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In the World — December 21, 2014

By Christy Barritt   “Amazing Grace” Headed to Broadway? A new production about the real-life story behind the song “Amazing Grace” and its author John Newtown premiered as a pre-Broadway production in Chicago in October. Newton was a British abolitionist who authored the historic hymn. The description of the play reads, “As Britain sits atop […]

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In the World — November 16, 2014

By Christy Barritt   New Words Admitted into Dictionary New words have been admitted into the online dictionaries of the Oxford University Press. Words were chosen based on how often they appeared both online and in the media. One of the new words was binge-watch, which occurs whena person watches a TV series all at […]

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In the World — June 29, 2014

By Christy Barritt   Jesus Chalk Drawing A church in Texas wanted to gain a world record by creating a 17,000-square-foot chalk portrait of Jesus in their parking lot. Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, created the image as a part of their celebration in the week leading up to Easter. It took hundreds of volunteers, […]

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In the World — June 22, 2014

By Christy Barritt   Seminary Graduates in Record Debt A new study has found that many seminary graduates are dealing with overwhelming debt. Because of this, the graduates are moonlighting or even going full-time at other jobs in order to make ends meet. The study was done by the Center for the Study of Theological […]

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In the World — January 12, 2014

By Christy Barritt   Part of Air Force Academy Oath Now Optional When cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy take an oath to uphold the Honor Code, the phrase “so help me God” will now be optional. This happened after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation threatened legal action and demanded the phrase be removed, […]