Culture

The Embassy reaches out to youth at Restoration Church

A monstrous base blared in the foreground, electronic instruments simulated a loose melody and rapid-fire lyrics and street talk boomed from the stage in Naples recently. But all this noise was not streaming from a nightclub; it came from a church. And the rap, rhythm and rhymes were all centered on one thing – glorifying […]

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A club to curb cussing

He has received more than 60,000 pieces of hate mail in the past seven weeks, and profanity-laced e-mails daily fill his inbox. Teaming with the torrent of written abuse has been scores of threatening voice messages. Given the quantity of ridicule being heaped on this person, you might conclude that he is a serial killer […]

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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 a blend of music, […]

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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. They’re looking for something […]

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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, Lesbian and Straight Educational […]

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Ray Comfort, Pillar bring Good News and good music to Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Open-air evangelist Ray Comfort, creator of “Way of the Master,” and three-time Dove Award winners Pillar will share the Gospel and entertain college students on Spring Break, tourists and locals during Beachblast 2009, a free concert Saturday, March 28, at Ft. Lauderdale’s South Beach Park next to the Sheraton Yankee Clipper hotel on State Road […]

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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 surprised to know this […]

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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 he wrote the story […]

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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 and making sense of […]

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