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Two open hands support two other open hands holding a red paper cutout of two kidneys, signifying donating a kidney. © By SewcreamStudio/stock.adobe.com

High school math teacher donates a kidney to his student: The urgency and power of moral formation

A wooden gavel sits to the left of a stack of books, one of which has a rainbow-colored bookmark within it. © By yuriygolub /stock.adobe.com. Parents from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish backgrounds in Montgomery County, Maryland, have brought a lawsuit against the district seeking to shield their children from sexual LGBTQ materials.

Parents sue Maryland school district over LGBTQ lessons

An old leather-covered Bible sits forgotten on a table, illustrating the decline in Bible reading in the US. © By Sean Nel/stock.adobe.com

Bible reading drops to unprecedented low in America

FILE - Former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Moms for Liberty meeting in Philadelphia, June 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). On August 14, 2023, Trump was indicted by a grand jury in Georgia for attempting to overturn the 2020 election.

Donald Trump indicted by a grand jury in Georgia

Both clad in black, a man hugs a grieving woman at a cemetery. © By LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/stock.adobe.com. The Associated Press has reported that suicide has reached an all-time high in the US.

“US suicides hit an all-time high last year”: Is faith relevant to death by suicide?

Wildfire wreckage is seen Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. The search of the wildfire wreckage on the Hawaiian island of Maui on Thursday revealed a wasteland of burned out homes and obliterated communities as firefighters battled the deadliest blaze in the U.S. in recent years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Hawaiians jumped into the ocean to escape “apocalyptic” wildfires

FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Is LeBron James’s “I Promise School” a failure?

Cloud-to-ground lightning strikes the earth above a country town at night. © By bellass/stock.adobe.com. When the storms of life strike, where do you turn?

Deadly weather left more than a million without power: Four options when storms strike your soul

A statue of an angel with its hands folded in prayer in front of a setting sun. © By UMB-O/stock.adobe.com. More Americans believe in angels than they do in hell or the devil.

Far more Americans believe in angels than believe in hell: Cafeteria religion and the joy of living “coram Deo”

Closeup of a black-gloved hand opening a blue door from the outside, a chain-latched lock still holding the door closed, indicating a thief breaking in © By AA+W/stock.adobe.com. Marjorie Perkins, 87, fought off a teenage intruder who’d struck her. Then, when the teen said he was “awfully hungry,” she fed him—and then called 911.

87-year-old woman fights off intruder, then feeds him: Embracing the power of stories

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III gives autographs to fans after the NFL football team's training camp Sunday, July 30, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

“The biggest gift you’ve got is your breath and your heartbeat”: Texans receiver John Metchie III credits his faith after cancer remission

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). Trump is scheduled to appear in a federal court today to face charges that he conspired to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump to appear in federal court today: What his poll numbers say about our culture

A black drive-through speaker with the words "Place Order Here" on the side in a white font on a red background. © By Stephen/stock.adobe.com. AI chatbots could soon be taking over drive-through orders at fast food restaurants across the US.

Chatbots taking fast food orders and AI warfare: What is our hope for a more moral future?

A lab technician wearing blue gloves holds a vial of some chemical substance in front of an open laptop. © Parilov/stock.adobe.com Authorities discovered an unlicensed lab in Fresno County, California, where the CDC found at least twenty potentially infectious agents.

Will World War III be fought with biological and computer viruses?

A hand presses a keyboard key on an open laptop with a red warning sign superimposed on the image © By Pungu x/stock.adobe.com. China has reportedly hidden malware deep inside networks controlling key infrastructure connected to US military bases.

US hunting Chinese malware that could disrupt our military operations and daily lives

U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Maj. David Grusch, testifies before a House Oversight and Accountability subcommittee hearing on UFOs, Wednesday, July 26, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Is the government lying about UFOs? What aliens could teach us about our faith

A monitor displays the raise in the interest rate on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Stocks are mixed after the Federal Reserve followed through on Wall Street's expectations and raised its benchmark interest rate to its highest level in more than two decades (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Consequently, many are wondering if a recession is coming.

Is a spiritual recession God’s judgment on our nation?

A workman removes a character from a sign on the Twitter headquarters building in San Francisco, Monday, July 24, 2023. Elon Musk has unveiled a new "X" logo to replace Twitter's famous blue bird as he follows through with a major rebranding of the social media platform he bought for $44 billion last year. The X started appearing at the top of the desktop version of Twitter on Monday, but the bird was still dominant across the smartphone app. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Changing Twitter to X and $4,000 sorority consultants: When perception becomes reality

Thousands of Israelis march to Jerusalem in protest of plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to overhaul the judicial system, in Jerusalem, Saturday, July 22, 2023. Thousands of demonstrators entered the last leg of a four-day and nearly 70-kilometer (roughly 45-mile) trek from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Protest organizers planned to camp overnight outside Israel's parliament on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Protests rock Israel as legislature curbs Supreme Court

Director Christopher Nolan, left, and producer Emma Thomas pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film 'Oppenheimer' on Thursday, July 13, 2023 in London. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Why I refuse to see “Oppenheimer”—and you should, too

Children dance at the recovery camp for children and their mothers affected by the war near Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 3, 2023. A generation of Ukrainian children have seen their lives upended by Russia's invasion of their country. Hundreds of kids have been killed. For the survivors, the wide-ranging trauma is certain to leave psychological scars that will follow them into adolescence and adulthood. UNICEF says an estimated 1.5 million Ukrainian children are at risk of mental health issues. (AP Photo/Hanna Arhirova)

The children of Ukraine are paying the true cost of war: How to be a peacemaker where you live

FILE - A person shows their scan card for their personal selection numbers for a ticket for a Powerball drawing on Nov. 7, 2022, at a convenience store in Renfrew, Pa. A winning ticket has been sold in California for Wednesday's drawing on July 19, 2023, for the Powerball jackpot worth $1 billion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Winning ticket sold for $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot

A pregnant woman in a white dress holds her belly. A recent article about Texas' abortion ban refers to "birthing people" instead of "women." © By fotoduets/stock.adobe.com

“Birthing people” and AI chat clones: Responding to “an increasingly bizarre present”

A woman crosses her hands in an X as someone offers her a diet soda. The WHO recently declared that the artificial sweetener Aspartame may cause cancer, resulting in diet drink sales plummeting. © By KomootP/stock.adobe.com

The diet beverage debate and the first over-the-counter birth control pill: The urgency and power of discernment

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