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The “wisdom” of Proverbs is not clever sayings, but a call to obviously different values and actions. Faith in God is never a road to success, but a lifestyle of generosity and compassion based on God's grace.

(RNS) — A daredevil operation by Israel's secret service to rescue more than 8,000 Ethiopian Jews from Sudanese refugee camps in the early 1980s has become “The Red Sea Diving Resort" on Netflix.

Proverbs is not a spiritual Dale Carnegie success book. It confronts the topics of evil, spiritual maturity, suffering, life's meaning, and the way to be God's kind of person in a complex world.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday found that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song in a unanimous decision that represented a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist.

Whether on a national or personal level, accepting responsibility for failure is never easy. But when God is involved the whole situation is different because the human heart can change, circumstances can be transformed, and a new beginning is possible.

WACO—Jeremy Everett, author of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis,  believes a divided nation can find common ground in a battle to eliminate chronic hunger.

(RNS) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., has been criticized for favoring the Protestant Bible, questionable and misappropriated antiquities, partnering groups and, most recently, admitting to Dead Sea Scroll fragment forgeries. Now many of the academic community's critiques have been collected in a book.

Life is defined by desires, values, experiences, and loyalties. Our text recounts the conclusion of Joshua's leadership as he calls Israel to honestly and carefully renew their commitment to God.

(RNS) — A growing number of Americans do not follow a religion. Yet, author David Zahl believes details of their lives are still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse.

(RNS) — Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith hopes to share the secrets of his success with students at Liberty University this coming fall. He'll be joined by Kevin Jonas, the father and original manager of the Jonas Brothers, the sibling rock trio.