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By Eric Althoff - The Washington Times
They say you can never go home again, but actor Patrick Wilson has done precisely that for his new film "Big Stone Gap." "We settled there a couple hundred years ago," Mr. Wilson told The Washington Times of the eponymous town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where he and his brother would return for summers to visit their grandparents. A road and a bridge in town even bear his family name. Published October 6, 2015
Pennsylvania's first breast milk bank is now accepting donations from nursing mothers in anticipation of its November opening in Pittsburgh.
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How do you know that what you are saying is actually true? An ongoing series of Q&A with Christian theologian Owen Strachan, hosted by Scott Lamb of "Jesus in the Public Square" here at The Washington Times.
There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state.
Joni Eareckson Tada became a quadriplegic as a teenager in 1967 after a diving accident. She went on to become an artist, painting by holding the brush in her mouth, a recording artist, and an author. Most importantly, she has served the church through a lifetime of Christian theological reflection on suffering. On Monday, Tada published the following brief statement of concern over California's legalization of assisted suicide.
The Oregon murders should be more than fodder for gun control propaganda and fanaticism, which interfere with the lessons we should learn: Absent fathers create alienation; sensational media coverage only provokes more violence.
The noisy debate over this city's Proposition 1 has centered on whether it would allow men to use women's public restrooms, which boils down to how you define "men" and "women."
A whopping 21 percent of U.S. residents now speak a language other than English at home, according to a report being released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies that raises questions about the country's ability to absorb the influx of immigrants.
Call them Edythe and Beau.
After setting previous works in the 1960s and the 19th century, Sue Monk Kidd is going back to Biblical times for her next novel.
Groups of protesters, some of them armed, are planning anti-Muslim demonstrations in front of at least 20 mosques, community centers and government offices across the country on Oct. 9 and 10.
A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was moved early Tuesday to a private conservative think tank for storage.
California's wrenching yearlong legislative debate over the right to die culminated Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a bill making California the fifth state to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling found of the North Carolina Republican primary voters, 40 percent think Islam should be illegal in the U.S., according to The New York Times.
Disney is raising prices for annual pass holders to its Disneyland and California Adventure parks.
Puritans and the Press; a response to Oregon; Trump, evangelicals, Reagan; animal affirmation
A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage.
Join us this Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT for a lively conversation with Rep. David Brat (R-Va). Our conversation will focus on the the intersection of faith and work -- particularly within higher education, business, and politics.
The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.
A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.
A pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that "violence will not have the last word" in this southern Oregon timber town.
The three new leaders of the Mormon church's top governing body that sets policy gave their first remarks to members Sunday.
The Mormon church could name as many as three new high-ranking leaders at a Utah conference this weekend, and scholars predict that for the first time ever, at least one could be from outside North America and Europe.
Kim Davis' hair and Donald Trump's prayer; Chick-fil-A in New York City; Roman Catholics and evangelicals
Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge that if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted, a state agency must provide another option.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is considered one of America's first and most important philosophers and theologians. Here are the 10 best books by and about Edwards.
The Vatican is confirming that the only "audience" the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.
Tennessee's lieutenant governor is encouraging his "fellow Christians" to consider getting a handgun carry permit after a gunman killed nine people at a local community college in southern Oregon.
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Pope Francis is laying a lot on us during his visit to the United States, and he's not yet done. His remarks in New York at the United Nations shouldn't be cast aside, and we should pay attention to what he espouses as a way forward in Philadelphia at the World Meeting of Families.
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A pontifical-portrait toaster, Papal brewskies, pontifex-inspired milkshakes, a life-sized, cardboard cutout of Francis himself, and even, yes, holy cheese! Sounds like the pope has come to town.
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Here's some news that will get everyone's heart beating a little faster. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that nearly 69 million adults -- approximately 43 percent of the adult population -- have a heart age older than their actual age.
There is overwhelming public support for advance directives, however, only about one in four Americans ever completes one.
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Before the hit to the stock market, the nation has been served weeks of macabre videos laying out Planned Parenthood's bloodthirsty lust for dismembering babies to peddle their remains for profits. All the while displaying the chilling precision and emotional detachment of the stone-cold killers they are.
I find it so difficult to watch the Planned Parenthood videos which reveal Planned Parenthood affiliates as trafficking in baby parts. I am a father who has held my premature baby as well as my other full-term newborns, and that has left me with a sense of wonder for the little ones and a need to protect them.
So, though defunding of Planned Parenthood is a first-step, John McCormack says that there are "at least three more important pro-life priorities" to be accomplished in order to protect the lives of unborn children.
Potential is energy that is stored until utilized. We all have it and some of us don't ever tap into it.
Pope Francis has become one of the most popular and respected figures on the world stage since his election to the papacy on March 13, 2013.