First there was Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy torn between two nations. Then there was Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman torn between two families. Now comes Rifqa Bary, the teenage runaway torn between two faiths.
Many years ago Ed Sullivan had a man on his show that could spin plates on the top of flexible sticks. It was an amazing performance, because he could keep 15 to 20 plates all spinning at the same time.
Market analysts and pundits as well as average investors expressed a measure of excitement and skepticism as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 10,000 mark Oct. 14 for the first time since Oct. 3, 2008.
A meatpacking company was wrong to fire more than 200 Muslim employees who walked off the job to protest insufficient breaks during Ramadan last year, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Thirty Southern Baptist disaster relief specialists have completed a week's labor in the Philippines capital, helping local partners and community residents dig out from a flood that inundated vast sections of the city.
When it comes to evangelistic outreach, the most common methods Southern Baptist churches use are Vacation Bible School, feeding ministries, visitor follow-up, and prayer for people who have not made a decision to receive Christ.
The Southern Baptist Convention finished its Oct. 1 - Sept. 30 fiscal year 2.87 percent below budget, while Cooperative Program receipts for the year were down 2.23 percent and combined CP and designated giving for the year was down 3.65 percent, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Morris H. Chapman.
The Reformers who preached in Spain during the 16th century recognized expository preaching as a matter of life and death, Spanish Reformation scholar Emilio Monjo Bellido said during a lecture series at Southwestern Seminary.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is taking a "wait-and-see" approach after meeting Sept. 24 with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to seek the release of three American hikers imprisoned by Iran on July 31.
When Southern Baptist pastors huddle together, whether at Starbucks or Cracker Barrel, the conversation these days generally gravitates toward the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force and the work it has undertaken.