Many moons ago I used to enjoy Crimewatch, a TV program that specialized in using Identikit software to produce composite pictures of criminals based on various eyewitness accounts.
The Los Angeles Times reports a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics that reveals violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing and almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters.
You devour fast fiction as you do fast food. You savor slow fiction like you linger over an old-fashioned Sunday dinner with family and friends.
A heavy snowfall had paralyzed the city. By church time only the janitor and the preacher had shown up. As they stood there, trying to decide what to do, the pastor said, “People today just aren’t as dedicated as they should be.”
Each day I read the headlines and ponder on articles and posts all over the globe and can only come to a conclusion … we must trust in God and God alone, even more than ever.
John 11:35 is one of the most confusing verses in the Bible to me. For most of us who were raised in the church and in Christian homes, it was probably the first verse we could quote, since it is notoriously the shortest verse in the Bible.
A Bible translator in war-ravaged Central African Republic was shot and killed this week as he attempted to escape mounting violence in Bangui, according to Wycliffe Bible Translators.
My smartphone went missing at an airport about this time last year and I somehow sank into those purported "steps of grieving", and yes, I realize that phones are inanimate objects.
A troublemaker for peace died yesterday. The man born with the name "Rolihlahla"—which literally means "pulling the branch of a tree" and which is colloquially rendered "troublemaker"—died in peace.
A tall Christmas tree lit with tiny lights and adorned with pre-school decorations brightened the waiting room. Looking for a place to sit, I noticed an empty seat right next to the festive tree, across from an older woman with a perky, bright pink turban.
“Did Obama change this nation or did he tap into a dam of inevitability and unleash what was already there? Is he timely in reflecting the accurate heart for where America was already headed?
Some Ten Years Ago I walked through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. For no Matter Where I turned, I Saw Evil and Discourse Lined up Against Me.
The Internet makes it so easy to be an arsonist. To set the world on fire. To be a walking napalm. To go through the day spraying virtual gasoline on everything and everyone.
What do you picture when you read the phrase, "family devotions"? Well-mannered children sitting around the dinner table listening to Father read the Scriptures?
There were three people in front of me at the Walmart checkout. I was on my way to a drawing assignment and stopped to pick up a large sketchbook.
Modern man has concluded, with the help of science that we are traveling through a continuum of space and time. The biblical view agrees with only half of that conclusion.
When it comes to the subject of Internet safety, teens are notoriously difficult to figure out. They aren’t just kids anymore. They are blossoming adults.
Scientist and author Eugene M. McCarthy has proposed an hypothesis that humans evolved from a female chimpanzee and male pig mating.
Christmas is the saddest and loneliest time of the year for many boys and girls living in impoverished areas around the world. But a simple gift provided by a caring friend like you through Operation Holiday Hope can help a hurting child know that they are loved.
Today is the National Day of Prayer to Strengthen the Fight Against Pornography. This special event is sponsored by Morality in Media and is being promoted through the website Porn Harms.
According to Kathryn Joyce, author of The Child Catchers, the Christian adoption movement is an “industry too often marked by ambiguous goals and dirty money, turning poor countries’ children into objects of salvation, then into objects of trade.”
We have a love-hate relationship with celebrity culture. We who consider ourselves part of this New Calvinism hate the idea of celebrity, but have no clear idea how to avoid the reality.
It may be one of the most difficult imperatives in all of the Bible: “Be angry and do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26). This verse assures us there are times we ought to be angry, but with one all-important caveat: we must not sin in our anger.
I doubt there was snow on the ground that first Christmas, so I don’t think Christ’s advent in the cavernous mangers of our hearts this Christmas is dependent on snowfall either.
A growing number of astronomers have been looking at the Bible for accounts of cometary impact and in the last decade scientific evidence for the Earth having experienced cosmic impacts during Biblical times is being found.
Leibniz is well known for his mathematical discoveries, but he’s also recognized as the person who popularized what many say is the single most important question ever asked: Why do we have something rather than nothing at all?
72 years ago today, the Japanese executed their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. As many reflect of the events of that day, let us also reflect on some of the personal lives that were affected by World War II.
On November 30, 2013, two scholars demonstrated how to respectfully debate the merits of intelligent design in the natural sciences.
During World War II, a small, strategic island in Washington State served as a military listening post, monitoring sensitive communication coming from the Pacific.
The acute sufferings purportedly endured by Nicholas of Myra at the hands of his fourth-century Roman persecutors pale in comparison to the torture his legacy has endured ever since.
Depending on your point of view, the deal with Iran that was crafted in Geneva last month either stinks or is rosy. But what most of the world missed was the real motivation for both sides.
"I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days." – Nelson Mandela