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A slim majority of U.S. adults said religion is very important in their lives, a Gallup report says, continuing an overall downward trend from a high of 70 percent in 1965. […] Read More

With a new Congress taking office, political speeches becoming even more heated, and a 2016 election season already underway, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend should give Christians pause as to their place in modern society. King is one of my heroes of the faith. For me, his heroism resulted from an […] Read More

“Brainwashing” conjures up images of restrained captives, subjected to various kinds of deprivation and a steady rhythm of carefully designed information that leads them to embrace new ways of thinking. With varying degrees of malevolence, it is employed by cults, despotic national leaders, terrorist groups, unscrupulous business enterprises and even abusive personal relationships.   There […] Read More

Martha Stewart is getting a hearing in the courtroom—and on the Internet. The homemaking billionaire and her empire, embattled over a trading scandal, are finally the subject of something new: aggressive public relations via the Web. The sites SaveMartha.com and MarthaTalks.com are reactive and proactive efforts to keep the burners under Stewart on low. SaveMartha.com, […] Read More

Public opinion in the United States and Britain is moving in opposition directions about the legitimacy of war against Iraq. In the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />United States, President Bush won more support for war, according to a weekend poll. In Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair lost support for war, according to […] Read More

Public opinion polls in democratic nations around the world show overwhelming opposition to an American-led war against Iraq. Nowhere is public opposition higher than in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Turkey, where the parliament failed to approve Saturday a measure to allow the United States to have a military base for an attack […] Read More

A number of foreign newspaper editorials said the massive peace demonstrations around the world created political hardships for government leaders pushing for a war against Iraq. “Middle England was on the march as opposition to a military strike on Baghdad intensifies,” said the Belfast Telegraph. “The people have spoken, and the Prime Minister is today […] Read More

Support for the use of military force to remove President Saddam Hussein from power dropped from 64 percent in mid-November 2002 to 57 percent in mid-January 2003. During the same time period, opposition to the use of military power rose from 29 percent to 41 percent. Support for the use of military force to remove […] Read More

Christian leaders were not seen to exhibit a willingness to go out of their way to help the disadvantaged, generously share their resources, or undergo personal suffering or disadvantage to help others. Hence the low marks for a loving heart. Barna Research Group’s Christian Leader Profile evaluated 13 “character clusters” associated with a leader’s character.<?xml:namespace […] Read More

After a year full of scandals in Congress, the Roman Catholic Church and the business world, Americans are dealing out low marks for honesty and ethics. After a year full of scandals in Congress, the Roman Catholic Church and the business world, Americans are dealing out low marks for honesty and ethics. “While ratings of […] Read More