Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has issued a proclamation declaring today a voluntary “Day of Prayer, Humility, and Fasting.” He explained: “We know that prayer accomplishes much. Prayer strengthens our families and it strengthens our communities. It strengthens our relationship with our neighbors. It strengthens our relationship with God himself.” As...
A Kurdish woman participates in a demonstration outside European Parliament in Brussels on Oct. 9, 2019.When cultural or geopolitical events warrant, we publish website articles intended to explain the issues and offer biblical perspective. In this context, we’ll look today at the escalating conflict in Syria involving Turkey and...
An In-N-Out Burger sign in American Fork, Utah, on July 28, 2019.In-N-Out Burger, founded in 1948, is one of America’s most iconic brands. Buns are still baked with slow-rising dough each morning; the hamburgers are never frozen; heat lamps, microwaves, and freezers are banned from the premises. The recipes...
Tyra Winters is a cheerleader at Rockwall High School east of Dallas. She was riding on a homecoming parade float when she saw a desperate mother and a little boy in trouble. She later told a reporter, “I see the kid. I see a little bright red face and his...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis wears a "Man of God" headband during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 15, 2019.Arizona, Oakland, Green Bay, Buffalo, and Indianapolis all scored upset wins in yesterday’s pro football action. Baseball’s playoffs continue, hockey has started, and basketball is...
Brandt Jean, Botham Jean's younger brother, hugs former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger after she was sentenced to ten years in jail on Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas.Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced Wednesday to ten years in prison for killing twenty-six-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment....
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.Today is the annual “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” Supported by Focus on the Family, the day is intended to empower students and their families to live their faith boldly on campus and in society. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently recorded a...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, listens to Gen. Hossein Salami at a military parade near Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 22, 2019.“This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer . . . a dream (but) it is an achievable goal.” This was the declaration...
I recently endured a gruesome situation at my ministry job.  My supervisor was appropriately leaning hard on me to repent for a mess in which I was complicit. I felt, before God, that I had repented but could not figure out how to convince my supervisor of this. I didn’t...
Helga Page was born on April 2, 1945, in the barracks of Dachau, a concentration camp in southern Germany. Her birth occurred nine months after her mother was raped by a German prison guard. Her parents were not Jewish; they were imprisoned because of their opposition to the Nazis. Her...
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays near the Mediterranean Sea during a Tashlikh ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel.I am returning from the Holy Land this morning after having led a study tour of Israel. As our group left last night, Rosh Hashanah was beginning. This is the Jewish New Year, celebrating...
While many are focusing on the “whistleblower” complaint against President Trump that was made public yesterday, NASA is responding to an issue that is celestial but could become terrestrial: the space agency is moving forward with plans to launch a telescope that could detect asteroids on a collision course...
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this week that the House of Representatives would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump could become only the fourth president in American history to face impeachment. Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached by the House but acquitted by...
NOTE: The following article was written to further clarify this excerpt from Bruce B. Miller’s Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning. The question of how the church should balance our call to uphold biblical truth with the biblical mandate to love and minister to those around us...
Disclaimer: In the following excerpt from Bruce B. Miller’s Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning, he largely treats his position that same-sex activity is sinful as an assumption his readers will share. However, that stance is not readily transparent in the following excerpt. Due to the oftentimes...
NOTE: The announced impeachment inquiry into President Trump is an evolving story I plan to make the focus of tomorrow’s Daily Article. There is something in us that wants to help people who need help.  Time tells the remarkable and sometimes gruesome story of three sisters who fought the Nazis as...
Six months ago, Rikki Kahley of Macon, Georgia, planned a bachelorette party for herself and her friends, booking a September 12 trip to the Bahamas. After Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands, they chose to make their party a mission trip. They launched a social media campaign, asking people to donate...
The cast and crew of 'Game Of Thrones' accepts the award for outstanding drama series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.Game of Thrones won for Outstanding Drama Series at last night’s Emmys, making it the most-awarded narrative series in the history of the Emmys....
American Airlines Boeing 737-800On July 17, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 was approaching the departure runway in Miami and powering up its engines. Then the crew got an error message and aborted the takeoff. A mechanic named Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani later admitted to federal agents that he tampered with...
Coach Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate winning the 2019 NCAA Men's National Basketball Tournament.Ask the average American to identify “Tony Bennett” and they’ll point you to the big band singer. They might even have “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” playing in their mind as they...
Torn campaign poster for Benjamin Netanyahu, Sept. 17, 2019.Yesterday, Israel held what is being called “one of the strangest and potentially most significant elections in the country’s modern history.” This morning, with over 90 percent of the vote tallied, both main parties are locked in a dead heat. The...
Cassie Griffin is laid to rest at Wedgwood Baptist Church on Sept. 20, 1999.Cassie Griffin arrived at church on Wednesday night for a prayer rally and a concert. The fourteen-year-old was sitting on the second row with friends when a gunman entered the church and opened fire, killing her...
Georgia fans honor Wendy Anderson on Sept. 14, 2019.The University of Georgia hosted Arkansas State in a football game on Saturday. Georgia was ranked third in the nation; Arkansas State was not expected to make the score close. In fact, Georgia won 55–0. However, what mattered most to many watching...
Every day brings more evidence that the church in America and the Western world is on a path to imminent demise:  Millennials are leaving by the droves.  The number of Americans with no religious commitment is skyrocketing.  Churches are dying all around us.  The future of America looks far more secular than spiritual.  Every...
Image: Wesley Hamilton at iamwesleyhamilton.comWe are in the midst of Palindrome Week. A palindrome is “a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward.” Examples include “Mom,” “Dad,” and “Tell a ballet.” Today is 9/13/19. Read backward, it’s still 9/13/19. The same was true Tuesday (9/10/19), Wednesday...
Manhattan Skyline, Sept. 15, 2001.It’s been said that history pivots on tiny hinges. The shots fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. Pearl Harbor. 9/11. At this time eighteen years ago, no one but the terrorists knew that September 11,...
My spiritual birthday was yesterday. On September 9, 1973, I asked Jesus Christ to forgive my sins and become my Savior and Lord. Think with me about all that has changed in the last forty-six years.  I remember when people called each other on a device called a rotary telephone. The...
A man walked into a Costco store in Florida and bought one hundred generators. They cost him $450 each. Why would one person need one hundred generators? He wouldn’t, but people in the Bahamas would. He sent them all there by boat, but that’s where the story ends. He doesn’t...
House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously observed that “all politics is local.” He was right about more than politics. Wednesday, as the national media continued reporting on Hurricane Dorian, the lead story in the local Dallas news was the signing of Ezekiel Elliott by the Cowboys. That same day, the lead...
Brad Pitt at the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 29, 2019.Brad Pitt is back in the news, and for more than his next movie. Ad Astra premiered at the Venice Film Festival and will be theatrically released in the US on September 20. Pitt plays an astronaut who goes into...
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