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Horror

11 parenting podcasts worth checking out

<i>An earlier version of this post included a reference to “Making Dad” by Chip Dolce and Zach Anderson. One of the hosts recently left the podcast, and the listing has been removed.</i><p>Do you know how to use that little podcast app on your smartphone yet? It’s time. Podcasts are having a cultural moment, …

Parenting

President Obama Believes Scripture Approves of Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Are we still playing the game, at this late date, where we pretend Barack Obama is a Christian?<p>We know he attended Reverend Wright’s United Church of …

Barack Obama

‘Wake Up Christians. Allah Is Not Our God…’: Church Billboard With Controversial Message About Jesus, Muhammad and the Koran Sparks Outrage

A church billboard with a pointed message about Jesus, Muhammad and the Koran is igniting controversy in Hood River, Oregon, with some locals — and even the mayor — accusing the house of worship that posted it of “bigotry.”<p>“Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus,” …

Religion

The Campaign to Eliminate Hell

A new generation of evangelical scholars are challenging the idea that sinners are doomed to eternal torment—but traditionalists are pushing back.<p>Hell isn’t as popular as it used to be.<p>Over the last 20 years, the number of Americans who believe in the fiery down under has dropped from 71 percent to …

What the hell? Artist crucifies Jesus on dartboard

The art exhibit inside a campus library at Rutgers University was sickening – Jesus crucified on a dartboard.<p>“It is surprising that a state university would allow this,” Rutgers alum Natalie Caruso wrote on her Facebook page on April 20. “I asked them to take it down because I found it …

Republicans On Capitol Hill Brace For The Real Possibility Of A Trump Nomination

"We won’t lose. We’ll get slaughtered."<p>WASHINGTON — The day after Donald Trump’s third decisive win in early state primaries, the prospect of the billionaire’s inevitability as the Republican presidential nominee began to sink in on Capitol Hill.<p>Members of Congress have rushed to endorse Sen. Marco …

Jeff Flake

Jennifer Garner Goes to Church After Faith Is Restored by Movie Role

During a recent promotional stop for her upcoming movie "Miracles From Heaven," actress Jennifer Garner visited Bishop T.D. Jakes' church and …

Jennifer Garner

Donald Trump: Media Proposed Muslim Database, Not Me

Donald Trump corrected reports from the media suggesting that he actually wanted a government database for all Muslim Americans to be registered in …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump might not have said he wants to register U.S. Muslims.

As you’ve probably heard by now: Donald Trump appeared to suggest on Thursday that, as president, he would require all Muslims in the United States …

Donald Trump

Amazon Expands Script Submissions & Launches Screenwriter Tool

Amazon wants your screenplay, and it’s trying to make it easier for you to create it. The company said today that it is broadening its …

Cloud Computing
Writing

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Pretty soon, police departments nationwide will have to lower their hiring standards, increase salaries and benefits, and put a lot more money into marketing for new hires, because the men and women who would usually be candidates for law enforcement careers will choose another path.<p>Becoming a …

Law Enforcement
Planned Parenthood

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Dating While Christian

To my urban, liberal friends, my faith is freakier than any sexuality. But it’s not so far off from my boyfriend’s warmly accepted Judaism.<p>Sunday brunch was always a close call. Any earlier than 1 p.m., I’d be late for it. After a night out, there was no way I was getting up for the 9 a.m. …

Myth: The Bible is the Word of God

What is the Bible? Is it a collection of scriptures written by men, or something more?<p>Conservative Christianity affirms the idea of "Biblical Inerrancy;" that is, the Bible is the literal, Divinely-inspired Word of God. Whether or not they accept the scholarly consensuses on authorship of specific …

Theology

On the Arming of "Serious" Christians

In response to latest mass shooting in Oregon on October 1, 2015, which left nine more innocent people dead, Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey weighed in by encouraging Christians to take up arms: "I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about …

3 desperate ways the U.S. clings to the myth of American exceptionalism

The American empire has been reduced to dust. All that remains is the stale jingoism of our Republican candidates<p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph …

Geopolitics
Government
Israel
Christianity
Rights & Freedoms

Has American “Christianity” Basically Become Idolatry?

It seems to me that what is commonly called “Christianity” in our culture is not only very <i>dissimilar</i> to biblical Christianity, but it actually seems …

Theology

8 Great Android Apps to Unleash Kids Creativity

September 1, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some excellent Android apps to unleash kids creativity and expand their imaginative powers. These apps are …

What Non-Believing Muslims Say About Faith In The World's Largest Muslim Country

<i>This blog originally appeared on USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture website.</i><p>"If Islam is a religion of peace, why are people so violent?"<p>That rhetorical question brought me up short. I wasn't watching Pamela Geller's latest piece of Islamophobic stagecraft or listening to a stump speech …

Religion

Mary, wife of Jesus: Really?

The authenticity of the document has been considered suspect ever since it was discovered in 2012.<p>The papyrus is marked in the old Egyptian language …

Mary Magdalene

The Boy: Rainn Wilson has an unwelcome visitor in exclusive clip from horror film

In the new, making-of-a-psychopath film <i>The Boy</i> (out in select theaters and on VOD), Rainn Wilson is a mysterious drifter whose befriending of a child …

Horror