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  • A Reflection on Death and Maundy Thursday

    My dear friend Evelyn Bence has written a moving remembrance at Christianity Today of her visits to a dying friend.

    I wanted to share it just as much for the poetry of her prose as for her thoughtful reflections. It's entitled "Watch and Wait: Tarrying with Christ and the fearful dying."

    I do hope you read it, and that you have a holy, blessed Easter.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Google Glass and the Problem of Technological Enslavement

    On the way home last night, I saw a highway sign that stated that it was illegal to text and drive. Google might have circumnavigated that problem with its new wearable computer. The miniaturized screen, in case you're not already familiar with it, is set into the frame of eyeglasses and provides users with access to e-mail, navigation, social networks, and more.

    While he's on the snarky side, Tim Teeman in The Daily Beast sums up the problem of Google Glass being increasingly invasive.
  • A talk with Todd Burpo

    The movie "Heaven Is for Real" opens today, and Anne Morse got to interview Todd Burpo, author of the bestselling book on which it's based. Go here to read the interview, and check our features page next week for our review of the movie!READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Er, Mr. Bloomberg . . .

    . . . I'm pretty sure that's not how it works.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • The road less taken

    In this article that's making the rounds online, a Christian man with same-sex attraction explains why he chooses to be married to a woman. Part 2 of his article is scheduled to go up Thursday.

    (H/T Shane Morris)READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Easter and Public Schools

    While 2 billion Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter, millions of public school children in America won’t be learning about the religious aspects of this holiday.

    However, contrary to what many educators think, a new report released this week documents that state academic standards not only allow, but in some cases, expect public schools to teach about Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. Gateways to Better Education has published this online report, titled “The Bible in State Academic Standards.” The 230-page report highlights state-by-state academic standards indicating ample opportunity for educators to teach about the Bible, Christian beliefs, and Christians who were influential in history.
  • Stupidest trend ever?

    A Dutch teenager was arrested Monday for tweeting a bomb threat at American Airlines. For some reason, this caused many others to think that tweeting bomb threats at American Airlines was a really great idea. 

    Apparently, bored and spoiled young people plus social media plus the copycat mentality equals a perfect storm of asininity.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Lewis & Women: The whole series

    All four parts of the podcast I did with William O'Flaherty and Dr. Crystal Hurd are now available for $3.READ FULL ARTICLE »

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  • If the Dead Be Not Raised

    Easter has passed, but don’t miss this. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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