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Crucifix and Virgin Mary Statue Survive 4-Alarm Fire at Historic Century-Old California Church

An ornate wooden crucifix made in Italy and a statue of the Virgin Mary miraculously survived a four-alarm fire that destroyed much of the historic Holy Cross Catholic Church in San Jose, California, that over 100 firefighters battled on Sunday.

News: Will Medical Missionaries' Ebola Pullback Avoid Another Kent Brantly?

As ministries report record interest in serving, Samaritan's Purse shifts strategy on what expat doctors do. After contracting the world’s most deadly virus while serving as medical missionaries in Liberia, both Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse and Nancy Writebol of SIM became household names—as did Ebola itself. They survived. Show More Summary

Christian Leaders Condemn Payday Lenders Who Con the Poor, Call For New Controls

Christian leaders from virtually all denomiations gathered in the nation's capital this week to bring attention to rampant financial damage among the poor as a result of predatory lenders.

Mary J. Blige Compares Prayer to Therapy; Singer Relies on Faith to 'Feel It, Deal, Then Heal'

Mary J. Blige recently opened up about her own coping mechanisms for personal struggle while discussing her latest album "The London Sessions," acknowledging her complete reliance on faith.

HTC Desire Eye: Specs, Features, Price Revealed

HTC is a force to be reckoned with as the company continues to roll out innovative devices that rival those from other companies. Recently, it launched the Desire Eye, touted as the ultimate "selfie phone" in the market. But apart from that distinction, it is also a powerful Android device in its own right.

Evangelicals Split Over Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

Two prominent leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table took dueling positions on the controversial executive order President Barack Obama is expected sign Friday that will allow millions of undocumented workers to acquire work permits.

BlackBerry Rio: High End, All-Touch BlackBerry Phone Currently in Development

Since Apple and Samsung have started dominating the smartphone market, other companies have started stepping up their game to gain a bigger share of the profits generated from new smartphone releases, and BlackBerry is definitely one of them.

Julie and Scott make it to within ten paces of the Emperor.

Will they take action? Which way will the candles blow?Episode 96 of A Good Story is Hard to Find is our discussion of Hero, a 2002 movie directed by Yimou Zhang. Come and listen!

Zayn Malik Joins One Direction Band Mates After Absence Sparks Drug Abuse Accusations

One Direction fans were worried when Zayn Malik missed the band's appearance on the "Today" show, and many were concerned when he was photographed on Tuesday looking noticeably thinner. Malik was said to be ill with a "tummy bug" and missed out on some of One Direction's album promotion in Orlando, Florida this week.

Well Said: Our battle-flag

The battle-flag is always placed among warriors, as a sign to which they look during the hardest fighting of the battle. We are continuously at war with the princes of darkness... If anyone is troubled, vanquished, and overcome, let him look to the Lord hanging on the gibbet of the cross. St. Thomas of Villanova Amen.

'Pitch Perfect 2' Released First Official Trailer, Bellas Go to World Acapella Competition (VIDEO)

Next year will mark the return of The Barden Bellas as they sing their way to acapella history in "Pitch Perfect 2," the sequel to 2012's surprise hit movie. The official trailer of the film has just been released yesterday and it has already garnered more than 6 million views on YouTube.

Good to Know: Religious Freedom Means Only the Right to Choose Between Flavors of Christianity

Freedom of religion in the United States doesn't mean you may believe in anything or nothing. It only means that you're free to choose between Christian denominations.Bryan Fischer tells us so.[T]he purpose of the First Amendment, as...Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Aladdin and Princess Badoura

Aladdin and Princess Badoura. Detail.By Himmapaan I foresee that my wish list is going to expand to include anything including Himmapaan's illustrations. Simply superb.

The Critics Roundup: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and ‘Beyond the Lights’

The critics are divided on a long-awaited sequel and a tale of pop stardom. It’s been twenty years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels made audiences laugh in the original Dumb and Dumber, and eleven years since the prequel Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd hit theaters. Show More Summary

Sony Ditches Six-Month Product Cycle, Xperia Z4 to Come With QHD Display and Snapdragon 810 Chip?

Smartphone manufacturers usually stick to a yearly product cycle where they release one phone every year, usually during the fourth quarter. Sony, however, has taken a bizarre move and switched to a bi-annual six-month product cycle and started the switch off by releasing the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.

'The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1' Reviews Are Mixed; Too Much Focus on Peeta?

One of the most anticipated young adult fiction films, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," has met cinemas and eager fans went and watched the film. While most young adult audiences may enjoy the ruin of a dystopian oppressive leadership such as the Capitol, adults may not like the film, according to reviews.

10 Bible Verses That Remind Us to Be Thankful for All God Has Given Us

With Thanksgiving Day approaching quickly, it is a perfect time to reflect on all the things we should be thankful in our lives. It's not so often we give thanks to God for all that he has done. Reading scripture and continuing to pray is a perfect way to give thanks.

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

When Uber CEO Travis Kalanick rattled off a series of 14 tweets Tuesday afternoon, most of the attention was on what he said rather than how he said it. While Kalanick may have intended to apologize for the controversy that erupted after...Show More Summary

Guestview: Don’t believe everything you hear — there’s only one pope

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There is only one pope and his name in Francis, whether people like him and the direction he is steering Roman Catholicism or not.

Justin Bieber Spends Time With Rabbi During Self-Described Spiritual Quest

Pop icon Justin Bieber has moved on to the next part of his spiritual quest to "learn how to spread the Word of God" by spending time with a rabbi in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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