(Photo by Dennis Lennox)Leaf peeping in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.It's that time of the year, when leaf peepers travel in search of vibrant fall foliage.For me, this means combining a leaf-peeping road trip with visits to old churches and other historical places of interest. One of the best destinations...
(Photo: The Christian Post)A vision from a minor prophet about the complete destruction of the nation Edom is described in 21 verses, and concludes with promises of God's restoration.This is the shortest book in the Old Testament: Obadiah. Obadiah means "servant of Jehovah" and "worshiper of Yahweh."Sandwiched between...
(PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK)Nearly half (48 percent) of pastors say they would recommend a Christian college or university to high school students who are applying to college for the first time.Because churches are important connection points between faith-based institutions of higher learning and prospective students, Christian and Bible colleges must...
(PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK)Barna found that nearly 70 percent of adults polled reported that they believe that a college education is to "prepare for a specific job or career," and just over 50 percent say it is to "increase financial opportunities."The vast majority of evangelical Christians believe a university degree...
(PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK)Researchers found that when it comes to employing graduates, most employers don't indicate clear bias toward or against graduates of Bible colleges or Christian universities.Does attending a Christian college or university hurt your chances of employment? The answer is "no," according to a study highlighting attitudes about...
(Photo: Facebook)Tullian Tchividjian appears in this updated profile photo he posted to Facebook on November 2, 2016 after remaining quiet on the platform for almost a year.Tullian Tchividjian said he is less nervous speaking with a non-Christian about his adultery and divorce than he is with a Christian."I...
Expand | Collapse (Photo: REUTERS/David Handschuh)New York City Police Officer Danny Shea, a military vet, salutes at the North pool of the National September 11 Memorial during tenth anniversary ceremonies at the World Trade Center site in New York, September 11, 2011.How should people cope with tragedy? That's a...
(Photo by Dennis Lennox)Zion Church, a disused Episcopal parish church in Wilson, Michigan.Driving through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — a vast, sparsely populated region that is as big as some states — I saw a familiar roadside sign.It was the "the Episcopal Church Welcomes You" sign that...
(Photo: The Christian Post, Brandon Showalter)A Save the Storks van fitted with ultrasound technology for use outside of abortion clinics at CPAC 2017.New research reveals that pro-life pregnancy centers across the nation have in just one year helped 2 million people, mostly women and youth, and saved communities...
(Photo: CBN video)This video still from a CBN feature shows Jackie Hill-Perry and husband, Preston Perry, with their daughter, Eden.Rapper, writer, preacher and poet Jackie Hill Perry, who once identified as a lesbian, says churches should stop telling gays that they will become heterosexual if they become Christian.In...
(Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)Valerie Marchesi, dressed as a package of birth control pills, waits for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to be publicly endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Hooksett, New Hampshire, January 10, 2016.A robust repudiation of the sexual revolution should unite Christians of every tradition,...
REUTERS/Mike Blake/IllustrationThe dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration taken February 10, 2016.Using Tinder while in a committed relationship is linked to psychopathy, a new study reveals.According to recent research published in the journal of Computers in Human Behavior, people who use...
(Photo: Unsplash/Jeremy Wong Weddings)For most sincere Christians, hesitancy abounds as to whether it is ever permissible to recommend divorce. Yet many Christians found it appalling that one of the Southern Baptist Convention's leading figures, Paige Patterson, said that he never counseled couples to get a divorce even in abusive situations (though he...
(Photo: Facebook/Monroeville Assembly of God)Worship held at Monroeville Assembly of God, in Pennsylvania.Pew Research Center has announced a new group of religious classification terms for the U.S. population, in the hopes of better categorizing religious groups.In a report released Wednesday, Pew stated that their new typology was meant...
(Photo: The Gettys)Keith and Kristyn Getty are the preeminent married musicians and songwriters from North Ireland.Keith Getty, who's known for his theologically rich hymns that are sung in churches worldwide, was honored last year as an "Officer of the Order of the British Empire" by Queen Elizabeth II...
