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New book argues for spontaneous creation

Stephen Hawking’s new book, The Grand Design, co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow, contends that God is not necessary to create the universe because the laws of physics can do it alone. The “new atheist” crowd will cheer this message, but their credulity is a matter more of fiery sentiment than of cool-headed logic. Hawking asserts that […]

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1,000 Reasons to Smile

All eyes were on Haiti during the beginning of 2010 when a violent earthquake shook the nation and tested the resolve of the Haitian people. With over 400,000 people killed or injured and over 2 million left homeless, the country is still very much in the early stages of recovery. And yet, amid the turmoil […]

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Newsflash: Stalin liberates Normandy

Call it another Twilight Zone moment, another ignominious contribution to the “you-can’t-make-this-up” category. First, Mao Zedong was honored by oblivious New Yorkers last October, with their Empire State Building aglow in red and yellow to commemorate the birth of People’s Republic of China. Mao’s nearest rival for the trophy for top mass murderer in history […]

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What’s a life worth?

What comes to mind when you hear the term “slavery”? Do you recall history lessons in school of transatlantic slave trading? Perhaps you think of images of slavery right here in the United States consisting of plantation systems, where tobacco and cotton were grown. Those days are long behind us, right? Wrong. Slavery is more […]

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Clean water celebrated at African village

Chin jutted out and eyes slightly closed, Nduri Isandap bobs to the low, resonating music. The shrill a cappella chorus quickly gains momentum and volume. Layer upon layer of beaded necklaces clank in perfect rhythm with each bouncing dance step the women take. In the center of the tight circle, Isandap feels the excitement of […]

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How Christian were the founders Madison and Jefferson?

A recent article in The New York Times Magazine, titled “How Christian Were the Founders?,” has evoked extensive discussion. So has the decision of the Texas State Board of Education to include more religious content in social studies books. That decision is what inspired the magazine article in the first place. Because of our country’s […]

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Crash course planning for eternity

Not many of us will be able to say in our lifetime that we have survived a plane crash, but Andrew Palau, the 43-year-old son of renowned evangelist Luis Palau, can now add plane crash survival to the list of things that God has brought him through. Andrew, his wife Wendy, and their three children […]

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Hope for Haiti, now and for the future

When the dust settled on the city of Port Au Prince, Haiti, after the massive 7.0 earthquake that devastated much of the impoverished country, there was overwhelming need and an immediate response of worldwide support. The NFL teamed up with the Red Cross to ask for donations during playoff games viewed by millions, and George […]

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Israel Yad Vashem Holocaust museum

Yad Vashem, the world’s center for Holocaust remembrance and education, is one of the most visited sites in Israel. Perched on Jerusalem’s Mount of Remembrance, the 45-acre complex includes museums, monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and world-renowned research centers. Yad Vashem is the largest museum of its kind in the world, and boldly shares the story […]

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Missions: ultimate life-changing road trip

Volunteering for short-term missions is one of the most effective ways believers can mobilize with far-reaching results. It also can be a life-changing experience, altering the way you view the world and your purpose in it. Volunteers with a heart that is open to the spiritual need across North America can turn to the North […]

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