Melody Zaki

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Being a Jerk for Jesus

Kim Davis, the mockingjay for morons everywhere, is back at work and claiming she will not approve any gay marriage licenses. She says she will not go against her conscience because as a Christian she cannot possibly allow two people who love each other to get married simply because of their …

Why Jesus Wants You to Give Up Judging Others -- and Embrace a Graceful Mindset

A lot of people have talked about the gospel over the ages. They've been preaching, proclaiming and discussing it for 2000 years, through every generation. The discussion initially starts around the act of first receiving the gospel, and then inevitably how to outlive it. In the majority of cases, …

If You Are a Christian but You Reject Christ’s Teachings, You Are Not a Christian

A lot of people have sent me this video made by BuzzFeed, the same folks who produced such film classics as “What Bros Do Before a Date,” “Weird Things Couples Do When They Lose Their Phone” (apparently they look for it — so weird!) and “What It’s Like To Be A Hairy Girl.” It’s about as insightful …

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I'm Tired of Churches Teaching Male Headship

I'm tired of churches teaching male headship.<p>I'm tired of it because it is based on questionable Biblical scholarship, modern cultural understanding, and centuries of misogynistic attitudes. I'm tired of it because, at best it silences women and keeps their voices out of the pulpits and the …

Tragedy Narrowly Avoided After Armed Man Entered Church and Said Allah Ordered Him to ‘Slay the Infidels.’ The Next Day, Pastor Found a Note.

Rasheed Abdul Aziz walked into a Texas church Sunday afternoon dressed in camouflage pants, tactical vest, boots and a camouflage helmet. A pistol rested in his waistband.<p>He would later proclaim that he was on a mission from Allah, witnesses said.<p>Rasheed Abdul Aziz (Image source: KLTV)<p>As Aziz …

'There is no God but Allah'? School accused of Islamic indoctrination

Maury County, Tennessee is in the heart of the Bible Belt. So it’s understandable why the local church ladies got all shook up when they discovered that school children had been forced to declare, “There is no God but Allah.”<p>Seventh graders at Spring Hill Middle School spent three weeks covering …

Why can't Christians be more Christian?

I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It’s a little strip of heaven where the people are generally kind and chapels from every color of the Christian pallet dot the rolling landscape.<p>We’ve been here nearly a decade and I've been impressed at how so many denominations are willing to …

Give Me Sex Jesus reviewed: A documentary about Christian “purity culture” shows all the ways it’s obsessed with sex.

When I was in junior high at an evangelical school in the Midwest, one of my favorite teachers—smart, beautiful, and funny—said something about …

Fox News Explains the Dangers of Christianity in Public Schools

Liberals have spent a lot of time over the past few decades trying to explain to Conservative Christians the importance of the separation of church and state. Unfortunately, either from obstinance or ignorance, many Christians believe that not only should this constitutionally mandated separation …

Give Me Sex Jesus: young evangelicals' struggles with sex and church teaching

“Whatever it is, don’t let me die before I have sex” is a prayer that at first, sounds like a punchline. But for the young evangelicals portrayed in the new documentary Give Me Sex Jesus, it is a sincere petition to God.<p>The documentary, which premieres on Thursday 17 September on the streaming …

Sexuality

These 'High School Musical' Stars Reunited And It Was Magical: See The Pics

<i>By Monique Steele</i><p>It’s been seven years since the last "High School Musical" movie hit the scene and we got to see our favorite high-schoolers sing …

Zac Efron forgets title of massive ‘High School Musical’ hit – watch

During a game of 'Beat The Intro' Efron struggles to remember the name of pop smash 'Breaking Free'<p>Zac Efron was stumped recently when he was asked …

Zac Efron

13 Reasons to Add Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party To Your List For Fall

For many guests, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a highlight of the fall season here at Walt Disney World Resort. The event, which is back …

Walt Disney Company

Celebrate Chinese New Year on the ‘Golden Walk of Fortune’ at Hong Kong Disneyland

Guests at Hong Kong Disneyland can celebrate Chinese New Year the entire month of February at the park’s “Golden Walk of Fortune.”<p>The celebration …

Minnie Mouse Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris in Style

How does one celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris? In high fashion, of course!<p>In order to choose an outfit for the park’s ongoing 20th …

A Proposal in Perfect Harmony at Walt Disney World Resort

I love love. I love butterflies in your stomach, a commitment on your left ring finger and celebrating that ineffable feeling of affection. So much, …

Take a Sneak Peek at Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th Anniversary Fun

If traveling to Tokyo Disney Resort is on your bucket-list (it sure is on mine!), then you’re sure to enjoy this update.<p>Our friends at Tokyo Disney …

Articles about 7 outdoor fireplaces and fire pits we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Warm nights spent sitting outside with friends are just around the corner—so sit back, …

San Francisco

Homeless People Feed Their Community and Learn Sustainable Gardening at This Amazing Shelter

We know that green technology and eco-friendly initiatives are important, but we often don't realize that certain individuals, such as the homeless, cannot participate in these causes. Even though they may want to grow fresh, organic produce, the money just isn't there. To help change their …

Knocking Down The Walls (And Leaving It That Way) Might Be The Most Efficient Renovation Ever

Taking notions of minimalism to new levels, Japanese architecture firm Schemata decided to breathe new life into a traditional two-story house by stripping it down to its most skeletal elements–and then just leaving it.<p>Located in the Saitama prefecture of Japan, the home had been conceived by its …

Mesmerizing Bedroom Mural Beams with New Life Once the Lights are Out

When the lights go off in Keti Sidamonidze's bedroom, a cleverly-painted mural makes her walls beam with life. Under daytime brightness, her wall appears to display a conventional piece of artwork, one that depicts a cat sitting on a crescent moon, overlooking a city below. Only in the dark does …

Wall Art

Ways to Follow the Latest on Apple News and iOS 9 on Flipboard

In the days leading up to Apple’s keynote on September 9th, many are wondering what product upgrades and new features will be announced. Luckily there are many ways to follow the latest Apple news with Flipboard.<p>Here are our recommendations of Apple obsessed curators who have been flipping the …

Social Media

New NYC apartments hitting the market: spring 2018 - Curbed NY

Spring is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: the real estate market is about to pick up, and quickly.<p>And of course, that can only mean one thing for Curbed NY: it's time to look at the many, many, <i>many</i> apartments—both rentals and condos—that will be hitting New York's real estate …

M96: Hubble and VLT images of a nearby spiral galaxy.

In galactic astronomy, 30 million light-years is considered “close by.” It’s 300 quintillion kilometers, but hey, who’s counting?<p>So, given that, …

New Horizons has gone to Pluto, and now comes the Great Beyond

Scientists say layers of haze stretch 100 miles into the atmosphere, much higher than anticipated. All this haze is believed to account for Pluto’s reddish color.<p>NASA’s New Horizons has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best …

Solar System

Why The Black Hole Information Paradox Is Such A Problem

You might think it takes a lot of energy to escape Earth’s gravity, but our planet’s pull is tiny compared to many other things in the Universe. Same for our Sun, the galaxy, or even an extreme object like a neutron star. Instead, imagine a small, compact region of space that’s filled with so much …

Physics

What’s Leaving Netflix: September 2015

<i>Each month, several films and TV shows leave Netflix’s catalogue. We provide a list of titles leaving the platform, along with a short selection of</i> …

Entertainment

Costco sold counterfeit Tiffany engagement rings: U.S. judge | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp willfully infringed Tiffany & Co’s trademarks by selling counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the luxury retailer’s name and must face a jury trial to assess damages, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday.<p>Shopping carts at Costco in Fairfax, Virginia, …

Costco