Religion

Was Jesus divine? Publisher hedges bets with Bart Ehrman’s new book

By John Murawski (RNS) In a rare publishing feat, HarperCollins arranged to have a team of evangelical scholars write a rebuttal of hot-selling superstar writer Bart Ehrman’s new book. The post Was Jesus divine? Publisher hedges bets with Bart Ehrman’s new book appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Education

Pride Bite: NSU Gets Happy

By wlchrist You can say a lot about NSU students, faculty and staff. And one of those things is that they have spirit! NSU students and staff want to show the world how HAPPY they are at NSU! This video was produced by NSU students from Sharks United Television (SUTV), a student-run media outlet at NSU. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Christian

World Vision USA to Allow Employees to Enter Into Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

By Heather Clark FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – One of America’s largest Christian charities announced on Monday that it has altered its employee handbook to allow staff members to enter into same-sex ‘marriages’ as long as they profess to be Christians. World Vision, a Washington-based organization that has been assisting the poor and orphaned worldwide for over 60 years, stated that it decided to change its policy to bring “unity” among Christians. President Richard Stearns told Christianity Today that he wants to avoid the division over homosexuality that has been “tearing churches apart.” “Changing the employee conduct policy to allow someone in a same-sex marriage who is a professed believer in Jesus Christ to work for us makes our policy more consistent with our practice on other divisive issues,” he stated. “It also allows us to treat all of our employees the same way: abstinence outside of marriage, and fidelity within marriage.” Stearns denied that he was under any pressure to make the policy change, and asserted that the organization was not caving into the homosexual agenda by allowing employees to enter into same-sex “marriages.” “This is not us compromising. It is us deferring to the authority of churches and denominations on theological issues. We’re an operational arm …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Local News

Rob Base & Debbie Deb Play Magic City Casino

Freestyle fans will be packing Stage 305 at the Magic City Casino in Miami on Friday, June 13th for a concert by Rob Base, Debbie Deb and Lisette Melendez! The concert is part of the “Ultimate Miami Bartender and Dessert” competition. Admission includes 8 drink samples and 8 dessert samples! The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Local News

Compressed hydrogen leaks from overturned tractor-trailer on Florida's Turnpike

A tractor-trailer overturned Tuesday morning on Florida’s Turnpike, spilling compressed hydrogen onto the highway. Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Jachles said a hazardous materials team was working to clean the spill. Jachles said the tractor-trailer was carrying 24 compressed hydrogen cylinders, some of which were leaking. No injuries were reported. The Florida Highway Patrol closed all southbound lanes of the turnpike from Sample Road to Commercial Boulevard. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Local News

Deadly shooting in Lauderhill

A neighborhood has been left on edge after an overnight shooting. Lauderhill Police have been tight-lipped about the scene, but one body is inside a home and a child possibly saw what happened. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Local News

Closing arguments begin in Miami Heat dancer death trial

Closing arguments began Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old Miami Heat dancer in 2010. Mario Careaga, 46, is charged with DUI manslaughter in the Sept. 10, 2010, crash that killed Nancy Lopez-Ruiz. Careaga testified in his own defense Monday that he only had two alcoholic drinks while attending an event at the Galleria in Fort Lauderdale earlier that evening, although surveillance video from stores at the mall show him walking around with a drink in his hand. Police said Careaga’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the state legal limit of .08 percent. Careaga testified that he was drinking a vodka and tonic, but he added that it was “a weak drink.” Lopez-Ruiz was about to begin her first season as a Miami Heat dancer when she was killed. Careaga said he wasn’t paying attention to what was in front of him because he was focused on the headlights that were fast approaching in his rear-view mirror. “There’s no question I was not (under the influence of alcohol),” Careaga said. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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