(Evangelical Focus) — Evangelical churches in Bolivia have reacted to what could be the end of religious freedom in the country. The new penal code includes an article to stop the activities of both criminal groups and religious organizations. Specifically, Article 88.11 reads: “Whoever recruits, transports, deprives of freedom or hosts people with the aim…
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The first Latin American pope called for lawmakers to protect women and for a new culture “that repudiates every form of violence.”
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — King Abdullah derives his political legitimacy from his dynasty’s role as guardian of a key Muslim site in Jerusalem. Any perceived threat to Muslim claims in the city is seen as a challenge to Jordan.
The internet is everywhere. It wasn’t always so, believe it or not. I remember the days when the centralized home computer was all you had available when logging your Solitaire and Minesweeper hours. Now all you have to do is reach into your pocket, pull out your mini-computer, and browse the world with your fingertips. […]
Anyone who watched the Minnesota Vikings pull off a near-miraculous win against the New Orleans Saints last weekend probably saw Case Keenum—a one-time backup quarterback was thrust into the starting lineup due to injury and who’s having a career year—literally jump for joy. But if fans turned off the telly before the postgame interviews, they […]
Let me start with a confession: I just didn’t see the juggernaut that is the new Jumanji coming. Oh, sure. I knew the pedigree. The original Jumanji starred Robin Williams and made a healthy run at the box office way back in 1995, collecting $100.4 million in North America (a lot of money back then). […]
Paddington 2 lands in theaters today. And if you missed this lovable stuffed bear’s big-screen debut back in 2015, well, suffice it to say this sequel offers more of the same. Now sometimes, more of the same is a bad thing. But in the case of Paddington, it’s actually a good thing. Because as cute and […]
If you had to choose five celebrities whom you thought were least likely to have a spiritual encounter with Jesus, who would be on your list? It’s an interesting thought experiment, isn’t it? One who might have made my list is the British comedian/actor perhaps most famous for being Katy Perry’s ex-husband: Russell Brand. He […]
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It’s not easy being a teen. Never has been, never will be. How are today’s adolescents navigating that vast pubescent wasteland? Both teens and the scientists who observe ’em like lab rats have offered some thoughts on that over the last several days. First, some good news: High schoolers aren’t having sex as much as […]
The Golden Globes this year offered a lot of what awards shows typically offer: lots of awards, lots of star power, lots of sometimes awkward acceptance speeches. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri escaped the awards show with four Globes. HBO’s miniseries Big Little Lies scampered away with three. But this year, hardly anyone was talking […]
What does it take to knock the biggest hit of 2017 off the box office’s top perch? A big Rock, apparently. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle—starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson—welcomed itself into first place this weekend. It earned an estimated $36 million in North America and claimed its first box office victory after three weeks […]
As a movie critic, I’m encouraged to be judgmental. But when it comes to other people’s personal lives or the choices I see somebody make day-to-day, well, I tend to pull out my imaginary fishing rod and just reel that opinionated, faultfinding side of my psyche back in. Really, I do. Hey, I’ve made more […]
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