The Biggest Hindrance to Your Kids’ Faith Isn’t Doubt. It’s Silence

According to two researchers, the key to “sticky faith” is conversation. During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school kids reflected on the changes she’s witnessed over the years: “I think if I were to go back and re-parent, I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith.” Her instincts align with what teenagers need.... Read More | Share it now!

From Mars Hill to Harvest: Hope for a Wounded Church

How Christians care for one another when their leaders fall. Last weekend was the first time Harvest Bible Chapel gathered for worship without James MacDonald as its senior pastor. Days after firing the church’s founder, the elders of the Chicago-area multisite congregation announced more changes. The executive committee—the top leaders on the elder board—would also be resigning within months. A task force had been formed to review church structure and processes. This week,... Read More | Share it now!

Supreme Court decision may choke cash flow for some Florida police departments

A sweeping U.S. Supreme Court ruling Wednesday has police chiefs and sheriffs across Florida asking their lawyers whether they need to change how they seize people’s cars, homes and cash. … Click to Continue » ... Read More | Share it now!

Suspect in deadly Miami Beach shooting surrenders

A Margate man suspected in a fatal shooting in Miami Beach turned himself in Thursday, authorities said. He surrendered two days after police released surveillance video of a shooter firing a gun on a Miami Beach street moments before a man was shot and killed nearby. Alan Michael Alt, 32, has a history of arrests in Florida for DUI, reckless driving, theft and marijuana and has lived in Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Beach and Virginia Beach, Va., records show. Alt turned himself in at the... Read More | Share it now!

Jury finds man guilty of killing Taco Bell manager in 2009

A man was found guilty Thursday of killing Taco Bell manager Tikkitress Johnson in 2009 as she begged for her life. The same jury that convicted Karari Ritchie will be back in court in April to decide whether he should pay for the crime with his life. Deliberations in the capital murder case took more than 10 hours over two days. No one testified for the defense, and attorney Joseph Burke focused his closing argument Wednesday on perceived lapses in the investigation that brought Ritchie and... Read More | Share it now!

Apartments to benefit low-income seniors with rents as low as $380

Construction is underway for a $30 million apartment project in Hollywood benefiting low-income seniors. Pinnacle at Peacefield, which will be on Adams Street, west of South Dixie Highway, will have 120 rental apartments for people age 62 and older. Construction will be complete early next year, said Pinnacle Housing Group, the developer. The developer will start accepting applications sometime this fall. There will be income eligibility requirements. (A family of two, for example,... Read More | Share it now!

He forced women to dance in strip clubs. Now he’s going to prison for 10 years for human trafficking.

A Cuban national living in South Florida has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting three women into the U.S. from his home country and then forcing them to dance in local strip clubs to pay off their smuggling debts, federal authorities said. Ivan Madrigal Zamora, 46, was facing up to 60 years when he pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to federal charges that included forced labor trafficking and inducing an illegal alien to live in the U.S., prosecutors said. According to court records,... Read More | Share it now!

He forced women to dance in strip clubs. Now he’s going to prison for 10 years.

A Cuban national living in South Florida has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting three women into the U.S. from his home country and then forcing them to dance in local strip clubs to pay off their smuggling debts, federal authorities said. Ivan Madrigal Zamora, 46, was facing up to 60 years when he pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to federal charges that included forced labor trafficking and inducing an illegal alien to live in the U.S., prosecutors said. According to court records,... Read More | Share it now!

Judge bans Roger Stone from speaking about his prosecution in ongoing Mueller case

Roger Stone was banned Thursday from doing what he loves: talking in public. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson summoned President Donald Trump’s former adviser and friend from South Florida … Click to Continue » ... Read More | Share it now!