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Tim Keller Says Matthew Vines' Main Points in 'God and the Gay Christian' Are 'Wrong'

Expand | Collapse<p>Bestselling author and pastor Tim Keller has reviewed Matthew Vines' book, <i>God and the Gay Christian</i>, pointing out that the author's …

Presbyterian Church

As many as 30 percent of Americans may have a drinking problem

The study used the American Psychiatric Association's new definition of Alcohol Use Disorder and found that nearly three out of 10 Americans had symptoms of an alcohol-related problem at some point in their lives, The Pacific Standard reported. Only one-fifth of them sought professional help.<p>The …

Alcohol

Saudi Arabia: Decision to uphold Raif Badawi sentence is a dark day for freedom of expression – Amnesty International USA

The decision by the Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia to uphold the sentence of the blogger Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes is a dark …

Saudi Arabia

TimesLIVE

Kids in Louisiana are reading from the Book of Genesis in science classes

For some Louisiana public school students, their science textbook is the Bible, and in biology class they read the Book of Genesis to learn the "creation point of view."<p>Through a public records request, I obtained dozens of emails from the Bossier Parish school district that specifically discuss …

Education

Two of Country Music’s Finest Backups Take Center Stage

Years ago, when Brandon Fraley was a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., he prayed to God for a miracle.<p>He was happy and healthy, …

Country Music

How Ageism Kills the Careers of Women in the Music Industry

I'm a 27-year-old singer-songwriter, and I'm constantly being told that I'm about to become too old.<p>There's a part of me that's terrified to write this. I'm a singer and a songwriter, and as a female who's not yet a household name, I can't help but feel the familiar, deep-seated fear …

Feminism
Business Jet

Baby Meets His Mother's Twin For The First Time, Loses His Mind

Judging from this video, the concept of "twins" may be a little too much for a 10-month-old brain to handle.<p>For now, it's probably easier for this infant to assume his mom -- an all-powerful being, as all moms are -- is simply in two places at once.<p>"Dainius’s son was born in Lithuania last year, …

Parenting

Malaysian police arrested in investigation over migrant mass graves

Residents near a series of mass graves containing bodies of migrants from Myanmar told The Daily Telegraph that police and local politicians were known to be complicit in people smuggling<p>Malaysia has arrested corrupt police officers and is investigating “all officials” over suspected links to a …

Asia

Michael Brown shooting: wrongful death lawsuit moves to federal court

Officer and former police chief filed to moved suit on grounds family’s case deals with constitutional issues<p>A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown’s parents is moving to federal court.<p>The suit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Tom Jackson and Darren Wilson, the officer who …

U.S. Federal Courts

Date Set for Tsarnaev's Official Death Sentence in Boston Bombing

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death June 24, the judge presiding over the case said Thursday.<p>The sentencing will happen in the same courtroom in Boston where a jury convicted him and voted unanimously for his execution this spring.<p>Some of Tsarnaev's victims …

Justice

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

10 Innovative Writers Who Are Shaking Up The Book World

It’s common for a writer to be hailed as revolutionary by a contemporary, a publisher, a reviewer or a peer -- so common, in fact, that it’s tough to distinguish new gems from old tropes. And while “new” shouldn’t be the standard when judging whether a book is valuable or exciting, it’s worth …

Books

Her Sister Killed Her Kids — And She Forgave Her

During a shocking psychotic break, Danielle Lambert's twin walked her children into oncoming traffic.<p>As the doctor gently shut the hospital room door, Danielle Lambert knew that the news was bad. She and her husband, Ken, collapsed into each other's arms and wept. "There were no words. We knew our …

Tomorrowland - Trailer 2

Former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney) and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a …

Movies

'MasterChef,' the best cooking show on TV, is back

Wednesday night's season premiere of <i>MasterChef</i> opened up much like the five seasons that came before it: Hopeful contestants shouting out their …