Culture

Cross International starts musical

Cross International, a Florida-based charity serving the poor in more than 30 countries worldwide, has launched a special musical outreach called “Harmony of Hearts” to make U.S. churches more aware of Christian social outreaches taking place overseas. The program, described as a tribute to Isaiah 58 and 1 John 3:16, uses... -Read More


Cure for conformity: ‘Unfashionable’

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian pushes back against the cult of cool in his new book, “Unfashionable,” to be released this month. Tchividjian (pronounced “Cha-vi-jin”), 36, says that living for God is uncool. Counter-culture. The way up is down; the way in is out. “Seekers today aren’t looking for something appealing and trendy.... -Read More


Students speak out on homosexuality

Local students participate in the Day of Silence and the Day of Truth to share views on homosexuality Expect school campuses across the country to be a bit quieter on April 17, when some students plan to take part in the 13th annual Day of Silence. An undertaking of the Gay,... -Read More


Local millionaire responds to ‘The Tap’

The name Frank McKinney may ring a bell.   Perhaps you’ve seen him on TV showcasing one of the jaw-dropping oceanfront mansions he’s constructed, or maybe you’ve seen him around town in rocker clothing and long blonde tresses flowing in the wind and wondered, “Who is that?” Most onlookers will be... -Read More


The story behind ‘The Shack’

You were never meant to read “The Shack.”  The allegory of a grieving father who meets God Himself – in the form of a bouncy, African American woman – in the shack where his daughter was murdered, was not meant for your eyes. William Paul Young, author of “The Shack,” says... -Read More


Darwin revealed in upcoming film called ‘Creation’

The Good News The human side of Charles Darwin will be portrayed in an upcoming movie called “Creation,” based on Randall Keynes’ book, “Annie’s Box.” (Keynes is Darwin’s great-great grandson.) The film will portray Darwin as man who is struggling to balance his agnosticism, his love for his deeply religious wife... -Read More


The Velveteen Rabbit

Director Michael Landon, Jr. is coming out with another endearing movie, this time bringing the beloved classic tale of “The Velveteen Rabbit” to the big screen. “I loved the story as a child and revisited it with my own children,” said Landon, in a phone interview from his home in Texas.... -Read More


Americans say religion is important

An analysis of more than 350,000 interviews conducted by Gallup in 2008 finds Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas to be the most religious states in the nation. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts are the least religious states. The large data set of interviews conducted as part of... -Read More