The Bible book state

bible belt — State legislature pushed to make Christian text their official book. Google Images

Mississippi legislature votes to make the Protestant primer their official text Legislators in Mississippi are in the process of passing ordinances that will make the Bible the official state book. The lawmakers are still trying to get the ordinances passed even though it is believed they may violate the First …

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Closing Gitmo is a no-go

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Shutting the doors to the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison is not feasible Last month, President Barack Obama made the trip across town to deliver his State of the Union address. The audience for this speech was very different from the one a year ago — the president now looked at …

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From the Desk

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Two more men have died — brutally beheaded — at the hands of Islamic State militants in recent days. Two more families will never see their loved ones come home. And now, after the beheadings of Japanese hostages Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, the U.S. has two more reasons pushing …

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Convo Connection

Kelly

“Life is short. I’ve learned this through the death of my brother, Hunter, and my dad’s cancer battle. I have no idea when I will take my last breath. Neither do you. I want to live an all-in life. I want to give until I cannot anymore. To make a …

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Humanity in question

holocaust — This year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a camp responsible for over 1 million deaths. Photo credit: Ash Brownd

Horrors of Auschwitz and legal abortion put a price on the value of life One week ago today was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Seventy years since the Soviet army marched into the Nazi camp and liberated the remaining prisoners. According to the United …

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Obama snubs Israeli leader

mistake — President Barack Obama said he will not meet with Israeli prime minister. Google Images

U.S. president says “no” to key Middle East ally amidst escalating turmoil I guess I should laugh to keep from crying. Yemen’s U.S.-backed government, touted by President Barack Obama as a model for dealing with al Qaeda and the Middle East, according the MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, crumbled overnight last week. …

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Convo Connection

Kelly

“He is mighty to save. He is mighty to save.” I was overwhelmed as the worship band sang this song at the beginning of Convocation Friday. “Mighty to save. The one who conquered the grave. Author of my salvation.” This was the core message of our speakers’ testimonies this week …

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From the Desk

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In the world of sports and fandom, competition forces disagreement, and arguments abound. But on Sunday, Jan. 25, those arguments seemed to fall to the side as people across the nation marveled at the accomplishments of one man — Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Though he already passed his mentor and former …

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Duke ditches Muslim prayer

scrapped — A North Carolina university created controversy with new chapel policy, attracting opinions from religious leaders like Rev. Franklin Graham and Dr. Robert Jeffress. Google Images

After much criticism, Durham school pulls plug on broadcasting Islamic call As of Thursday, Jan. 15, Duke University has reversed its decision to allow a weekly Muslim call to prayer to ring from its chapel’s speakers. Is this reversal of the decision that gave Muslim worshipers the spotlight intolerant or …

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New initiative propels women

inspiring — Emmy-winner Roma Downey encourages students. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

University adapts to evolving perspective on female leadership in culture The spring 2015 Convocation calendar is nearly full at 39 confirmed guests, with the exception of four to-be-announced speakers. Of those speakers, eight are women. To hear the majority of those women, be sure to attend Convocation this week in …

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What Nigerian massacre?

horror — Boko Haram killed approximately 2,000. Google Images

Islamic terrorist organization launches deadliest attack in group’s history The militant Islamic group Boko Haram strapped explosives to a young girl and forced her to walk into an open shopping area in a Nigerian town Jan. 3, leading the way for the radical terrorists to kill more than 2,000 people. …

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From the Desk

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Among college sports fans, the argument about compensation for college athletes has persisted. Following a landmark decision made Saturday, Jan. 17, fans can finally see what the top NCAA schools think about the issue. According to a Bleacher Report article, representatives from the five major conferences — which include 65 …

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We cannot afford free college

debt — President Barack Obama proposed free community college. Google Images

More government-funded education is not the answer to our financial woes President Barack Obama recently proposed a free community college plan. Yes, free. “(What) I’m also going to do is announce a proposal that I’m going to be making to make sure that community college is accessible for everybody,” Obama …

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Convo Connection

Kelly

The moment I set foot back on Liberty University’s campus this semester, I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence. His movement in our midst is powerful and overwhelming, tangible and real. Although unique and unlike any other college campus on the face of the earth, God’s presence has become what I …

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U.S. leader skips peace rally

rally — Forty world leaders joined millions of Parisians in march against terrorism. Google Images

Both parties disappointed in President Barack Obama’s absence at march The world watched as nearly 3.7 million people, including 40 world leaders, took the stage in Paris to show their solidarity against terrorism. Leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

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