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Up, Down, or Sideways

Up, Down, or Sideways     In Up, Down, or Sideways, Mark Sanborn, author of the bestselling book The Fred Factor, prepares you for life’s inevitable cycles of up and down—and, too often, sideways. We tend to be surprised when ...

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Mitt Romney's atheist father-in-law baptized into the Mormon church after he was dead

Mitt Romney's atheist father-in-law baptized into the Mormon church after he was dead

Mitt Romney's father-in-law, an atheist who thought that organized religion was ridiculous, was baptized after his death by the Mormon church.  Baptism of the dead is a practice of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a practice ...

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Fire destroys dome of 19th century church in the Ukraine

Fire destroys dome of 19th century church in the Ukraine

A fire destroyed the dome of a 19th century church, a landmark building in Odessa, Ukraine.  The dome of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in the town of Bolhrad collapsed as a result. The fire reportedly started yesterday during renovation work. (The ...

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The technology of cloaking — or making things invisible — advances

The technology of cloaking — or making things invisible — advances

The idea of turning invisible could be closer to 'science fact' than 'science fiction'. Researchers at the University of Texas have for the first time used an invisibility cloak to make a three-dimensional object, an 18-inch tube, to disappear. One ...

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Pope warns that religious faith is at risk and proclaims a Year of Faith

Pope warns that religious faith is at risk and proclaims a Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI warned those attending the plenary of the Congregation of the Faith today that religion is at risk. He warned against religious indifference and the risk that "the flame of faith can fade or die" in many places ...

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Santorum on campaign trail complains that higher education does not teach Judeo-Christian ideologies

Santorum on campaign trail complains that higher education does not teach Judeo-Christian ideologies

Campaigning in Florida, PA Senator and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a Florida crowd that liberal doctrines in universities are diminishing faith in students.  His remarks echoed those of Newt Gingrich in the "One Nation Under God" DVD produced ...

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The Secret Holocaust Diaries

The Secret Holocaust Diaries     Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings. ...

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This week on the God Discussion show: Belief and fulfilling your heart's desire.

This week on the God Discussion show:  Belief and fulfilling your heart's desire.

Are you having a tough time keeping your New Year’s resolution, now that January is about over?  Perhaps our guests on the Thursday, January 26 segment of the God Discussion show can inspire you and keep you on track. This ...

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Directed Verdict

Directed Verdict     In Saudi Arabia, two American missionaries are targeted by the infamous religious police—Muttawa. The man is tortured and killed; his wife arrested on trumped-up charges before being deported to the United States. Compelled by the injustice ...

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K2, Dangerous Drug Use, and Supporting Relatives of Addicts

K2, Dangerous Drug Use, and Supporting Relatives of Addicts

I have written many articles concerning drug abuse and I think this one is the hardest, in which I pondered for hours what to say in which to help others.  I want to help others so that maybe they will ...

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Ron Paul says there should be a Golden Rule for foreign policy: evangelical audience boos him

Ron Paul says there should be a Golden Rule for foreign policy: evangelical audience boos him

For Christians, the Golden Rule is ironclad–at least until now.  When Ron Paul suggested that there ought to be a Golden Rule for foreign policy, the audience roundly booed him–and evangelicals were in the audience.  Would Jesus have booed Ron ...

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Gabrielle Giffords resigns: House votes unanimously on her border bill

Gabrielle Giffords resigns: House votes unanimously on her border bill

Gabrielle Giffords resigned today in order to focus on healing.  When she came to the House to cast her last vote, it turned out to be a moment of poignant unity that is rare in Washington at any time, and ...

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Westboro Baptist Church endorses Obama; says Newt Gingrich is a "liar, thief and murderer–the so-called "champion" of conservatives"

Westboro Baptist Church endorses Obama; says Newt Gingrich is a "liar, thief and murderer–the so-called "champion" of conservatives"

In an interesting endorsement that probably won't help Obama too much, Timothy Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church said in an exclusive interview with the Huffington Post that he would far rather see Obama in the White House than Newt Gingrich: ...

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