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Report: U.S. Not Among Top Nations for Economic Freedom

( – The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Economic Freedom. Instead, the U..S. ranked only 12th–after Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Ireland, Mauritius, and Denmark. Estonia was formerly a part of the…


A victory for religious freedom in Canada

Yesterday brought news of a significant victory for religious freedom in Canada. The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia found in favor of Trinity Western University (TWU) in its case against the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Trinity Western University, a private Christian university in British Columbia, has been under fire since announcing in 2012 plans to…

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Mission Trips and the Monolithic Other

Short-term “mission trips” are hugely popular among American Evangelicals. Usually these trips involve lay people visiting another part of the world with the aim of helping locals and introducing them to Christianity. But recently, these trips have received a lot of criticism from those on the left, who say that many trips amount to little…

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Record 9 Models Have Zero Driver Deaths, IIHS Says

The highway death toll has been plunging rapidly in recent years, and safety experts are crediting a number of factors, including improved roadways and a crackdown on drunk driving. But a new study puts the spotlight on vehicle design and improved technology for both preventing crashes and keeping motorists alive when they do occur. A…

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Ewan McGregor on Humanizing Jesus and the Devil in ‘Last Days in the Desert’

One man, playing both Jesus and the Devil? Rodrigo Garcia’s new film Last Days in the Desert at Sundance sounds like it could be a broad comedy. Instead, it’s a light-on-dialogue character portrait of very human Biblical figures, both portrayed in subtle tones by Ewan McGregor. Garcia (Albert Nobbs and HBO’s In Treatment) zooms in on Yeshua (as he’s called here)…

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WHY I OBJECTED I have been asked why, on St Timothy day in York Minster, I stood up to object during the ordination of Libby Lane as the first woman bishop of the Church of England. I am happy to give an answer: I stood out of love for the church for which I have served…

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The Only Thing You Need to Teach Your Children

Recently I’ve been working on a talk called “Talking with your Children about What Matters Most.” I thought it would be easy to write, given that I’ve recently written a book with the subtitle “Learning from my Children about What Matters Most.” And yet the talk has been stubbornly resisting me. Or perhaps I have been stubbornly…

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The Nazi commandments for a pure Aryan society

Eugenics, euthanasia, forced sterilization – these and other 20th-century phenomena related to the theme of ‘racial purity’ are featured in an exhibition opening in Israel on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “The Ten Commandments For Choosing a Spouse,” was written by the public health committee of the Reich and published in Germany in 1935. Beginning Tuesday,…

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What the Bible Says About Money (Shocking)

Most people know Sean Hyman from his regular appearances on Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television, but what they don’t know is that Sean is a former pastor, and that his secret to investing is woven within the Bible. Perhaps that can explain why, despite his uncanny ability to predict precise moves in the stock…

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German journalists arrested in Turkey for covering Kurdish protests

Three German journalists have been arrested in Turkey while covering unrest in the southeastern, mostly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. Two other foreign reporters were said to have been taken into custody as well. One day following claims by Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan that international media were playing a role in fomenting unrest among Kurds…

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