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VIDEO: Parker Millsap Performance
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 3:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A video performance by musical artist Parker Millsap.  Parker Millsap is a talented newcomer to t ...

You Gotta Move
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard American artist Parker Millsap spreads his "Truck Stop Gospel." INSIDE TOWN HALL, New ...

Georgia Execution Would Be First Since Botched Oklahoma Effort
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

After an unusual six-week lapse in executions in the nation since a botched effort in Oklahoma on April 29, two men could face lethal-injection deaths in Georgia and Missouri Tuesday night or early Wednesday. ...

Marching Through Death’s Desert
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

It’s 93 degrees in Texas today. And Rev. Jeff Hood is walking 200 miles across the state. What would compel somebody to do that? He wants to end the death penalty … and he is not alone. ...

On Capital Punishment, Don’t Start with the Old Testament
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Mohler is a capable theologian and a thinker I respect. And I have many intelligent friends who support the death penalty. Yet, I think it is problematic for Christians to root their support of capital punishm ...

No Time for the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

By all accounts, Clayton Lockett did a terrible thing. ... Some might even say that Clayton Lockett got what he deserved for his crime. But was what the state of Oklahoma did on Monday really about Clayton Loc ...

Capital Punishment and the Power of Art
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday has refocused the nation on the inherent contradictions in the death penalty. But here in Wisconsin last week, an opera helped focus the attentio ...

U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Hobby Lobby’s Birth Control Mandate Challenge
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Federal officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the government mandate that private companies offer employees birth control coverage despite the business owner’s moral objections, with the compan ...

In Baby Veronica Case, Some Evangelicals Side With Adoptive Parents
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The Baby Veronica case, named for the girl at the center of a contentious child custody dispute, has stirred powerful emotional responses from many groups, including some Christian evangelicals. ...

Shariah 101: What Is It and Why Do States Want to Ban It?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, but nearly everyone agrees that “foreign laws” really means Shariah, or Islamic law. ...

Love One Another (some restrictions apply)
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry. Disasters aren't budgeted this year. NOTHING MOVES ME more than a heartfelt tweet. ...

Majesty and Tragedy in Oklahoma
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

We may be mere specks in the universe, but we are specks imbued with God’s love. We may stand at the mercy of winds and rain, but we find shelter in God’s care. In churches around ...

Tornado Hits Elementary Schools, Levels Homes in Oklahoma
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

A massive tornado swept through the town of Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, destroying homes and hitting an elementary school. Emergency crews were rushing to the scene to rescue staff and students trapped ...

Anti-Shariah Bill Defeated in Oklahoma Senate
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

The Oklahoma state Senate voted down a bill that would have prohibited state judges from considering foreign laws, including religious laws, in their decisions. The Oklahoma state ...