well. […]

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