Are explicitly Christian films essentially propaganda pieces, not artistic expressions? Or are Christian themes expressed most profoundly in more subtle ways -- perhaps by directors who aren't Christian?
When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney re-leased his federal tax returns for the past two years, he disclosed he and his wife, Ann, gave about 10 percent of their income to their church. In other words, they tithe.
Some Baptist leaders applauded President Obama's announcement that insurance companies, rather than religious institutions, will be required to provide employees' contraception coverage. However, the head of a Southern Baptist Convention agency said the compromise proposal failed to answer the concerns of self-funded religious insurance providers.
JEFFERSON CITY -- Missourians need lending options, and a possible November ballot initiative to reform laws governing unsecured, short-term consumer loans -- often nicknamed payday loans -- could kill the industry in the state, Sen. John Lamping (R-St. Louis County) believes.
A few days ago, a North Carolina father reacted to his 15-year-old daughter's Facebook post describing how tough her life was and criticizing her parents. To register his displeasure with his daughter's public parental complaint, Tommy Jordan had several options at his