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So, you don’t know who should get your vote? Well, there’s always the candidates’ debates. However, should you select the next leader of the free world based on whether he knows how to argue cleverly in public? And there’s always the […]

Do Americans have less faith in God? Or is their crisis of faith in the professional bureaucracies claiming to represent Him — particularly in the old, historic “mainline” denominations — the Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Disciples of Christ, Methodists and what remains of […]

Turkey – for almost a century the most secular and moderate nation in the Muslim world – seems to be flirting with its Islamic caliphate roots, dreaming of the Ottoman Empire’s glory days, jihad, conquest and superiority over the “infidel” West. Mustafa Kamal Atatürk, father of modern Turkey Turks are being […]

Why should the rest of the world care whether or not Wisconsin fired its governor? Last week, voters went to the polls with accusations against Scott Walker ringing in their ears. Before the polls even opened, many in the media declared the vote was […]

Has Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage undermined his support among black churches? When President Barack Obama announced his support for homosexual marriage, a number of black pastors and Christian leaders were caught off guard – and even embarrassed. On the one […]

It was perhaps the dullest Republican victory party since Herbert Hoover. Mitt Romney won the Texas primary and with it the national Republican nomination for president. What followed was a victory party that could have been sponsored by Serta and […]

Were America’s founding fathers influenced by Jesus Christ? Rather than debate the topic, why not just look into their personal journals? What did they say? Christopher Columbus in his Book of Prophecies: It was the Lord who put into my […]

Is there an unwritten religious litmus test for the U.S. presidency? Do voters require candidates to be “not just religious, but acceptably religious”? Yes, say Northwest Nazarene University professors Steve Shaw and Darrin Grinder. If they are right, will Mitt […]

Should we be worried that Iran is about to tip the entire world into World War III?  Are some folks reading far too much into all of today’s saber-rattling? Are they drawing wild conclusions from popular interpretations of Bible prophecy […]

Has President Barack Obama quietly given himself dictatorial powers over the weekend — new authority to nationalize much of the country’s national resources? To draft citizens into a non-military corps? That’s the buzz – particularly on Twitter over an Executive […]