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The Life of an Amputee

How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.<p>America's unique relationship to gun ownership -- enshrined as a right in its constitution -- is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second …

Guns

Six Reasons Reformed Christians Should Embrace Six-Day Creation

<i>This sponsored post was prepared by Director Thomas Purifoy Jr. on behalf of Is Genesis History?.</i>When <i>Is Genesis History?</i> opened in theaters last …

Theology

Streetlights Bible

Ehang’s passenger-carrying drones look insanely impressive in first test flights

But I’m still highly skeptical this can scale<p>Two years ago, Chinese drone maker Ehang came to CES in Las Vegas and promised to build a completely autonomous, passenger-carrying quadcopter that would revolutionize mobility. Many of us in the tech community chortled under our breath, wondering if …

Drones
Mel Gibson

Paul, Apostle of Christ: The Heart of the Story

YouTube

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

How One Sentence Saved My Faith

This sentence saved my faith from suffocating certainty: “The mysteries of the faith are degraded when made into objects of affirmation or negation, …

Faith

This mini Bluetooth speaker packs an FM receiver into its handmade vintage casing

While Bluetooth speakers are nothing special at this point, with just about every smartphone-wielder packing one in tow. But odds are your portable music player of choice has nowhere near as much charm as the Muzen OTR, a new radio and Bluetooth speaker fusion sporting a handmade wooden …

Gear & Gadgets

Meet iGen: The new generation of workers that is almost everything millennials aren’t

Just as managers got used to managing their millennial employees, there’s a new generation knocking on the doors of employers: iGen.<p>Born between 1995 and 2012, the first of iGen graduated from college last spring. (iGen is sometimes called “GenZ,” but with millennials no longer called “GenY,” …

Demographics

How One Church Is Making Scripture Sing

Growing up in the modern worship boom of the mid-2000s, where thousands flocked to Passion conferences and CCM mainstays started releasing “worship …

Evangelical Christianity

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p><i>Video: How to check if your</i> …

Mobile Technology

Why I Left the Cult of 'Calling' (And You Should, Too)

I don’t like to say that God “calls me” anymore.<p>When I graduated from a Christian college, I believed I would change the world. I was determined to …

Jesus

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

How to take advantage of Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program right now

Apple surprised customers this past weekend when it announced that it’s discounted iPhone battery replacement program had launched well ahead of …

30 innovations that improved the world in 2017

2017 may have been a rough year, but there were plenty of inventions, innovations, and gadgets that made the world just a slightly better place.<p>From …

Female Genital Mutilation

Passion Isn’t the Same As Calling

I never cared for discernment in my early years of being a Christian. All that mattered to me was love and passion. As long as I loved God and was …

Research Reveals the 5 Biggest Influencers on Your Child’s Spiritual Health

What do you think makes the biggest impact on a child’s spiritual development? Dinner as a family? Parents who don’t miss special events? Having …

Parenting

John Mark McMillan on What’s Wrong With the Modern Worship Movement

When John Mark McMillan sat down to work on the album that would become<i> Mercury & Lightning</i>, he thought he was going to be writing a worship album. …

Marathons

Manus Island: UN urges Australia to end 'humanitarian emergency'

The UN has called on Australia to do more for 600 refugees who refuse to leave an offshore detention center on Manus Island. Australians have decried …

North Africa

Do I Have to Agree With My Pastors?

For four years, my family attended a hyper-Calvinist church. It was Calvinism on steroids. I disagreed with a lot of what they believed, and one …

‘Miracle’ in the Bible was actually a real solar eclipse: science

A “miracle” described in the Bible was actually a solar eclipse more than 3,000 years ago – and scientists have now been able to precisely date …

Michael Shannon

New smart home hub can control 27,000 devices

A new smart home controller, the B.One Hub, has been launched on the Australian market with the claim that it offers a number of features that …

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

Home Security

Wi-Fi WPA2 security cracked: Android & Linux most vulnerable, but iOS and macOS too [U]

<i>Update: Apple says the security vulnerability has been fixed in the beta versions of the next software updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. These releases are expected this month (based on Apple Watch scheduled to gain Apple Music streaming in watchOS 4.1 in October.)</i><p>WPA2 – the encryption …

Information Security

Moving refugees out of the rain in Bangladesh

“It’s like I’ve found my father and mother again.<p>“This will spare us from the rain.”<p>Your support is urgently needed to help the children, women and …

Privacy

Where Is God in a Mass Shooting?

A few hours ago I was on the phone with a friend in Las Vegas. He and his neighbors had just lived through, and will be living through for some time, …

Southern Baptist

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

Computer Hardware