Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl ad isn’t intolerant; its critics are

I’ll spit this out quick, before the armies of feminism try to gag me and strap electrodes to my forehead: Tim Tebow is one of the better things to happen to young women in some time. I realize this stance won’t endear me to the “Dwindling Organizations of Ladies in Lockstep,” otherwise known as DOLL,... Continue Reading

Partial Muslim veil ban to be recommended in France

The proposal, which calls for a ban of the veils in hospitals and schools, falls short of an outright ban after critics argued that such a move would be divisive and possibly unconstitutional in a country where Islam is the second-largest religion. A poll by the IPSOS firm published in this week’s newsweekly Le Point... Continue Reading

Christian Apologists: Be Careful of Oprah’s Spiritual Teachings

She is persuasive, influential and does a lot of good, but Christians should be careful when Oprah speaks about spirituality, warned two apologists who recently co-authored a book on the subject. To a crowd of more than 1,500 people at McLean Bible Church outside of Washington, D.C. renowned apologist Josh McDowell and up-and-coming apologist Dave... Continue Reading

Tenn. board approves Bible teaching guidelines

The Tennessee Board of Education has approved guidelines on how to teach the Bible in public high schools even though there’s concern the curriculum could be challenged in court. The guidelines approved this week are in response to 2008 legislation, which authorized the state to create a course for a ‘‘nonsectarian, nonreligious academic study of... Continue Reading

2009 Tax Law Changes Pastors Need to Know

The 2010 Church & Clergy Tax Guide, written by nonprofit tax expert Richard Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, released last week. Each year the Internal Revenue Service makes changes to tax law. In this fully updated annual guide, Richard Hammar reviews all of the key changes that are relevant to churches and clergy preparing to file... Continue Reading

CBS Rejects Super Bowl Ad from Gay Dating Site

CBS is saying no to a company offering to pay it $2.5 million for a spot to promote gay dating Website ManCrunch. The network said it has declined the 30-second spot because it did not meet the network’s Standards and Practices rules. “After reviewing the ad, which is entirely commercial in nature, our standards and... Continue Reading

How Christians have succumbed to the sports culture—and what might be done about it.

In Warren St. John’s Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer—a fascinating account of the lunacy that is University of Alabama football—the reporter recounts a conversation with a Mr. and Mrs. Reese in their $300,000 motor home, purchased exclusively to travel to Crimson Tide games. The couple, it turns out, had missed their daughter’s wedding because it fell... Continue Reading

Mother of Four Dies after Abortionist Severs Artery During NYC Abortion

Alexandra Nunez, a 37-year old single mother of four, died after a botched abortion Monday at the A-1 Women’s Center in New York City. Police, who are continuing to investigate the death, said that the abortionist severed an artery during Nunez’s abortion, leading to massive bleeding and eventually cardiac arrest. Nunez was rushed to a... Continue Reading

The Post-Reformation Digital Library produced by Meeter Center for Calvin Studies

The PRDL is a collection of resources relating to the development of theology during the Post-Reformation/early modern era (ca. 16th-18th c.), hosted by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The PRDL is a select bibliography focusing on primary source documents on early modern theology and philosophy,... Continue Reading

Home-schoolers from Germany Win Asylum in U.S.

A U.S. immigration judge’s decision to grant political asylum to a German family with “a well-founded fear of persecution” for home-schooling their children should send a powerful message to the German government to change its stance on home schooling, the family’s attorney said Wednesday. “Home-schoolers are not a threat to German society,” said Michael Donnelly,... Continue Reading