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Islamic Council In Pakistan Instructs Muslims On How To Better Beat Their Wives

One feature shared by patriarchal religions is that men are often trying to figure out how hard and with what objects they may hit "inferior" people like their children or wives.It is in that proud tradition that, even in the twenty-first...Show More Summary

Knights of Columbus CEO Tells Congress US Can Avert Extinction of Christians in Iraq, Syria

Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson testified before a congressional subcommittee, warning that indigenous Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria face extinction in less than a decade and that the United States can avert this crisis.

'The Unknowns' Reminds Us That Memorial Day Is Not Just Another Day Off

While many in America will be fully engaged in barbecues and reveling in the three-day weekend, producers of the documentary "The Unknowns," which releases on Memorial Day, have given us a reminder that the national holiday is not just another day off.

Sex Assault Is Extension of Campus Culture, James Davison Hunter Says

The culture of college campuses contributes to their sexual assault problems, argued University of Virginia sociologist James Davison Hunter.

New Jehovah’s Witnesses Video Shows Parents How to Shun Their Disobedient Child For Life

In a truly disturbing video shown by the Jehovah's Witnesses at their summer regional conferences, a mother and father cut all ties with their disobedient daughter. They don't talk to her. They don't answer her phone calls. And they blame their own mental anguish on her. Show More Summary

Famous Athletes Are Leaders in Our Culture

There's something very real about sports. Though most athletic achievements can be attributed to hard work, discipline, and preparation, some things still happen by accident. Huge underdogs can win it all, and even the most dependable star can have a bad day.

Christian Schools Are Lowering Standards to Attract Students

Some time ago, in conversation with a Christian school administrator, I was told of his schools intention to adjust the numerical grade for each letter grade category.

New Research Highlights Major Flaw in Many Christians' Thinking

New research shines a light on an area of life where many American Christians are reluctant to allow the Bible to influence them: their finances.

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid – POLL for 2016 Final Game in UEFA Champions League: Who Wins? The Live Stream, TV Channel and Kick-off Time Info.

Soccer fans, today is no ordinary soccer day. The Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid game takes place today Saturday, May 28, 2016 and kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. ET (11:45 a.m. PT) for the 2016 UEFA Champions League final game.

Ray Comfort’s Plan to Evangelize to Atheists at the Reason Rally Has Been Thwarted

I know all of you were very excited to see Ray Comfort at the upcoming Reason Rally. He announced last month that he would be training hundreds of Christians to preach at (and hopefully convert) atheists, adding that he would give away 5,000 copies of his new book and $25,000 worth of Subway gift cards. Show More Summary

Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

I recently had the joy of visiting the Holy Monastery of Rila, Bulgaria, founded by St. John the Wonderworker and Hermit (876-946). I have no pictures of the monastic church’s interior, which was glorious, because the Orthodox do not permit photography inside their churches. Show More Summary

Fury Road, Ghostbusters, and Feminist Movies

I used to love watching movies as soon as they were released on Blu-ray. A few years ago, I could be counted on to watch at least one a week. I rarely watch movies at all any more. I'm not sure why. I guess I just don't enjoy it like I used to. Show More Summary

Theology in Story

Rather unexpectedly yesterday, I found myself devouring all 160 pages of a 2013 novel by Trevin Wax Clear Winter Nights: A Journey Into Truth, Doubt and What Comes After (Multnomah). What attracted me to the book, besides some familiarity with the author’s many years of blogging, was the concept of using a story to teach. […]

Three Aspects of Delusion & Enlightenment ~ Dharmavidya

Dharmavidya's Teaching at Oasis de Longue Vie 27 May 2016 recorded & transcribed by Annette Dharmavidya: I was reading a passage of Dogen - Dogen Zenji, the great Zen master....

Highlights From Richard Dawkins’ Reddit AMA

Yesterday, Richard Dawkins did an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. Given that he's been on a Twitter hiatus lately while recovering from a minor stroke, it's been a while since we're heard from him. Here are some of the highlights...

Ramadan Offers an Excellent “Weight Control” Strategy

By Ahmed Motiar In June, more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will begin to observe Ramadan. For Muslims fasting is a religious obligation (al-Qur'an 2:183), it being the fourth pillar of Islam. Yet fasting is also an excellent “weight control” strategy. The key point is not “weight loss” but rather “weight control”. While […]

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