Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why big-name rappers are daring to be religious

Originally at: http://www.macleans.ca/culture/arts/raps-crossroads-why-todays-big-name-rappers-are-daring-to-be-religious/ by Adrian Lee He was seen as the second coming. Kendrick Lamar, the California rap supernova whose 2012 album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City earned comparisons to hip-hop’s masterworks, was under intense pressure to repeat its success. So when the … Continue reading

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The problem with Trump’s change of heart on abortion

Originally at: http://www.religionnews.com/2016/01/26/problem-trumps-change-heart-abortion-commentary/ by Trevin Wax In 1999, Donald Trump claimed to be “pro-choice in every respect”, to the point he would have opposed a ban on late-term and partial-birth abortions. His position at that time reflected the extreme edges of abortion ideology. A … Continue reading

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The bond between the Vatican and Iran

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2016/01/26/the-bond-between-the-vatican-and-iran-is-a-partnership-destined-to-endure/ by John Allen Jr Although it’s forever surprising to Americans to hear this, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Pope Francis Tuesday, he did so as head of a state that has enjoyed diplomatic relations with the … Continue reading

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When Mary Returned to Egypt: The Apparitions at Zeitoun

Originally at: http://www.thechristianreview.com/when-mary-returned-to-egypt-the-apparitions-at-zeitoun/ by Michael Brown The evening of April 2, 1968 began just like any other in Zeitoun, the sprawling suburb of Cairo. The hot, dusty streets were alive with the cacophony of horns, carts, and street peddlers making their … Continue reading

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NIKABRIK’S CANDIDATE

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2016/01/nikabriks-candidate by Gina Dalfonzo If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is in a desperate situation. … Continue reading

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ISIS obliterates oldest Christian monastery in Iraq

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2016/01/20/isis-obliterates-the-oldest-christian-monastery-in-iraq/?s_campaign=crux:email:daily by Martha Mendoza, Maya Alleruzzo, and Bram Janssen IRBIL, Iraq — The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group’s relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites. … Continue reading

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