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Smart People Watch Parks & Rec

New data from Nielsen has revealed some strange and fascinating facts about Americans’ TV habits.…

Tracking the Global Abortion Debate

The pro-life/pro-choice battle rages on in our governments, our neighborhoods—even our churches. As with any…

New App Creates a Mobile Neighborhood

Being a neighbor is about more than just borrowing a cup of sugar. Living in…

The Fight for Migrants’ Rights

If the entire population of migrant workers were to live as one state, it would…

The Diseases We Forgot

…Or Never Heard About You know all about the dangers of malaria, AIDS and meningitis.…

Breaking Down a Famine

This past summer, a famine was declared in Somalia for the first time in 20…

What Are the Rules of War?

Whether your convictions lean anti-war, just war or pro-war, most agree that when there is…

How to Live Green in the City

When you think of creation care, images of oceans, mountains, rainforests or perhaps an eco-friendly…

The Cost of Catastrophe

In just six months, 2011’s disasters caused record-setting damage In 2011, parts of Australia were…

Mary J. Blige

As the primary songwriter for this summer’s hit The Help, Blige found much in her background and American history to inspire her work for this challenging film.

Artic Ice at Near-Record Low

Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) study the levels of Arctic…

How to Host a Friendsgiving

There’s a decent chance you don’t live near your parents— whether you’ve moved away from…

Growing a Better Food Pantry

Gene Archibek was one of several Saddleback Church volunteers helping to prepare 175 acres of…

Rob Bell Goes Hollywood

When controversial author Rob Bell recently announced he’d be stepping down as senior pastor of…

The Old Party Lines Are Shifting

Even though it’s still a year away, the American presidential race is in full swing.…

Creation Museum to Build $155M Noah’s Ark Theme Park

The first time Noah’s ark was built, everyone thought it was a crazy idea. Now,…

Fall TV’s Best Bets

Every fall, a bunch of new network TV shows start, and you have to figure…

What the New Myspace Should Be

In 2008, MySpace hit a dubious landmark: It was taken over by Facebook in overall…

It’s All Fun & Games

Remember a few years ago when Hollywood seemed to be making a movie out of…

The New School

By now, you’ve realized learning doesn’t have to stop just because you’ve “finished” school—in fact,…

5 Ideas That Might Make You Want to Get Involved at Church

It’s difficult to actually volunteer or get involved in a church, particularly if you don’t…

Will the Cloud Mean the End of Buying Music?

Remember CDs? You’d spend 10 minutes trying to figure out how to unwrap the thing…

WII U

At the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo, expectations were buzzing about Nintendo’s impending unveiling of its…

The Anatomy of a Famine

A severe drought would wreak havoc any-where. But in the Horn of Africa—a land now…

How Will Christians Vote in 2012?

Even though the next U.S. presidential election is more than a year away, the race…

VH1 Storytellers and MTV Unplugged Become Cool Again

IF YOU WERE A KID in the late ’80s or ’90s, you probably have fond…

Jeremy Cowart

Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart is the founder of Help-Portrait, which takes pictures of people in need. Here, he discusses starting out, the narrowing gap between “Christian” and “secular,” and why he gives back.

Scrubbing Out Disease

In the week following the earthquake that devastated Haiti, while nonprofits across the world scrambled…

Documenting the Decline of Girls in India

China’s one-child policy—which restricts married, urban couples to only having one child—is a well-known law.…

Hydrogen Cars

Remember the days before the Chevy Volt was ever a twinkle in GM’s eye, before…

Free Music

Everyone knows summer is the time for arts festivals. It kicks off with Coachella in…

Cheaters Never Win

Some people won’t cheat because God says not to—but other people will because they know…

France Passes a “Burqa Ban”

In a move heralded by some citizens and criticized by some human rights groups, France…

Why You Really Need to Take a Personal Retreat

No matter who you are, there is a good chance you could use some time…

A $315,000 Hamburger

Scientists in the netherlands have discovered a way to use stem cells to grow muscle…

The Case for Cutting the Cable

Let’s face it: cable and satellite TV have gotten too expensive. They keep going up…

Think Before You Text

Mobile donations are convenient, but is it an effective fundraising method? COSTLY CAMPAIGNS: Organizations have…

How Blood: Water Mission Reached 1,000 Wells

“We wanted to partner with 1,000 communities in sub-Saharan Africa, bringing clean water to the…

Celeb Charity Gets Social

As technology evolves, so does the way we support charity. Here are some of the…

The Cost Of Environmental Neglect

"Creation Care" isn’t limited only to our environment. The effects of environmental damage are vast…