SCHIP passage to add 4 million

On his 16th day in office, President Barack Obama signed a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $32 billion, providing coverage to an additional 4 million children in families with incomes too high to receive Medicaid but who cannot afford to buy health insurance. “Today marks a tremendous... -Read More

Texas science debate ends in split

By Tim McKeown BP News The Texas State Board of Education voted to remove language that required students to examine the strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories including evolution, but the board also added amendments calling for students to evaluate key components of the theory. Darwinists had assailed the 20-year-old “strengths... -Read More

Darwin ‘turns’ 200

By Bob Allen ABP Two hundred years after his birth in 1809, British naturalist Charles Darwin remains controversial. His theory of evolution became the linchpin of modern science, but a majority of Americans believe God created humans in their present form. And church-state battles continue to rage over whether teaching about... -Read More

Evangelist hosts vehicle giveaway

Last fall, when Carol Gray entered the drawing to win a new vehicle at, she said she prayed “selfishly” to win before confessing her selfishness to God. Gray’s prayer was answered – and then some. Before evangelist Ronnie Hill handed Gray the keys to a new Chrysler 300 LX, more... -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

Habitat for Humanity founder dies

Millard Fuller, who with his wife Linda founded Habitat for Humanity International in 1976, died Feb. 3 following a brief illness. He was 74. “Millard Fuller was a force of nature who turned a simple idea into an international organization that has helped more than 300,000 families move from deplorable housing... -Read More

Praying for our newly-elected president

Since our recent presidential election, I’ve often thought of my deceased grandfather and an important lesson he modeled.  My maternal grandfather, Sidney Plott, taught me to pray for our president. In all of my years of memory, from President Dwight Eisenhower to the end of George H.W. Bush’s term, he always... -Read More