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Read the Bible to Your Anxiety

I created three labs teaching through Matthew 6:24–34 on anxiety. My objectives were both to understand how Jesus helps us overcome anxiety, but also …

Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops aided by Shi’ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein’s hometown continued.<p>Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite paramilitary fighters hold an …

Expert Testimony: The Existence of God, the Problem of Evil, and the Facts on the Bible

One of the respected methods by which truth claims may be verified is by expert testimony. Expert testimony is offered in court cases to assist in …

Gone But Not Forgotten: Project Seeks To Memorialize The Harlem Of The West

In 2006, internationally acclaimed photographer and professor Lewis Watts and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer Elizabeth Pepin …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

CIA director: Iran general 'destabilizing' efforts in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Iran's elite Quds Force is contributing to instability in Iraq and complicating the U.S. mission against terrorism …

Middle East

The men who uncovered Assyria

<b>Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures. The excavations arguably paved the way for IS to smash what remained - but also ensured that some of the riches of a</b> …

Archaeology

Did Jesus Die for the Whole Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: Pastor Roger Barrier's "Ask Roger" column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week at Crosswalk, Dr. Barrier puts nearly</i> …

New World Order Spirituality: Blueprint for a Global Religious Authority

Pope Francis with Shimon Peres in June 2014. Source: UltimasNoticias<p>Matthew Butler, <i>Conscious Reporter</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>Last September, Israel’s</b> …

“Racism begins in our imagination:” How the overwhelming whiteness of “Boyhood” feeds dangerous Hollywood myths

In what imaginary Texas would Richard Linklater’s characters not be surrounded by people of Mexican descent?<p>Grisel Y. Acosta<p>February 22, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>If a culture of people is deleted from our cultural artifacts, it destroys the quality of human life for all cultures involved. Afro-Latino …

Counterfeit Christianity (Part 1 of 2)

Household of Faith, Volume 1<p>For many, the Church is merely a gathering of people participating in religious activities. But the Bible makes clear …

An Arab billionaire shares his explosive views on Obama, Israel, ISIS, and why the Arab Spring failed

<b>Business Insider:</b> It's been four years since the start of the Arab Spring. In Egypt, it seems like the revolution has been undone. Before, there was …

What We Get Wrong About the ‘Desires of Our Heart’

“How many of you have prayed, ‘God, help me to love you more?’” the pastor asked from the pulpit.<p><i>Me</i>, I volunteered silently. For 20 years, I had …

Jesus

Documenting the Streets of San Francisco With Photographer Travis Jensen

San Francisco-based creative studio The Werehaus spends a day with Travis Jensen, a San Francisco-based street photographer who documents his city …

Religion in the time of superintelligence

The <i>Gizmodo</i> article “When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?” by my good friend Zoltan Istvan has gone viral and created a …

Merkel and Hollande discuss Ukraine crisis with Putin

The leaders of France and Germany have departed from Moscow after five hours of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with little to announce to end fighting in Ukraine beyond a promise to keep talking.<p>None of the leaders spoke publicly after Friday's meeting, which ended around midnight …

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CIA intelligence gap hinders counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, Iraq

In mid-September, as the U.S. military prepared to launch cruise missiles against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time, CIA analysts lobbied to expand the target list to include eight possible locations for leaders of a band of battle-hardened Al Qaeda operatives moving between towns …

The Unfinished Suburbs of America

Thousands of acres across the country were partially developed during the housing boom. What should happen to them now?<p>STOCKTON, Calif.—Janeen Milhorn and her husband bought their four-bedroom ranch-style house on a quiet street in this California suburb in 2004. It was on one of the farthest lots …

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

New York businesswoman guilty of manslaughter in son's death

A New York jury Wednesday found former pharmaceuticals executive Gigi Jordan guilty of first-degree manslaughter for feeding a lethal drug concoction to her autistic 8-year-old son.<p>The jury accepted her claim that she acted in a state of "extreme emotional disturbance." Jordan faces a 5- to 25-year …

Iraq's 'State of Myths' TV Satire Takes Aim at ISIS Extremists

If laughter could end brutality then an Iraqi TV show poking fun at ISIS would have already triumphed over battalions of militants rampaging through Iraq and Syria.<p>"State of Myths" features a gun-toting dwarf, a guy in salmon-colored shorts wielding golf clubs and ISIS chief Abu Omar Al Baghdadi …

Amnesty International Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

Amnesty International has accused the Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza during a war earlier this year against Hamas.<p>In a new report, Amnesty …

Bethany McKee Sentenced For Role In Double Murders

A 22-year-old woman will be spending life in prison for her role in a double murder, an Illinois judge ruled Tuesday.<p>Bethany McKee, 20, was sentenced sentenced for the 2013 murders of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, according to ABC7Chicago.com.<p>The two men, both 22, were found strangled to death …

3 U.S. citizens killed in Mexico, few answers

On Sunday, Raquel and Pedro Alvarado buried three of their children -- Erica, Alex and Jose Angel -- in the Mexican village of El Control, just five miles south of the Texas border.<p>The final resting place for the youths -- all in their 20s -- is the place where their family originated. But this …

Obama: 'This Is Probably The Worst' Situation For Senate Democrats Since Eisenhower

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the political landscape for this midterm election tilts against Senate Democrats. He compares the states Democrats are defending to the 1958 Republican losses during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.<p>"This is probably the worst possible group of …

Ukraine orders troops to key cities

<b>Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has ordered army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities in case of a new rebel offensive.</b><p>Mr Poroshenko said the units were to protect Mariupol, Berdyansk, Kharkiv and the north of Luhansk region.<p>He spoke after meeting security chiefs in the wake of …