White House lawyer named as U.S. emissary to Muslim World Conference

The Islamic Conference, with more than 50 member-states, is the world’s second-largest intergovernmental body after the U.N. President Obama on Saturday named White House lawyer Rashad Hussain a special envoy to the Muslim world. The president announced the appointment during a video address to the seventh U.S.-Islamic World Forum meeting in Doha, Qatar. Hussain is... Continue Reading

Lutheran professor addresses Facebook privacy issues

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being Facebook stalked, and that is not being Facebook stalked.” For many people who frequent Facebook and other social networking sites, desires for social interaction can override privacy concerns. On Thursday, California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks hosted a presentation on privacy management in social... Continue Reading

Biblical Knowledge Necessary To Understand Western Culture

Surveys show many Americans struggle to name the first book of the Bible, the four gospels or the Ten Commandments. (In a “Tonight Show” classic, an interviewee told Jay Leno that one of the commandments was “freedom of speech.”) Proponents of a Kentucky Senate bill promoting instruction about the Bible in public schools rightly point... Continue Reading

Pro-Life Congressman Tells United Nations of Duty to Protect the Inalienable Right to Life

“Goal #4 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) calls on each country to reduce child mortality while at the same time pro-abortion activists lobby for an increase in access to abortion. It is bewildering to me how anyone can fail to understand that abortion is, by definition, infant mortality. Abortion destroys children!” Congressman Chris Smith,... Continue Reading

World Journalism Institute Announces 2010 Belz International Fellowships

The Belz Fellowships are named for Joel Belz, pioneering journalist, editor and publisher who continues to have a worldwide vision for influencing human culture through competent and truthful communication. World Journalism Institute has announced that it has received funding for the 2010 Belz International Media Fellowships. The fellowships will enable ten Christian journalists from Africa... Continue Reading

Philosophers Push Campaign Against Limits on Hiring Gay Professors, Affects Calvin College

Calvin College has become the first institution covered by a new rule of the American Philosophical Association requiring any college that violates any part of the association’s anti-bias policy to have association job listings flagged. The rule was adopted late last year in response to the concerns of many philosophers about having their association list... Continue Reading

NCAA Football Committee Bans ‘Eye Black’ Notes

In the 2009 BCS championship game, Tebow donned the most popular Bible verse in America – John 3:16 – which went on to be googled by some 94 million people over two days. The NCAA Football Rules Committee agreed Wednesday to bar players from displaying words, numbers, logos and other symbols in the anti-glare “eye... Continue Reading

Pro Life – Pro Choice License Plate Battle in Virginia

Opponents…say they object to the idea of diverting money from plate fees to Planned Parenthood offices — not necessarily the plates themselves. Abortion rights advocates have been unable to halt the “Choose Life” license plate variations in nearly two dozen states, so now they’re working to balance the bumper debate. Activists are pushing a “Trust... Continue Reading

Personhood Colorado Announces Successful Signature Campaign

Personhood Colorado submitted signatures to the Secretary of State’s office on February 12 for the Colorado Personhood Amendment. The signatures submitted totaled 79,817, although only 76,047 were required. All signatures are pending validation by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. “We are thrilled with these results. These signatures represent thousands of hours of hard work,”... Continue Reading

Reflecting on the True Story Behind The Blind Side

“People identify with the movie. Nonbelievers started the whole thing, and there’s not one verse of scripture in it, yet it’s the number-one movie watched by Christians this year.” How many inner city kids are falling through the cracks of a broken system? That’s the question that Sean Tuohy posed to his audience of more... Continue Reading