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A legal case over a public school in California that has students “bowing to the sun god” is looming in an appeals court, where a team of lawyers advocating for student and parental rights is challenging the Encinitas Union School District’s Ashtanga yoga program. It has broad implications, and it’s getting attention not just in…

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Billy Graham was a pastor to presidents and certainly addressed the moral slide in America as far back as the 1950s, but Franklin Graham seems to be wearing his dad’s mantle on steroids. The once prodigal son is not shrinking back from hot button cultural and political issues—he actually pointed to Jezebel Scriptures in the book of…

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Married Christians love telling single people why they can’t have sex. I can’t say why. But I can say that we singles are left navigating sexual desires that are good and holy, which are nevertheless expressed and experienced by twisted and sinful hearts and minds, souls and bodies. Singles have been given a one–verse allowance for thinking…

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Dear every kind-hearted, well-meaning, a little bit quiet but not around your bros, comfortable in groups but not one-on-one, single and secretly dreaming of dating (and marriage and kids), kind, helpless, you thought you’d be in a relationship by now but what the heck is going on, I kissed dating goodbye but forgot about procreation…

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Acouple of months ago, burdened by ISIS violence, Ferguson, Ebola outbreaks, and Nigeria kidnappings, I walked a few blocks over to attend a neighborhood association meeting. It felt uncomfortably quaint, trivial compared to the horrendous news that week. An elderly lady complained about her neighbor parking too close to her driveway. People argued about zoning…

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I received a call a few weeks ago from a mother of two who was pregnant with her third child. “I just had a prenatal screening test and they say there’s a 99% chance our baby has Down syndrome.” She had spent most of the previous few days crying. I talked to her for over…

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Is the Bible Belt coming unbuckled? Stan Mitchell, pastor of the GracePoint megachurch in Franklin Tennessee, has apparently taken his Bible belt off altogether. Mitchell told his congregation—a congregation that includes superstar singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood—that practicing homosexuals can be card-carrying members of his Bible-believing protestant church and can even hold their gay weddings in the…

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Nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin, commenting on Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s claim that our rights come from God, pinpointed the fundamental difference between the left and the right. “[T]he left does not believe in fundamental human rights,” says Levin. “They believe in fundamental quote, unquote rights dispensed by government, and…

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Students in Aberystwyth are pushing for thousands of Gideon Bibles to be removed from university accommodation. A poll conducted by the students’ union claims that more than half of students felt that having the Bibles in university accommodation as a matter of course was “uncomfortable” or “unacceptable.” The call to ban Bibles mirrors action by…

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After Fifty Shades of Grey’s global trailer was released six months ago—and has since been viewed more than 47 million times on YouTube—it was no suprirse that the film received the title of the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango’s history. And according to Deadline, the film made up for 60 percent of Fandango’s daily business on Tuesday, with MovieTickets.com…

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