Stephanie Murphy starts ‘listening tour’ as she ponders challenging Marco Rubio

But Murphy, who defeated 24-year GOP incumbent John Mica in 2016 and was reelected in 2018 and 2020, said, “I know what it takes to defeat a powerful Republican incumbent, because I’ve already done that. I know what it takes to build the message machine, and raise the money to be able to win in a swing district, because I’ve done that three times.” ... Read More

Join BCPS in Celebrating the 2021 Caliber Awards Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related Employee of the Year to be Announced

Thursday, February25, 2021Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates the outstanding nominees and finalists for Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal and School-Related Employee of the Year. ... Read More

And Campaign to Add 13 New Chapters During Pandemic

Political tensions and growing racial awareness have fueled interest in its message of social justice and biblical morality. The And Campaign—the organization rallying urban Christians to “faithful civic engagement”—is on track to quadruple its size in the span of a year, with chapters launching in three Southern cities in 2020 and scheduled to launch in another 10 cities in the first half of 2021. Last year’s convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and political... Read More

Charles Spurgeon Knew It Was Possible to Be Faithful and Depressed

How his example can encourage believers who “walk in darkness, and see no light.” For Charles Spurgeon, the celebrated 19th-century preacher, depression was more than just circumstantial. When he spoke of it in his sermons and lectures, his examples, which were often rooted in his own experience, included a significant form of depression: the kind that comes without cause. In one sermon, he said, You may be surrounded with all the comforts of life and yet be in wretchedness more gloomy... Read More

Trump’s false fraud claims to be key theme at CPAC, the first significant Republican gathering since the 2020 election

The event will feature a seven-part series on “Protecting Elections,” including one titled “Why Judges & Media Refused to Look at the Evidence,” featuring Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. The conservative congressman addressed the rally near the White House just before the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, telling the crowd, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.” ... Read More

Iraq’s Struggling Christians Hope for Boost from Pope Francis Visit

Landmark trip will include Qaraqosh, where most families fled ISIS yet some are now trying to restore the Christian heartland of the Nineveh Plains. Nasser Banyameen speaks about his hometown of Qaraqosh in the historical heartland of Iraqi Christianity with nostalgia. Before Islamic State group fighters swept through the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq. Before the militants shattered his sense of peace. Before panicked relatives and neighbors fled, some never to return. Iraq’s... Read More

A World Vision Employee Is Still Awaiting Fair Trial in Israel

The charges against him don’t make sense. And his day in court has been delayed again and again. Every day, at least once and sometimes more, Khalil el-Halabi logs on to Twitter and posts pictures, videos, and appeals on behalf of his son Mohammad. Tagging people he believes might come to his aid—human rights lawyers, politicians, and journalists—he calls for justice and mercy. On January 4, he posted, “To our Israeli neighbours. My son will be brought to court for the... Read More