(Screenshot/Photos: YouTube; Cleveland Clinic)Katie Stubblefield (L) before she shot herself in the face. Katie after the injury (C) and Katie as she now appears after a full face transplant (R).Four years after she shot herself in the face in a botched suicide attempt that left her grossly disfigured...
(PHOTO: UNSPLASH/DAKOTACORBIN)A recent study has found that children of parents who less consistently model the tenets of their faith are more likely to become an atheist at a younger age.The study, published by the journal Religion Brain & Behavior, featured data from surveys of thousands of atheists who...
(PHOTO: DENNIS LENNOX)Hotel Henry is housed in a former mental asylum designed by famed architect Henry Hobson Richardson.It's okay to admit that the first thing you associate with Buffalo are its namesake chicken wings. Fairly or not, Buffalo wings have become synonymous with this Rust Belt city in western...
Expand | Collapse (Photo: Thomas Nelson, Inc.)How much does the Bible influence pop culture and modern-day life? Some people might be shocked to discover the sweeping influence that Scripture has on film, TV, music, Broadway, and even our daily sayings and proclamations. A trip to the Museum of the...
A new study examining family structures reveals that children from broken families accumulate approximately $61,600 less wealth on average over the course of their lifetimes than those who were raised in an intact family.The study, "Childhood Family Structure and the Accumulation of Wealth Across the Life Course," aimed to...
(Screenshot: CBS)One-year-old Gianna Masciantonio being kissed by Pope Francis in September 2015.The parents of a girl who recovered from a brain tumor after she was kissed on the head by Pope Francis continued to celebrate her recovery Friday with a $50,000 donation toward pediatric brain tumor research."She's doing...
Pixabay/tashaLeave the folic acid supplements to pregnant women or those planning for pregnancy. https://pixabay.com/en/pregnant-tummies-heart-244662/After decades of rapid growth, the rate of children being born outside of wedlock is now in decline in the United States.In 2016, the share of babies born to unmarried mothers in the U.S. dropped...
(Photo: David Whitlow)Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the Carolina Values Summit in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Feb. 11, 2016.U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson was once one of the world's most famous neurosurgeons, saving the lives of children with complex...
Expand | CollapseThe New York Times best-selling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus has been expanded to include reflections from the late author's wife, Michelle Qureshi.In one reflection, Qureshi recalls the day she heard God tell her that she will marry Nabeel Qureshi."I had been dating Nabeel Qureshi long distance for a...
(Photo: JordanBPeterson.com)Jordan PetersonTheologians and other Christian writers are weighing in on the phenomenon of Canadian psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson, whose influence among young men continues to grow.And even though Peterson is not a Christian, "his understanding of Scripture is something that we can learn from," said British theologian...
(Photo: Unsplash/Ionut Coman Photographer)A woman takes a "selfie" picture with her cell phone.Medical professionals are voicing concern about a growing trend of patients seeking cosmetic surgery simply to look more like the filtered pictures they post on social media.Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's Department of Dermatology...
Expand | CollapseEmbracing Jesus changes hearts — and lives. That's the lesson author Ericka Andersen learned after she met her now-husband, Rick, discovered his backstory and then watched God move in his life in stunning fashion.After growing up in an intensely abusive household and later suffering from the results...
Not every church I visit is a famous cathedral.In fact, sometimes I find the most interesting churches to visit are the thousands of parish churches across England.Some of these churches are super old. Some are relatively new. Some are notable, but others are mostly overlooked to the point where...
(PHOTO: DENNIS LENNOX)Duluth, MinnesotaYou might not think of Duluth as a destination, but it's one place you should add to your list if only because hipster gentrification hasn't yet reached this Rust Belt city in northern Minnesota.Long known for its connection to the Great Lakes maritime industry — namely...
(Photo: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)Doctor Katarzyna Koziol injects sperm directly into an egg during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) at Novum clinic in Warsaw October 26, 2010.Women who were conceived with donor eggs and sperm are speaking about their journey and shock of finding out their...
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