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MS Society Maintains Decision to Oust 90-Year-Old Volunteer for 'Not Understanding Preferred Pronouns'

MS Society Maintains Decision to Oust 90-Year-Old Volunteer for 'Not Understanding Preferred Pronouns'

Fran Itkoff spent 60 years of her life volunteering for the MS Society because her late husband suffered from multiple sclerosis. However, she noted that a problem arose when she realized people were listing their “preferred pronouns” on correspondence for the nonprofit, but she didn’t understand what that meant.

How to Respond with Faith When We're Right to Be Afraid

How to Respond with Faith When We're Right to Be Afraid

News broke yesterday that Russia is developing a space-based nuclear weapon that “the United States does not have the ability to counter.” When asked if he could tell Americans not to worry, Mr. Sullivan replied that it was “impossible to answer with a straight ‘yes.’”

5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading toward Progressive Christianity

5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading toward Progressive Christianity

Several years ago, my husband and I began attending a local Evangelical, non-denominational church, and we loved it. We cherished the sense of community we found among the loving and authentic people we met there, and the intelligent, "outside the box" pastor who led our flock with thought-provoking and insightful sermons. Sadly, the church started going off the rails theologically, and after about a year and a half, we made the difficult decision to leave. Today that church is a self-titled "Progressive Christian Community."

Chosen Creator Dallas Jenkins Defends 'He Gets Us' Super Bowl Commercial

<em>Chosen</em> Creator Dallas Jenkins Defends 'He Gets Us' Super Bowl Commercial

"If all the people criticizing the He Gets Us ads just pooled a little money together, they could finance and produce their own ad and try to get all their favorite characteristics of Jesus into 30 seconds," Dallas Jenkins wrote on Facebook. "Because Heaven forbid we'd only talk about one for 30 seconds."

Pastor Darren Whitehead Says Digital Fasting Was Life-Changing for His Family

Pastor Darren Whitehead Says Digital Fasting Was Life-Changing for His Family

When Dr. Darren Whitehead started Church of the City in 2013, the culture was different when it came to technology, and how the culture even responded to it was different. Whitehead believes that over the last few years, people have begun to mindlessly use technology to numb their pain. Just like they do by consuming food that’s not good for them.

Students in University of California System Identifying as Transgender or Non-Binary Have Tripled in Four Years

Students in University of California System Identifying as Transgender or Non-Binary Have Tripled in Four Years

According to new polling data by the University of California, the number of students identifying as transgender and non-binary have tripled in the past four years.

Experiencing God Author Henry Blackaby Dies at 88: ‘He Was a Great Man of God’

<em>Experiencing God</em> Author Henry Blackaby Dies at 88: ‘He Was a Great Man of God’

Henry Blackaby, a pastor who wrote the bestselling book Experiencing God and who launched a ministry that impacted the world, died Saturday. He was 88.

He Gets Us, and I Get Their Ad: Here's Why

He Gets Us, and I Get Their Ad: Here's Why

I've been involved in several discussions with friends and colleagues alike in person, over text, and on social media since Sunday night. I've heard or read the (often impassioned) arguments about the "dangers" of 'He Gets Us: Foot Washing.' But here are my five responses from the heart and from Scripture...