Christian Life

Report: So-Called Christians Have Sense of Humor

The Babylon Bee lampoons evangelical culture and teaches us to lighten up, already. I don’t know why, but Protestant evangelicals have had a hard time with humor, whether creating or enjoying it. Maybe it’s ancillary to us abandoning the arts. Late night TV is owned by practicing Catholics Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon. No one […]

Middle East News

Analysis: Iran’s missile threat and Israel’s message to Russia and Assad – Middle East

Khamenei and Assad. (photo credit: KHAMENEI.IR / AFP) Iran is preparing a barrage of missiles to retaliate against Israel, according to recent reports. But Israel has a message of its own. By reporting Iran’s threats to the media, Israel is showing Iran’s hand and playing a high stakes game to see which side […]

Christian Life

Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Killed in Accident

5-year-old daughter Maria Sue struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle at home. Maria Sue Chapman, Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest daughter, died Wednesday evening from injuries sustained when a sports utility vehicle hit her in the driveway of the family’s home near Franklin, Tennessee. She was 5. The girl was struck by a […]

Middle East News

UK’s Johnson to Trump: Iran deal has weaknesses but don’t dump it – Middle East

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain, May 2, 2018. . (photo credit: REUTERS/HANNAH MCKAY) LONDON – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to US President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be […]

Christian Life

Taking the Measure of Trump Country

A writer and a scholar attempt sympathetic portrayals of the president’s rural supporters, but their sympathy only extends so far. The torrent of words brought forth by the election of Donald Trump has turned modern political discourse into a daily obstacle course, dizzying in its movement from one news cycle to the next. Setting aside […]