Culture

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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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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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. “I knew there were […]

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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 the Gallup Poll Daily […]

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Jars of Clay members combine music, messages and Life

Dan Haseltine knows that music occupies a unique place in communicating tough messages. As the lead singer for Jars of Clay, he has experience in telling difficult, yet true stories to move audiences. One of those stories involves his first visit to a South African village. His guide challenged him to spot someone who looked […]

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