How Secularity Will Advance the Gospel of the Kingdom

Religious pluralism has provided space for the Gospel to be heard. Things aren’t always as they appear. The rose-colored glasses with which we look at our religious past often artificially and inappropriately distorts our perspective on our future. As the great philosopher Billy Joel once quipped, “The good ol’ days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” Our fears of tomorrow often stem from a longing to retreat back to the familiar... Read More

Interview: How Universalism, ‘the Opiate of the Theologians,’ Went Mainstream

Michael McClymond decries the rising popularity of an idea Christians have rejected for most of church history. Rob Bell made a splash in 2011 with the release of Love Wins, a book that challenged settled Christian understandings of heaven, hell, and divine judgment. But as many critics pointed out in response, Bell’s musings about universal salvation relied on arguments that have been advanced—and mostly condemned—throughout church history. What explains the recent... Read More

Small Town Pastors See More Than Small Wonders

Rural ministry is experiencing a resurgence in the US even as economic and demographic numbers continue their decline. These days, living in small-town America often means living with less. 2018 marked another year of decline in many rural and small towns: economies suffering; local residents aging or moving away; and many struggling with addiction, disillusionment, or depression. But just as the nation declares a crisis in small communities, the church has seen new momentum around rural... Read More

Year-round daylight saving time? Trump is on board with Rubio’s idea

U.S. Sen Marco Rubio’s bill to make Daylight Saving Time year-round got a boost Monday from President Trump. “Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!” Trump said in a tweet, giving a presidential thumbs up to Rubio’s proposal to keep the clocks moved forward permanently. Under Rubio’s Sunshine Protection Act, filed last week and co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, Americans would set their clocks ahead one hour and keep them there, giving them an extra hour of... Read More

Drugs, protests and mass arrests. What happened last time Miami hosted a convention?

The last time Miami Beach hosted a national political convention, it didn’t exactly go smoothly. Thousands of protesters camped out in Flamingo Park for days, vandals smashed windows along Collins … Click to Continue » ... Read More

The best happy hours in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Delray and West Palm Beach

If you ask us, happy hour is the best time of the day. What could be better than sipping cocktails and nibbling on light bites? Usually there’s some sort of discount involved, so that can clinch the deal. And since South Florida is a travel destination, you can bet that the bars and restaurants here know how to slap happy hour up to a new level. Here are some of our favorites right now. (Stay tuned for some breaking happy hour news from the Miami Heat during the NBA Playoffs.) The... Read More

Weapon report prompts lockdown at Dillard High School; ex-student accused of Miramar school threat

Fort Lauderdale police searched Dillard High School Monday after a report of a possible weapon on campus that turned out to be unfounded. The school was locked down for part of the morning. Lennise Marchant arrived at Dillard High after her daughter, Nala DeSousa, texted her about the police activity. “She’s OK,” Marchant said about her daughter who is a senior. Marchant was able to call her child, who said she was in a classroom where the lights were turned off. “The scene alone is... Read More

Unsealed warrants show how cops got into massage parlor

Police still haven’t said how they tricked two women out of a Jupiter day spa to secretly set up surveillance cameras. But records released Monday show it was referred to as a “tactical ruse” to get them to step outside of the spa that authorities believed was actually a brothel. While the women stood outside in the Orchids of Asia Day Spa parking lot, three cops discreetly hid the cameras inside the lobby and four treatment rooms so they could watch — in real time — the male... Read More