I went to see Prisoners last week based on the promise of the trailers and the insistence of my daughter. The movie was neither as bad nor as good as it might have been. Intensity and uncertainty drive the movie exploring the fear every parent shares: a child who has vanished without a trace.
The iPad 5 release date is being rumored to be dropping in October at Apple's scheduled event. Over recent months rumors about the device's specs, features and price have been swirling, but here is a round up of some of the most probably rumors concerning the upcoming next generation tablet.
The SUV gang assault that took place in New York last week has led to the arrest of a fourth biker, who was arraigned Sunday on gang assault and other major charges. The man is the motorcyclist accused of smashing the SUV's window with his helmet that led to the driver being dragged out and severely beaten by the bikers. The suspect's lawyer has said that the charges against his client were overblown.
Spending time on the beach, I have watched people construct some very elaborate sandcastles that took hours and hours to build. I have admired their work. But I also knew those impressive structures wouldn't be around for very long. It was only a matter of time until either a tide came in and swept them away or a toddler appeared out of nowhere and demolished them.
"Millions of Americans are living happily without religion," reads the message on billboards an atheist group has installed along several Michigan freeways, including in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Madison Heights areas, to let people without religion know they are not alone.
Christian ministry pages on Facebook are being targeted for profane harassment, and Facebook is turning a blind eye. I believe it is time for those of us who use social media, especially Facebook, to send them a message.
God's rules are commonly referred to as the Ten Commandments or the Moral Law. One may look to the left, as well as to the right, scheming to break these, but no one can break God's rules without being broken by them.
Nehemiah 8:10 is an encouraging scripture that says, "…Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength" (AMP). God wants us to stay joyful no matter what difficulties we face in life, because His joy is our strength. Simply put, it's the fruit of joy that strengthens us to go through whatever we have to deal with and make it to the end result. That's why, as Christians, joy should be our normal mood.
To be clear, I do not believe the church is dying. However, I have no doubt that the local church and its message of God's love for all people has been severely weakened by more than 40 years of misunderstanding and misapplication of what is known as the Homogeneous Unit Principle (HUP).
Baltimore teacher Jeff Slattery struggles with fear every day. He literally has to force himself out the door as he heads to his classroom. In December 2010 at Baltimore Community High School Slattery stopped a student without a hall pass. The student got physical. Slattery let him go
With more than a week ahead of the debt ceiling deadline and six days into a partial shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday President Obama is risking default by not discussing House Republicans' demand for delay or defunding of the health care law and new spending cuts.
The media is dramatically reporting that the federal government shut down on October 1 - yet hardly anyone has noticed. This is because it is not really a "government shutdown." If only a few non-essential government functions have been temporarily halted, it is misleading to characterize it as if the entire government has shut down.
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear and decide several contentious cases, including matters related to public prayers at government meetings and states' right to restrict access to abortion, as it begins a new session on Monday after a summer break.